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Land Rover S1 - Tough New Cell Phone - Web Exclusive

Jul 4, 2009
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Land Rover announced it has teamed up with Sonim Technologies, to launch the Land Rover S1, a rugged, high quality cellphone designed to meet the needs of those who work and play in the great outdoors. The phone was unveiled by the world's greatest explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, fresh from his successful ascent of Mount Everest.

Only available in the UK at present, the Land Rover S1 by Sonim is the world's first IP-67 rated GSM mobile phone - a standard which indicates it has been tested and found to be totally impervious to dust, as well as dirt, shocks and drops. The Land Rover S1 is also completely waterproof to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes and is resistant to extreme pressure of up to 400kg.

Joining Land Rover's existing range of branded clothing, bikes and eyewear, the S1 handset will continue to uphold Land Rover's commitment to developing high quality and durable products.

The current handset will come equipped with a 2MP waterproof camera with built-in flash, built-in GPS, torchlight, FM radio, 2GB memory slot, J2ME Java for mobile, WAP browsing through its in-built Opera Mini WAP browser and Bluetooth.

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Designed to meet the needs and demands of the outdoor adventurer the phone has an IP-67 rating, which is a first for a commercially available GSM handset, and is operational in temperatures ranging from -20 to 55C and is backed by an unconditional three-year guarantee. It's already on sale and costs 299.99.

Land Rover S1 Specification
Fully submersible to a depth of 1m
Survives being dropped onto hard surfaces from up to 2m
Extra-Loud speakers for use in extremely noisy environments
Extra-long battery life with over 1500 hours of standby time and 18 hours of talk time
Durable keyboard mechanics and extra-wide buttons for ease of use
Keypad buttons tested to over 500,000 pushes
Completely dust and micro-particle resistant - IP-67 Rated
Resistant to road shocks and vibrations to over 2000 random vibrations in the 500Hz range
Operational under temperatures from -20 to 55 C
Resistant to extreme pressure up to 400kg
Resistant to punctures at 75kg/cm2 of pressure.
Three year unconditional guarantee



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