When it comes to Android devices we are constantly pushed on a daily basis to choose which looks the best however in the field of protected phones, very few actually look good due to their need to be so heavily protected from the elements, well that is until Caterpillar today announced the Cat B15.
Maybe it’s just me but I actually really like the look of this handset. Compared to the previous Cat handsets this one actually has a look of hard wearing yet cool about it.
So what does it have on board then?
- 4” Gorilla Glass Touch Screen
- Android 4.1
- Dual core 1Ghz Processor
- 5 Megapixel camera
- Waterproof, can be immersed in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes
At £299.99 it’s not cheap so you have to weigh up how much you are willing to pay to have a cool looking phone but one that’s protected in the rough terrain that you work in (if you work in a rough terrain that is).
Cat® B15 available on Amazon.co.uk
London, 15 April 2013, Bullitt Mobile Ltd., global licensee of Cat phones for Caterpillar Inc., today announced that the new Cat B15, the durable & rugged smartphone is available on Amazon.co.uk for £299. The tough phone boasts all the necessary features and functions to withstand anoutdoor and adventurous lifestyle. It is capable of surviving a 1.8 metre drop, being submerged in up to one metre of water for 30 minutes, the functionality to use the 4 inch multi-touch screen with wet fingers, as well as being dustproof and scratch resistant.
“We’re pleased to announce the availability of the Cat B15 on leading e-commerce site Amazon.co.uk. At £299 the phone will appeal to a diverse audience from outdoor adventurers to industrial/construction workers, in fact anyone looking for a phone that withstands dropping, knocking, water and dust.” said Dave Floyd, Director of Technology, Bullitt Mobile Ltd., global licensee for Cat phones.
The Cat B15 brings together the heritage of the Cat brand to deliver a durable,robust and high quality smartphone. The device is protected by silver anodized aluminium and shock absorbent rubber, reinforcing its durability, enabling the 1.8m drop.
Europe’s leading distributor of mobile phones and accessories, 20:20 Mobile, is the UK distribution partner for all sales channels. To purchase the phone from Amazon please visit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/B15-Ruggedised-Tough-Smart-Phone/dp/B00BN4ZLCY
- Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Processor: MediaTek MT6577 Dual 1GHz Cortex™-A9
- Size: 125mm x 69.5mm x 14.95mm
- Weight: 170g
- Screen details: 4” WVGA 480×800 LCD, Capacitive Multi-touch, Gorilla glass, wet finger tracking
- Memory: 4GB storage + 512 RAM
- Camera: 5.0 MP Rear, VGA Front
- Video: 720P recording 30 FPS Codecs H.263, H.264/AVC, mpeg4/SP, VP8
- Talk time: Up to 9 hours
- Stand By: Up to 9.5 days
- Connections: microUSB, microSD 32GB, 3.5mm audio
- GPS: A-GPS mode
- Temperature Operational range: -20º C to + 55º C
- Drop testing: 1.80M Concrete
- IP rating: IP67 waterproof to 1m for 30 min Impervious to dust