T-Mobile has recently posted a short video on YouTube. The video measures in at just 23 seconds in length and shows little more than someone diving into a pool and then swimming a short distance underwater. That may sound a little strange by itself, but then we look back to the earlier rumors which have been leading up to an announcement for the Sony Xperia Z -- which just so happens to be a waterproof handset.
image of the handset leak late last month and at the time it looked like the device would be arriving as the Kyocera Elite. As of today however, coming by way of another image leak, it looks like the handset will be launching as the Kyocera Hydro Elite. While this does not mean the handset will magically be sporting high-end specs, it may be of interest for those looking for something rugged.
LG has officially unveiled one of their truly first fully waterproof and dustproof smartphones, the LG Optimus GJ. All the details regarding this new handset were revealed in Taiwan, although we don't expect it to be headed to the states anytime soon. Just like Samsung's GALAXY S 4 Active, LG's flagship device (from last year) now has one too.
meet Earl. This is the Android tablet you can truly take camping, and it's destined to be your backcountry companion. Google teased taking the Nexus 7 camping last year during a few TV ads, but this new tablet truly will fit in with any survivalist. Or "granola" as I like to call them. This Android tablet does nearly everything, so read on for the entire list of features.
Samsung GALAXY S 4 is finally starting to pick up steam with all the U.S. carriers announcing details and reviews hitting the streets, but a redesigned and more rugged model might already be in the works. While speaking at a conference this week a Samsung exec might have spilled the beans. Stating a slightly redesigned waterproof model could arrive in "the coming weeks."
Galaxy Nexus. Today at CTIA 2012 however, we were able to get some hands-on with a new technology that should one day curb that issue. Called HzO Waterblock, and it's a hydrophobic water-proof coating for smartphones and tablets.
Pebble smart watch project on Kickstarter, and almost immediately the organizers reached their $100,000 goal. They've raised just a bit more than that since then: a million dollars in just a little over 24 hours, and almost 1.5 million at this point. To celebrate thier success, they're adding in an extra feature. When the watch enters production later this year, it'll be waterproof. The organizers say that it won't be a dive watch, but you'll be able to shower or swim with it without worry.
Samsung Rugby Smart, or the Motorola Defy. Being waterproof, dust proof, drop resistant and more is this the phone for you? Catarpillar thinks so.
haven't seen many for Android Honeycomb tablets. Today ASUS has unveiled the ASUS TOUGH ETBW11AA Tablet. The ASUS TOUGH is both water, and dust resistant, and comes with 4G WiMAX as well an impressive 1280x800 resolution all on that 7" frame.