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Rugged CAT S50c Android phone available for Verizon subscribers

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Rugged CAT S50c Android phone available for Verizon subscribers
Built by the U.K.'s Bullitt Group using a license from Caterpillar, CAT phones have typically been rugged handsets that can live through drops, falls, exposure to liquids and more. Now comes word that the CAT S50c is being made available to Verizon subscribers, giving them the opportunity to purchase a handset that they can use on construction sites or on other rough terrain without worrying that the phone will break.

The CAT S50c will also be protected against extreme temperatures, humidity, thermal shocks, salt mist, water and dust. Besides construction workers, the device is perfect for first responders and athletes who partake in extreme sports. The device features a Gorilla Glass protected 4.7-inch screen with a 720 x 1280 resolution. The screen can be used by those wearing gloves, or even when the display is wet from rain or snow. A quad-core 2.0GHz CPU is under the hood with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage and the 2630mAh battery keeps the phone powered for a full day. Thanks to the push-to-talk feature, you can turn the unit into a walkie-talkie to have one to one conversations.

Mil Spec 810G certified, the phone will not break if dropped from 3.9-feet or less. It also can be submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, and emerge unscathed. That's because the CAT S50c features IP67 certification. The phone is also impervious to dust.

The CAT S50c is currently available as a Verizon exclusive through catphones.com, amazon.com and homedepot.com. It can also be purchased from Ingram Micro's Verizon agents, priced at $400.

If you're looking for a phone that you can count on to be working under all conditions, you might want to take a look at the CAT S50c. With its rugged design, it just might have more than nine lives.
 



source: catphones via FierceWireless

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posted on 15 Jan 2016, 22:34 1

1. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2081; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Meh, you can pick up mint GS6 Actives in this price range on Swappa, but I guess if you are on Verizon, this might be your only choice.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 00:29

4. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3208; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


who the hell would buy a low end beautiful phone like this for that price more like 125 i mean 720p 2ghz 1g ram its trash a large paper weight

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 01:19 2

5. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2081; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I agree, but if you are stuck in CDMA Hell, the S6 Active won't work for you. That would be my rugged phone of choice, since nice ones are going for < $400 on Swappa.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 04:30 1

8. ibend (Posts: 3167; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


or just buy any midranger, and put it inside rugged case

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 23:38

2. ibend (Posts: 3167; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


at that price it should at least have SD61x, 32GB internal storage, 5000mAh battery
and, can stand 3.9 feet (1.2m) fall isnt something that can be bragged for rugged phone =_=

btw did they use shatterproof-screen like in moto turbo 2?

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 04:14

7. uzimafioso (Posts: 190; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


No. That's a Moto patent and that is certified for 5 ft drops.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 23:44

3. combatmedic870 (Posts: 547; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Too bad Caterpillar is slowly shutting down here in the US (Illinois).

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 01:40 3

6. tonyv13 (Posts: 37; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


Lol most of you guys are missing the point is not made for playing games or taking pictures at work.. Is for when you need to received a call or text back from let's say Construction job

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 05:01

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10537; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No thanks the specsspecs suck.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 07:19

10. GreenMan (Posts: 754; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


I quote: the phone will not break if dropped from 3.9-feet or less

Well, I'm 6'3 so nope...

BTW, does this thing run 'STOCK ANDROID'???

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 09:42 4

11. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


All of you complaining about the specs the hardest work you've probably ever done is being forced to clean your bedroom and worry your phone might drop in the toilet when you go.
Well this phone isn't for you lot. It's for the sort of people who work on a building site and have to deal with the chances of the phone being dropped crushed or buried every time it leaves their pockets.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 10:14

12. ChaoticRage (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Jan 2016)


Probably a small market for this device.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 11:29

13. sissy246 (Posts: 533; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


To bad it's just a Verizon I know the perfect person for this phone. He brakes about 2 phones a year

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 20:57

15. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 190; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


they been had the GSM lineup...i think this might be their first CDMA phone

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 09:31

14. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 190; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


come on i understand low spec phones but they should really do away with the 1GB RAM in fav of 2GB RAM....its like trying to make win 7 run on only 1GB of RAM, ur going get alot of lag and battery drain...needs 2GB RAM 1GB for the OS and 1GB for apps ,cam etc vs making 1GB RAM do EVERYTHING

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