Samsung shapes shock-resistant phone
Samsung has rolled out its first "ultra-durable" mobile phone, and with its water-, dust- and shock-resistant shell, the Samsung M110 Solid mounts a chunky challenge to Sonim's "indestructible" XP1.
Samsung's Solid: rubber clad
According to Samsung, the 92g Solid's clad in "thick rubber". Within lies a dual-band (900/1800MHz) GSM/GPRS phone with a VGA camera on the back, an FM radio and Bluetooth. The camera has a flash that can double-up as a torch.
All of which makes it eminently suitable for outdoor types, be they builders, ramblers or mountaineers, Samsung said. It'll withstand drops of up to 1m, apparently.
Folk venturing to remote locations may fancy the Solid's SOS key which auto-sends a 'Help!' text message to a nominated handset if the button's press three times in rapid succession. Once the alert is sent, the next call to come in is automatically answered - reception permitting, or course.
The Samsung Solid is available from O2 and is free with any 12-month contract, or £60 on PAYG.
@AC the Second
Remind me to put a disclaimer saying it's tongue-in-cheek next time for those who take life too seriously...... :-P As if the Getting Coat icon *wasn't* a clue to that.......
Oh, and yes, I AM idiotic AND clumsy.... well spotted!!!
m = mile?
Anonymous - perhaps 'm' is used as an abbreviation for mile, not metre?
I hate these morons who always whine about drop heights ("Oh, but I'm 1.8m tall, why does it only have 1.5m drop height, that's no use"). It's not designed as much for when you're calling (when most normal people actually grip the thing) as when you're taking it out of pocket or case, when it's most likely to fall. Not to mention its being knocked off a table or other furniture, which generally isn't much more than 1m. If you find you're constantly dropping your phone during actual calls, perhaps a better approach is to see a physiotherapist rather than buy a more ruggedised phone.
Personally, I welcome this move towards ruggedisation (having just bought an impact-proof, waterproof, dust-sealed digital camera) for those of us who do active sports and hobbies; in my case, kayaking. This is where these impact- and weather-proof devices come in handy, rather than the sort of idiotic clumsiness that Anonymous above seems to suffer from.
How come it ain't yellow? Everything that's ruggedized has to be yellow. It's the rules, init?
Drop of 1m....
Every Ewok should have one.