Motorola was the first company to develop a cell phone, and the first cell phone service was made available to the public in the early 1980s. Since then, there have been numerous generations of cell phones, each incorporating newer and more advanced technologies. In 2010, there are tough, resilient and waterproof cell phones available for people who have active lifestyles or jobs.
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The Samsung B2100 is designed for mountaineers, hikers and military personnel. It is durable enough to withstand being dropped as it is made from urethane, which is an anti-shock material. It also is dust resistant, so it can be used on construction sites or while on dusty terrain. The Samsung B2100 is waterproof up to a depth of 1 meter and can still function after being under water for 30 minutes. According to Samsung, this phone has been tested under the U.S. Department of Defense with Military Standard 432 degrees Celsius. The Samsung B2100 also has an international product rating, known as IP, of 57. Some other features on this phone include a 1.3-megapixel camera, a 7 megabyte internal memory, a flashlight with a dedicated key and it's Bluetooth compatible.
The Durrocomm Ventura phone is designed for people who work in construction or other heavy, labour intensive industries. It also is marketed toward sports enthusiasts and for people who live in remote or hostile conditions. This phone has been drop-tested from a height of 2 meters and is crush- resistant to 300 kilograms, or 300 Kilogram. The Ventura has an anti-slip case for wet conditions and will continue to work in temperatures ranging from minus 10C to 55C. It also has a water resistant rating of IP 57. This phone features global positioning service, known as GPS, a 2-megapixel camera, a flashlight and it's Bluetooth compatible.
Casio G'zOne Brigade
The Brigade phone by Casio has been tested by the U.S. Department of Defense under Military Standard 432 degrees Celsius. It passed a 1.5 meter drop test 26 times and a salt fog test where it was left in a chamber at 35 degrees Celsius filled with 95 parts deionised water and 5 parts sodium chloride. The brigade phone also has passed dust testing and solar radiation testing and can be immersed in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. This phone will continue to work in temperatures ranging from minus -10.6C to 85C and in altitudes up to 15,000 feet. This phone is Bluetooth compatible and features a 3.2-megapixel camera and video camera capability.
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