Monday, March 23, 2009

New Rugged Mobile released by Samsung

Samsung’s B2100 Xplorer, that was reportedly released in a few European countries and Germany very recently, may not be big on looks, but is designed to be a real beast when it comes to the elements. It’s a lower end handset without high tech features like 3G capabilities.
According to the reports, the B2100 doesn’t come equipped with an altimeter and digital compass. This makes me wonder about its name. What it does come with is US Military Standard 810F (MIL-STD-810F) certification that makes it one of the toughest headsets around. With its urethane body (same material used to make roller blades), the handset can be fully submerged underwater up to just one meter though and only up to 30 minutes. After that is anybody’s guess. It’s also shock, water, salt, fog and dust resistant compliant with both the European IP57 certification and the US Military Standard.
Other features include –
♦1.7-inch, 120 x 160 pixel, TFT LCD
♦Noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
♦Vibration setting that makes it vibrate longer
♦Independent flashlight located on top of the device with a dedicated button
♦External memory support (micro SD)
♦Bluetooth 2.1, with A2DP
♦1.3 megapixel camera
As of now the price has still not been disclosed and of course we haven’t heard anything about the Xplorer’s possible arrival here, so stay tuned.