Rugged smartphones are ideal for the construction crowd and for the folks who love the great outdoors. These durable mobile phones can take a beating, withstand the extreme challenges posed by hazardous environments and provide for all your mobile corporate needs. Let's look at some of the best rugged smartphones in the market.
Motorola i1: This Android smartphone is resistant to dust, shock, vibration and rain. It features a 3.1 inch HVGA display, Android 1.5, Wi-Fi, Push-to-talk, and a 5 megapixel camera with video capture. This top rugged cell phone also offers business tracking, job workflow applications, and Xora mobile workforce management tools.
Airo Wireless A25is: This AT&T smartphone meets MIL-SPEC 810F standards for protection against abuse and environmental conditions as well as an IP-67 rating against intrusion by moisture, water, and dirt. The Airo Wireless A25is features a 2.8-inch touch display, Windows Mobile 6.1, GPS telematics applications, Push-to-Talk, Wi-Fi and support for business applications for job assignment and inventory tracking.
Motorola ES400:This rugged cell phone features a durable construction that can withstand dust, drops and bumps that occur every business day. This cell phone also meets MIL-STD 810G drop specifications and sports a 3 inch touchscreen, a 3.2 megapxel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi a/b/g, and a full QWERTY keyboard. This Windows Mobile handset runs on a 600MHz ARM 11 processor with 256MB RAM and 1GB of internal flash memory.
i-Mate 810f : is a rugged Windows Mobile smartphone that can withstand temperature extremes of up to 60 degree and -20 degree celsius. The i-mate-810-F is built to endure heat, cold, humidity, shock as well as dust and dirt. This handset features a QVGA impact-resistant touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, GPS, WiFi, Secure i-Q software, 2MP camera and a 624 MHz CPU.