Cat unveils new rugged phone at CES

Cat unveils new rugged phone at CES
Caterpillar has unveiled the Cat B100, a new rugged feature phone that is available immediately in Europe. Other markets will be receiving this new model in the first half of 2014. How rugged is this handset? Consider that it is IP67 certified and offers MIL 810G protection. The former means that the phone is protected totally against dust, and can survive immersion at depths down to 3 feet. It can also handle drops, extreme changes in temperature and some other things that would normally break your average phone.

The CAT B100 features a 2.2 inch 240 x 320 display and runs a custom OS. There is a 3MP camera on board, and while there is very little native memory, the device does take microSD cards with a capacity as high as 32GB. The dimensions are 123 x 56 x 17.5mm and the unit weighs 136g.


No, this is not the handset that you are going to want for texting, surfing the net or downloading apps. But if you work on a construction site, or have another job that would be considered high-risk to an expensive new smartphone, you might want to consider the CAT B100, especially if all you plan on doing with your device is making calls.


source: Pocketlint

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15 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's pretty freekin awesome❕❕❕❕

2. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

This phone looks like a tank !! New nokia 3310

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I wonder what would happen if I threw it at a Nokia 3310.

4. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

The Nokia would still live and then be deemed a Weapon of Mass Destruction and used in a murder case

5. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

I guess that from that collision will appear a lightning and nokia s gonna win :)

13. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

its like you throw Thor to Ironman

6. Mr_Awesome

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Fugly

7. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

what are you talking about, it looks crazy cool

8. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

can it runs whatsapp,fb or viber?

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

eventually maybe, not sure as of yet i know whatsapp is on almost ever platform like even the small custom ones for feature phones

12. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Facebook can be accessed through the browser, but Viber and Whatsapp aren't available in feature phones except Nokia's

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