Caterpillar unveils the CAT B10, a new IP67-certified rugged Android smartphone.
The rubberized casing of the phone is built to withstand scratches, dust, and water. The CAT B10 even has the papers to prove it, claiming the industry-standard IP67 certification. In addition to taking a serious beating, the CAT B10 can be submerged underwater, up to 1 m deep, for up to 30 minutes. So feel free to drop it puddles (or a fresh batch of concrete) whenever you feel like it. By the way, waterproofing is a hot trend this year.
The CAT B10, a 3.2-inch display device with a protective rubber covering and a single-core 800MHz Qualcomm processor. The device also has a 5-megapixel camera and a front-facing webcam, though no exact megapixel information was provided. Furthermore, the device is said to come running Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), but should get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich “at some point.” No specifics were given regarding said update. As for availability, look for the CAT B10 to hit store shelves worldwide sometime in May, with European pricing set at €379 (around $500) off-contract.
Source: The Verge