Rugged phones are generally not attractive to look at. They tend to be boxy things with little thought put into the style since they are expected to survive harsh conditions. A company called Verykool has unveiled a new rugged phone that is in fact very cool called the R80.
The R80 looks like one of those designer phones that turn up from time to time and for some reason it reminds me of the suit in Crysis. The phone is a quad band device supporting 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and it uses GPRS class 12 technology. The phone measures in at 118 x 53 x 15.80mm and weighs 114g. The screen of the phone is 2.4-inches and it has a screen on the back that is a 1-inch OLED.
Other features include Bluetooth, USB tethering, and PC sync capability. It has a 2MP camera and promises four hours of talk time and ten days on standby. The internal memory is only 30MB but the phone has a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB. The phone is waterproof and shockproof.
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