Handheld Nautiz X1 with Android 4.0 ICS (or Windows Embedded handheld 6.5) announced as the world’s toughest smartphone

Swedish company Handheld Group has announced the upcoming launch of Nautiz X1, which is presented as “the toughest smartphone in the world.”

The Nautiz X1 meets MIL-STD-810G military standards for enduring drops, vibration, humidity, and extreme temperatures. It’s also IP67-certified, thus being not only totally protected against dust, but also waterproof (1 meter for 30 minutes).

Of course, the IP-67 certification is a feature that some smartphones (like Sony Xperia Go, Samsung Galaxy Xcover, or Motorola Defy Pro) already have, but those don’t meet the MIL-STD-810G military standards.

Interestingly, Handheld says the Nautiz X1 can run either Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – as shown in the photos below – or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5. Unfortunately, although the handset can be ordered as of now for €699 or $899, it will only be available starting January 2013. More info is available here.

Ruggedness aside, the Handheld Nautiz X1 features a 4 inch WVGA display, GSM or CDMA connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 1GHz dual-core processor, 5MP rear camera with flash, 512MB of RAM, and 2GB of internal memory. The device measures 125 x 65 x 15 mm, weighs 180 grams, and will have “different battery options to enable a full day’s work under any condition or environment.”

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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