AT&T intros ZERO draw charger and the Airo Wireless A25is intrinsically safe smartphone
The charger is called AT&T ZERO and it’s “the worlds first automatic zero draw charger”. This means that, when left plugged in, it automatically detects when your phone is not connected to it and cuts the power supply from the wall socket – this way saving energy.
Designed by Superior Communications, the AT&T ZERO charger has a 5-star efficiency rating and a block-and-cable design “for maximum interchangeability”, allowing customers “to use the same charger for future handsets”.
The new charger will be available starting May, for the same price as regular replacement chargers. It will be sold ”in packaging with 100% recycled paper”. Until then, Superior Communications will showcase the AT&T ZERO at CTIA Wireless 2010 (23 – 25 March). You can sign up here to be notified when exactly the AT&T ZERO will become available.
As for AT&T’s new smartphone – it’s the Airo Wireless A25is, the world’s first rugged and intrinsically safe smartphone.
The Airo Wireless A25is is targeted at “people communicating in industries that operate in potentially explosive environments including process and chemical manufacturing, the petrochemical industry, the military, utilities, as well as companies in the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing industries.”
The device meets military specifications 810-F/G, it’s shock-proof and can be immersed in up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes.
Airo Wireless A25is features Windows Mobile, a 2.8 inch touchscren display, GPS and GPS telematics applications, Bluetooth, Push-to-Talk, and it supports “AT&T’s suite of line of business mobile applications.”
AT&T says that the Airo Wireless A25is is available starting today. Its price was not unveiled.