It appears that US Cellular has brought another "RUGGED" device to their lineup. I've seen something like this requested by many who hard on their phones or are outside daily and need that extra protection. On top of that, it really appears to be some great specs so you won't even have to compromise those aspects. Here's the specs:
- Android 4.1(Jelly Bean)
- Military Standard 810G for shock and drops
- Certified dustproof and waterproof for IP57-protection against dust and water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter) of water
- 4G LTE
- 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
- 4GB on board memory
- 4.0" Capacitive Touchscreen
- 5 MP camera w/flash & video camcorder and 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g,n
- MicroSD Card Slot support up to 32GB
- Bluetooth Version 4.0 LE+EDR Stereo
- Smart sonic reciever technology (let's you hear in noisy or harsh environments)
- Battery: 2000 mAh
- Usage Time: Up to 12.4 hours
- Standby Time: (3G) Up To 17 Days, (4G LTE) Up To 12.5 Days
- Dimensions: (H) 4.88" x (W) 2.52" x (D) 0.42"
Additionally, it is being reported that this device is sponsored by Bear Grylls. Now, apparently I'm not up on my TV watching but after research, Bear is the star of Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel. Wonder if we'll see him carrying this on his show now? What better way to promote a device than on a national show! With this sponsorship, US Cellular is running a promotion for ALL US Cellular employees, agents, cashiers, etc. So, if you're an employee and haven't heard about this yet, check out: http://www.thenextbigwave.com/uscellular!
What do you think Team? Again, I'm sure most won't rush to this device but I have seen multiple requests for a more rugged device and it sounds like US Cellular listened. Add in the sponsorship and this device might sell very well. Let us know what you think!