Caterpillar to launch rugged Cat B15 Android handset next month
0. phoneArena posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:30
Caterpillar is known for building rugged construction and mining vehicles and machines, and with that background of building long lasting machines that can survive through anything, Cat has started using that know-how to produce an Android model that belongs to that niche group of rugged handsets that can withstand anything...
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2. Captain_Doug posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:36 0 0
That actually doesn't look too bad. The failing point for these tough phones is their screen though. Hopefully it's responsive. WVGA on a 4" isn't terrible I guess...
3. Kreft posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:01 0 0
See I actually really like this phone in theory a lot. Know of a lot of people who's line of work would make this phone ideal but I have my doubts. 512MB RAM just doesn't seem like it would be enough for android. WP does well with it but in my experience android needs at least a gig. My old phone had 768MB and it was sluggish though that might have been due to the bloatware garbage htc sense. Maybe stock android is different.
5. D_Tech-tive posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:04 2 0
Why do the rugged phones always have sub par specs? Only 512 MB RAM...Really?!!!
7. SavageLucy42 posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:27 0 0
Because if specs matter to you, you're probably smart enough to buy a case and a screen protector.
13. D_Tech-tive posted on 28 Feb 2013, 20:18 0 0
They do... but I got my cake and eat too. RAZR MAXX gorilla glass and nano coating plus good specs.
More phones need this!
11. kobainez posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:02 0 0
SONY XPERIA Z is a rugged smartphone and it has decent specs..
8. rallyguy posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:31 0 0
Pretty cool. This isn't designed for the general public. People that work in construction don't spend much time on apps. They need a phone and text ability, along with a map program mostly.
9. digitalw posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:40 0 0
haha...1.8m... ok. My NOKIA N8 have survieved at least 8 falls from 3 meteres or more on a concrete! OK, I admit, it hase a silicone rubber. And maybe i wass only lucky... ;) Otherways, i thik this is a device that i would like to have.
10. Forsaken77 posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:20 0 0
This is actually a pretty sexy phone. I wish more phones were designed like this. They should offer this phone with the pre-paid carriers. Alot of people buy a secondary work phone through pre-paid. I have my AT&T Galaxy S3 for personal use, then I have my Boost Mobile phone for work. This phone would be awesome for work. I just can't justify spending over $400 on a secondary work phone.
12. buildcircle posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:24 0 0
It is great to see Caterpillar committing to these types of devices. I am happy to see the screen is large enough to view drawings on site from connected applications like Buildcircle. Jelly Bean is a big improvement over the previous versions of android. Good job Cat, keep it up!