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



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Geez! That CAT logo is damn big! O_o

5. Aeires unregistered

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

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

2. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Looks cool.

3. recond9

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

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

4. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

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

7. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Or you can buy a Motorola defy+ for $100

8. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

9. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Sony licensing wet finger tracking? or...

11. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

12. nasko

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

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

13. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Kyocera Torque looks to be a better rugged smartphone.

15. moolotovzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

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

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