Most durable phone-world record
set by the Sonim XP1
SAN MATEO, CA, USA --
Designed to withstand the harshest punishment, the Sonim
XP1 can be dropped, shocked, splashed and covered
in dust without missing a call-and sets the world record for
Photo: The Sonim
XP1 (also known as JCB
Toughphone in some markets) was created for the most
challenging of environments and activities.(enlarge
Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim
comments: "If youíre standing on a construction site with
a welding tool in your hand, or are sitting in a catamaran
with a hard wind in your face, you really donít need a fashion
accessory nor a multimedia monster, you need a dependable
working tool like the new XP1, built for extreme conditions."
rubber is molded to the durable non-porous casing, keypad
buttons are tested to 500,000 pushes, the screen has a scratch-resistant
George McPherson, Chief Executive of Data Select comments:
"The market has been demanding a no-nonsense mobile that can
handle the knocks of an active lifestyle as well as dealing
with the rigours of life on a building site. The
JCB Toughphone is the answer; it's tough, easy
to use and packed with modern technology. Just like a JCB!"
XP1 (also known as JCB
Toughphone in some markets) is officially proof
against a stream of water, near 1.7-meter-high drop to concrete,
and has an operational range from -20C to 60C.
If you like the sound of owning a phone that
is dustproof, shatterproof and water resistant but donít like
the bright yellow colour of the JCB
Tough Phone then the Sonim
XP1 could be for you.
This resilient unit also boasts a glare and scratch
resistant screen making it perfect for any outdoor enthusiasts
or workers who battle against the repetitive situation of
replacing their mobile phone all too often.
Joakim Wiklund, co-founder of Sonim
Technologies comments: "Research commissioned by us
indicated that 70% of outdoor workers refrain from using their
phones in the workplace because the phone might break, and
40% have broken their mobile phone in the last year, and common
reasons are damage from humidity, dropping and crushing the
phone. We are aiming to provide a solution to this problem."
We've seen it tossed and kicked around, run over
by cars, treaded on by elephants, dropped in a cement mixer.
Finally, the USB port, ear jack and external
antenna port are sealed with plastic caps so moist and dirt
are kept away from those vulnerable points.
* Shock, water and dust resistant (after all, we're
talking the closest a phone has ever got to a weapon)
* Scratch resistant display
* Philips Nexperia 6120 platform
* Bluetooth v1.2 (Object Push and Headset profiles
* Tri-band GSM/GPRS phone
* 1000 SMS storage
* MP3 and WAV ringtones
* Very loud speakerphone
* 10 MB flash memory
* 2.5 mm audio jack
* Nice battery performance thanks to the Li-Ion 1100
* No-questions-asked 3 year warranty
is built for anyone who requires equipment they can
depend on, ideal for construction workers, lorry drivers,
farmers and foremen.
Equally, the Sonim
is perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle who requires
a mobile phone that can take a few knocks. It should also
survive most outdoor leisure pursuits, or possibly even a
trip down to the pub.
XP1 is arguably the most
durable mobile phone ever made available to the general
Sunday, October 12, 2008