Samsung Intros Water-and-Drop-Resistant B2700

We have received word that Samsung is launching the GT-B2700, a new candybar phone certified to be resistant to water and dust. The B2700 is actually a significant upgrade to the rugged Samsung M110.

According to Mobil Czech, Samsung’s strategy is to launch phones in a market that has been rather underserved or neglected by the mobile industry.

You may have also noticed the GT replacing the SGH in the model number that typically shows that this is a GSM phone. Mobil informs us that this is the first of a new line of phones for Samsung. Is this a sign that Samsung is going a different direction? Will SGH go the way of the dodo? Not sure yet.

B2700

Specs on the new phone include:

  • 176 x 220 TFT display
  • Music player with FM radio and RDS
  • Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0
  • Built-in compass AND altimeter
  • 30 GB internal memory and up to 4 GB MicroSD expandable memory
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • Quad-band EDGE

No video calling or second camera on this one, but the rugged build will attract a lot of customers and built-in compass/altimeter make it intriguing.

The phone’s durability was tested and certified at IP54 level. This means that no dust particle larger than 1mm is allowed into the phone thus keeping the phone in good working order, and is protected from direct sprays of water.

The B2700 will be sold at the end of the summer in the Czech Republic for 5000 crowns (about $330 US).

via Mobil (Czech)

Author: Brad Molen

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  • zyborg

    Man, that is ugly as (/¤¤&(¤)/(%/. It looks like my first Motorola from 1988. ;)

  • slicker

    Could you remind me… where is Czechoslovakia… last time I checked it hasn't existed for 15 years… bloody idiot check your bloody facts…

  • VFisa

    Jesus Christ, foreign website is citing the worst czech source ever, iDnes! What the hell is going on with the world?
    Anyway, the author must be really dumb, it has been Czech Republic and Slovakia for approx. 15 years!

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    Sorry about the Czechoslovakia mishap. Will be corrected soon.

    As for Idnes being the worst Czech source ever – I'm not sure. They've been
    pretty good source for me over the years.

    If you have some better sources to point to, I'll be grateful, since I don't
    speak or read Czech and am pretty unfamiliar with tech site/blog scene there

  • Brad

    Sorry to everyone I offended in the post…I wrote the post and know the history, I just had a freudian slip and didn't double-check. I hope everyone can forgive me for my neglect on this post and I will make sure it won't happen again.

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    Sorry about the Czechoslovakia mishap. Will be corrected soon.

    As for Idnes being the worst Czech source ever – I'm not sure. They've been
    pretty good source for me over the years.

    If you have some better sources to point to, I'll be grateful, since I don't
    speak or read Czech and am pretty unfamiliar with tech site/blog scene there

  • Brad

    Sorry to everyone I offended in the post…I wrote the post and know the history, I just had a freudian slip and didn't double-check. I hope everyone can forgive me for my neglect on this post and I will make sure it won't happen again.

  • http://www.condurro.com Mark

    http://www.Condurro.com have a rugged phone available now the LM801 it is on Amazon and http://www.futuregizmos.co.uk