By Benedict Wee
Being a pretty outdoorsy kind of nation that we are, a handful of us have jobs/hobbies that require us to brave mother nature's elements like water, dirt and sand. This of course doesn't allow one to bring one's mobile around with them but Nokia has announced their first rugged phone which might provide a solution to the problem.
The 3720 Classic features a sealed and leak-proof design to protect against dust, sand, water and mud from entering and is made of durable materials which makes it a long-lasting and reliable mobile for those people working in harsh environments. It can even survive a golf swing and being kicked by a rugby boot in the rain!
The other cool thing is that its standard mobile features aren't compromised. It has a long lasting battery, 2MP camera with flash, LED flashlight, 2.2" display and comes with Nokia Maps installed in a 1GB micro SD card.
All in all, it beats Vodafone's XP1 rugged phone with its extra features and it is considerably cheaper at 125 Euros (approx NZ$278.19) compared to the XP1's NZ$599 price tag.
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