Quechua, a company best known for their hiking and sports equipment, has teamed up with Archos to create its own smartphone called Quechua Phone. It’s a 5-inch phone that runs Android 4.1, has 4 gigs of internal memory, a microSD expansion slot, 5-megapixel rear camera, a gig of RAM, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, and a 3,500mAh battery.
The biggest bit of news is that it has passed IP54 certification, making it one of the most durable smartphones on the market. It’s still not out yet and we don’t know anything else about it, besides the fact that it’ll cost $310 when it launches.
I don’t care how tough they make it; it’ll never stand up to an old Nokia brick. It’s great that it can take somewhat of a beating, but a tough exterior and giant battery doesn’t do you any good if you don’t have cell reception. Let’s be honest, it’s not anything more than a somewhat more durable mid-range smartphone. Actually, by the time it comes out, it won’t even be mid-range!
I’m sure non-tech interested hikers and bikers will pick it up, but true hiking and biking tech geeks will find a way to make their high-end smartphones indestructible and worthwhile out in the wild.
Anyone care to share their ideas?
Source – Engadget
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