AT&T brings Motorola Tundra VA76r
Mention the word tundra and what is the mental image you get? Chances are, it ain’t a pretty sight. Desolate, icy cold lands with extremely harsh weather – no sane person would want to move there due to the location, unless he/she is a certified hermit who wouldn’t mind suffering from frostbite or hypothermia once in a while. Well, amidst the rugged landscape, we’re pretty sure that whatever survives in that condition are super tough, and that’s generally the idea that AT&T and Motorola want us to have with the new Motorola VA76r. This tough 3G clamshell handset features a rugged exterior that is able to hold its own in harsh environments – making it the perfect cell phone for teenagers, outdoor enthusiasts and contractors. You know how fragile those souped up 3G handsets are these days, they’re as dainty as they’re expensive.
The Tundra VA76r meets U.S. 810F Military Specifications (MIL) for drop, dust, vibration, humidity, severe temperatures and rain, making me wish I had one right now so that I won’t need to be extra careful when lugging around my phone. In addition, the Tundra boasts Motorola’s CrystalTalk Plus with dual microphone technology for superior, crystal clear conversations despite all the ruckus that’s going on around you, alongside the ability to hook up with a single person or an entire group at the touch of a button courtesy of PTT technology. Other features include voice activation, phone book locking for call restrictions, a rugged antenna and keys that can be easily pressed while wearing gloves – perfect for those who live in countries where there’s plenty of cold weather all year round.
If you’re interested in bringing the Motorola Tundra VA76r home, it will retail for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. At least the Tundra is much better looking compared to rugged handsets of yore, so you don’t have to be ashamed about whipping one out in front of friends.