If you think a pansy smartphone is useless for you because you’re likely to shatter the prissy glass under the sheer strength of your fingers curling around its wimpy body, you may be interested in Telstra’s new ruggedised handset, which features an IP54 rating for water and dust protection and a 2.4-inch GorillaGlass screen.
As far as its other, non-ruggedised specs go, it’s fairly vanilla in a land of chocolate and strawberry swirls. It has a 3MP camera, A-GPS, expandable memory up to 16GB, and an integratedFM radio and MP3 player. But given that the type of people who need rugged phones aren’t likely to need to spend hours playing Angry Birds, that’s probably not too bad.
The phone is available for $360 outright.