NAUTIZ X1 ultra rugged smartphone begins to ship
Have you ever heard of the Handheld Group before? Neither have I, but we do know that they are a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, and they have begun to ship the Nautiz X1 to those who want a functional device, and yet is able to live up to the different kinds of knocks and drops that are associated with the careless and butterfingers. In fact, the Nautiz X1 has been described to be the “toughest enterprise smartphone in the world”, which is certainly a tall order to live up to, bearing traits of being waterproof, dustproof, shock-resistant and the ability to handle extreme temperatures, without sacrificing on looks since it is also slim, lightweight and smartly designed to handle both work and play.
The first batches of the Nautiz X1 is said to hav completely sold out already, where it will feature an IP67 ingress protection rating, which translates to it being fully dust- as well as waterproof. Not only that, it is capable of withstanding immersion in water, and will also be able to live up to the stringent MIL-STD-810G military test standards which allows it to endure humidity, vibration, shock and extreme high and low temperatures.
Product Manager Johan Hed of Handheld Group, said, “As a company specializing in rugged computers, we know our customers expect all our products to be built rugged from the inside out. The Nautiz X1 is no exception – it comes with the reliability and sturdiness of an ultra-rugged computer. People are increasingly using their smartphones all the time, everywhere, and they’re expecting mobility and connectivity anytime, anywhere, and in all environments and weather conditions. The Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone is a natural choice, as it’s built to survive these challenges.”
It will tip the scales at an extremely lightweight 6.3 ounces, sporting a 4″ special sunlight-readable capacitive touchscreen and ultra-durable Gorilla Glass. It will be powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, accompanid by 1GB RAM, has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 5-megapixel camera at the back alongside Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 as the mobile operating system, but seriously, how many people or businesses use the latter these days?