Dell Brings Rugged Toughness to Classroom Laptops

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Dell is focusing on the education segment in its latest introduction of ruggedized notebooks for the classrooms. The newly introduced Latitude 13 Education Series brings the best of the Latitude brand in an affordable, durable package that’s fit for schools and everyday handling from students. While durability and ruggedness is a core focus of the […]

Eco-Mobius is a Prototype Modular and Hardware-Upgradeable Phone from ZTE

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ZTE is chasing after Motorola’s modular Project Ara offering with its own prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show called the Eco-Mobius. At its core, the Eco-Mobius breaks down the phone’s internal hardware components into separare parts, or modules, so the end user can upgrade the parts that they want over time so that the phone […]

CAT Brings Rugged Good Looks B100 Feature Phone

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CAT had created an Android smartphone in the past and now the construction machinery company is rolling out with a CAT B100 phone. Unlike CAT’s first endeavor, the B100 is actually not a smartphone; rather the device is a feature phone. Metal sides, protected ports, and CAT’s black and yellow photo scheme with a rubber […]

In Spite of Sony’s Marketing Claims, Xperia Z Drowns Under Water

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Despite Sony’s claims that the current flagship Xperia Z is a waterproof phone, users are reporting that some units may suffer from poor build quality that compromises the device’s waterproof performance. The slim and attractively designed smartphone was initially debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year showing off impressive specs, including a 13-megapixel […]

AT&T Makes Good on Waterproof Promise of Galaxy S4 Active

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Following reports that the Galaxy S4 Active (reviewed) may not be as waterproof as Samsung and AT&T would like you to believe, the Rethink Possible network is now making good on its promise with customers by allowing users to make a one time exchange of water damaged phones. The program will allow users whose phones […]

Porsche Design BlackBerry Q10: Two Wrongs Make One Hot Mess

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Porsche Design may be turning to smartphone partner BlackBerry once again to release a luxury smartphone based on the BlackBerry 10 operating system and with a keyboard in similar style to the consumer BlackBerry Q10, but can the partnership turn a success for the struggling Canadian smartphone-maker? This would be the second of such collaboration […]

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review

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This year, we’re beginning to see a trend where waterproof phones that fit the active lifestyle are coming with specs that are worthy of a flagship phone, and the Galaxy S4 Active from Samsung, an AT&T exclusive, is no different. Samsung is really diversifying the Galaxy S line, with the Galaxy S4 being the flagship […]

Top 5 Waterproof Smartphones to Kickstart Your Summer

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Whether you’ve got mildly butterfingers and are prone to spills or a wild summer of fun planned, these five waterproof phones will complement your wet and active lifestyle. Some on the list are rugged and are mil-spec tested while others are just waterproof designs. These five phones show that waterproof and rugged doesn’t always mean […]

Lumnia 925 and Xperia Z Launching July 14 on T-Mobile

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July 14 will be a big launch day for U.S. carrier T-Mobile as there will be two high-end devices that will become available to customers on that date. According to leaked internal documents obtained by TmoNews, it appears that the flagship Nokia Lumia 925 with Windows Phone 8 will launch on July 14 alongside the waterproof […]

Verizon Planning Rugged Casio G’zOne Commando Successor Wit 4G LTE

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On the heels of Samsung announcing its waterproof Galaxy S4 Active Android smartphone with premium specs, there is news that Verizon may be considering a successor the the rugged Casio G’zOne Commando smartphone, but this time with 4G LTE access. While the Galaxy S4 Active is great for consumer use in and around the pool, […]

Galaxy S4 Active Gains FCC Approval Ahead of Samsung’s June Event

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Ahead of Samsung’s scheduled June 20th event to unveil new Galaxy and ATIV products, the FCC has approved the rugged and waterproof Galaxy S4 Active smartphone. The U.S. regulatory agency approval shows that the device packs the same LTE bands that are supported on the AT&T Galaxy S4, suggesting that the Galaxy S4 Active will […]

3 Key Groups Google Will Need to Convince to Make Glass Successful

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Google Glass was the talk of San Francisco last week as geeks paraded around town with Google’s latest wearable computing eyepiece at the Google I/O conference, but is the rest of America ready to embrace this new form of technology? Google still has a hard task as it sets out to popularize Glass much in […]

Will LG Make a Splash in the U.S. With Optimus GJ Phone?

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LG already has the Optimus G on AT&T and Sprint and the smartphone-maker recently launched the AT&T-exclusive Optimus G Pro, but the newly announced Optimus GJ shows that LG is going after those with active lifestyles. After the launch of the Sony Xperia Z smartphone, a waterproof and dustproof phone that debuted at the Consumer […]

Archos Tries Its Hand at Cooking With Chef-Centric Android Tablet

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Archos is trying its hand at cooking by creating an Android tablet aimed directly at chefs. Dubbed the ChefPad, the tablet is entirely centered around your cooking experience. Archos will offer a Chef Apps feature to filter Google Play apps for cooking-related or cooking-inspired programs for your tablet so you won’t be bombarded with non-cooking […]

Caterpillar Lends Its Name to Rugged CAT B15 Smartphone

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Caterpillar, best known for making heavy construction equipment, is joining the smartphone fold with the introduction of the CAT B16 Android smartphone. The company is hoping to use its construction brand to give credibility to the rugged smartphone that has an IP67 rating for being waterproof and dust-proof. According to the company, the CAT B15 […]