Well look what we have here: Rogers’ first ultra durable mobile phone, which is also 3G-enabled.
The phone is Motorola Extreme VA76r, and, as its name suggest, it’s a device that can withstand harsh conditions.
More exactly, Motorola Extreme VA76r meets the military standard 810F for drops, vibration, humidity, dust and extreme temperatures. In consequence, the handset can operate at temperatures between -10°C and +55°C, under pouring rain and even after 4-feet drops.
Coming as a clamshell with an external antenna, Motorola Extreme also offers:
A 2.2 inch TFT internal display
Web browser, to make good use of that 3G connectivity
Stereo Bluetooth 2.0
A 2 MP camera with 8x digital zoom
Expandable memory, up to 4GB
Motorola says the new Extreme VA76r is available as of now via Rogers’ website, yet there’s no sign of the phone there. But rest assured, you can probably find the clamshell in the Canadian carrier’s stores.
Exclusively sold by Rogers, the new Moto is priced at 199 CAD with a 3-yr contract agreement – not exactly good news from this perspective.
Anyway, if that external antenna doesn’t bother you and a rugged handset is all you need, Motorola Extreme VA76r might turn out to be your best mobile pal.
Via Motorola Canada
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