Cat B15Q, the world's toughest Android KitKat smartphone, gets priced in Europe


The Cat B15Q was announced earlier this month as the world’s first rugged smartphone to run Android KitKat and to be available globally. While the B15Q hasn’t been released anywhere in the world yet, and Caterpillar didn’t provide official pricing details, we discovered how much the handset is going to cost in Europe.

Amazon Germany is currently taking pre-orders for the Cat B15Q, asking €399 for an unlocked unit. That’s about $544, though we assume that the handset won’t cost that much when it reaches the US. The older variant of the B15Q, the Cat B15, is currently available Stateside (via Amazon, and likely other retailers, too) for $339, and we’re thinking that the new model will probably not be sold for more than $500.

The B15Q works at temperatures ranging from -13°F (-25°C) to 131°F (55 °C), and can survive drops from up to 5.9 feet (1.8 meters). The smartphone is also dust- and water-resistant. Its specs aren’t that impressive, though, including a 4-inch WVGA display with wet finger tracking, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and microSD card support.


source: Amazon Germany

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9 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why the crappy MediaTek processor? They should have used the Snapdragon 200 or 400 instead...

5. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Are you nuts?!?!? Why do you want these wimps when you can have the Snapdragon 805 (AKA the big boss)?

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

To keep the price reasonable...

2. lanhvantho

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

youtube.com/watch?v=s83VdaCwtwo

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

But will it blend?

4. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

I bet my girlfriend can break it. Easily.

7. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Does your GF weigh 500 pounds, still she won't be able to break it....

8. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Don't underestimate the powers of a clumsy woman.

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

LOL, +1 to that......

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