Whether it's summer beach, spring showers, or family activities, you will inevitably encounter water, gravity, and children. To ensure that your smartphone survives as well as you do, Kyocera has launched the Hydro Vibe, the latest of its series of smartphones built for the rough and tumble.
Expanding its line of rugged devices, Panasonic revealed at MWC 2014 a new 5-inch Toughpad variant. Aimed squarely at workers on the field and on the move, this device combines the portability of a phablet with materials and features built for some serious rough handling.
Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors have been heating up lately. There has been several reports, including one from a Korean securities firm that listed (what they believe) to be a full set of specs. Perhaps a bit more important was news of the Unpacked 5 event, which has been announced by Samsung and will be taking place just ahead of Mobile World Congress, on February 24th. Along with Galaxy S5 rumors, we are now beginning to see details of an Active and Zoom model.
Because you can never be too careful with your prized Samsung Galaxy S 4, mobile device accessory manufacturer Incipio has cooked up this new ATLAS case for the smartphone. Practically encasing the device in four layers, the ATLAS Ultra Protective Waterproof Case boasts of the best of the best when it comes to keeping your smartphone safe and dry.
A smartphone that can withstand the elements and yet remain slim and lightweight. That is the sales pitch that Swedish company Handheld Group is making for the Nautiz X1, the company's first rugged smartphone, its first Android device, and its first device with a capacitive touchscreen.
Cases with extended batteries are almost a dime a dozen. But this new case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from ZeroLemon takes the concept to almost insane levels, offering extended life, protection, and a couple more features.
Sports retailer Decathlon has paired up with mobile device maker Archos to bring a smartphone for the sports-loving population of France. The new Quechua Phone might not leave skid marks in benchmark test, but it is, however, built to last.
Lenovo is aiming for the education market with their latest notebook announcement. The particular notebook is a Chromebook, specifically, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook and it sports a rugged design. Some of the rugged features include a rubber bumper, reinforced ports to minimize chances of accidental damage and a stronger keyboard that protects the keys from being removed.
Kyocera recently launched the Hydro XTRM with MetroPCS and as of today, there is word of the durable and waterproof handset coming to another US carrier. This latest is T-Mobile, though, this time around the Hydro XTRM will only be available for business customers. Pricing has yet to be announced, however Kyocera and T-Mobile have said the handset will be available beginning on November 20th.