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This tough Android smartphone by Caterpillar can be yours for $349

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This tough Android smartphone by Caterpillar can be yours for $349

So, you're interested in a phone that's built to last, eh? Then meet the Caterpillar Cat B15 – a smartphone that's built to withstand a lot more abuse than your average Android handset can handle safely. Protected by its tough armor made of metal and rubber, the device will survive a drop onto concrete from a height of up to 6 feet, and its IP67 certification goes to show that it can survive a dunk in water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. 

But the Caterpillar Cat B15 is no dumb phone. The smartphone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box so it will run all of your favorite Android apps. Its 4-inch screen may not seem like anything spectacular on paper with its resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, but it is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass and it's usable even with a wet finger. 

The rest of its specs are mediocre at best, but that's more or less expected from a rugged smartphone. There's a dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor running at 1GHz under the hood of the Caterpillar Cat B15 with only 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Its main camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels while a front-facing VGA cam is placed above its screen. At least the battery should provide decent longevity with its 2000mAh capacity, which is enough for 16 hours of talk time. 

So yeah, its specs may be pathetic, but the Caterpillar Cat B15 makes up for that with its extreme durability. The smartphone is available for purchase online at a price of $350.

source: Caterpillar

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:39 2

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Geez! That CAT logo is damn big! O_o

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:19 4

5. Aeires (unregistered)


Almost as obnoxious as the Verizon logo they slap on phones.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:33

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If this phone will be on Verizon, we must be ready for the HUGE CAT and VERIZON logo!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:48 1

2. cezarepc (Posts: 506; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Looks cool.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:01 1

3. recond9 (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


The CAT logo say it all,good marketing B-)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:11 1

4. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Looks cool :) But only sony can make elegant rugged device but this one is good too

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:59

7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Or you can buy a Motorola defy+ for $100

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:54

8. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Can't believe it only has 4GB of storage.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:14 1

10. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I know!! Even for the hardest worker in the U.S., you can fill that up by just thinking about downloading stuff.

There will be some disappointed owners who otherwise might be happy with this He-Man of the Smartphone Universe.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:08

9. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Sony licensing wet finger tracking? or...

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:19

11. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


512 MB of Ram is to little.... Android todays required a minimum of 1Gb of Ram to be comfortable.

I rather have the Xperia Go and get a bumper case...

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 10:06 1

12. nasko (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


I can't believe that this phone is without flash?!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:04

13. TheMan (Posts: 372; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


This is a 3G GSM phone, so it's no surprise that the target is Europe and few -- well, only one so far -- American carrier is offering this device.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:49

14. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Kyocera Torque looks to be a better rugged smartphone.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 15:08

15. moolotovzz (Posts: 24; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


might be used as a weapon therefore banned from airplanes.. :D

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