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i-mate readying its first rugged smartphone

updated 02:25 pm EST, Wed February 11, 2009

i-mate intros rugged phone

i-mate today said it will release one of its first hardened devices. The i-mate 810-F is named after the US military specification, MIL-810-F, which the handset meets. The company has tested the phone to withstand temperature extremes ranging from 14F to 140F, as well as being able to withstand various levels of exposure to water, dust, humidity and shock resistance. It also includes a QWERTY keyboard and an impact-resistant touchscreen.

The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional phone has 3G data network access over HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS mapping with a digital compass, Bluetooth, and an accelerometer. Onboard storage is a relatively large 2.2GB. An uncommon addition is the company's Secure i-Q feature that lets users lock their lost or stolen devices, erase personal information or trigger an alarm remotely from a PC.

While prices and release dates are still unknown, the handset is due for an official and more detailed release at Mobile World Congress in Spain next week. i-mate has traditionally sold its handsets unlocked without partnering up with wireless providers, and the same approach is expected with the 810-F. [via MobileChoice]






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