Doppler on Wheels: Rugged Mobile Tech at its Finest

Doppler on Wheels - Lenovo

We met what has to be one of the most extreme mobile tech users in the world at CES 2012. Josh Wurman’s team drives Doppler on Wheels (DOW) trucks into storms with a team of researchers and a cabin filled to the brim with mobile technology. He explained to us that the best way to […]

Rugged Goes Gingerbread with Verizon’s Casio G’zOne Commando


Verizon’s rugged Android smartphone, the Casio G’zOne Commando, is now getting its software update, bringing with it Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The update is being rolled out over the air and users will be notified when the update is ready to be downloaded for their G’zOne Commando, but in the meantime users can also check manually […]

Fujitsu Brings Rugged Element to Android Honeycomb Slate


There is now at least one rugged Android smartphone on every major U.S. carrier today for those who are clumsy with their phones or work in harsh environments, and now we’re beginning to see rugged tablets hit the market. The first of which may be a 10-inch Honeycomb slate from Fujitsu with a model Arrow […]

Pelican i1015 iPhone Case Review: Ready for Drops, Water and More

Pelican i1015 iPhone case

If you need an iPhone case that can handle your active lifestyle, the Pelican i1015 may be a good choice. This isn’t a slim case by any means, but if you like to take your iPhone hiking, biking and to the beach this is a good option. For about $20 you get a water-resistant, dustproof, […]

Motorola Announces Defy+ Rugged Android Phone for Everywhere But U.S.


Motorola made its Defy+ Android smartphone official as the updated successor to the Defy. Though the Defy+ retains many of the specs and the exact hardware as the Defy, it does have a beefier 1 GHz processor, up from the original’s 800 MHz, and like the original the Defy+ will be ‘life proof’ as in […]

Galaxy Xcover Goes Rugged


In announcing that Samsung isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with its premium Galaxy smartphones, Samsung Germany has announced a rugged Android Galaxy Xcover smartphone that isn’t afraid of dirt, dust, and water. Joining the ranks of Motorola with its Defy smartphone and Casio’s Android equipped rugged offering for Verizon Wireless, Samsung is leveraging […]

Motorola Confirms Rugged Defy+ Smartphone Not Coming to U.S.


After speculations that the leaked Defy+ smartphone, an upgraded model of the T-Mobile Defy, would hit U.S. carrier AT&T, Motorola had revealed in its earnings call that the Android smartphone aimed at those with an active lifestyle would not hit the U.S. market. The company confirmed the existence of the Defy+ and says that it […]

Motorola Defy+ Rugged Android Phone Coming to AT&T?


A new updated version of the Motorola Defy, which originally debuted for T-Mobile USA, is found that supports AT&T’s U.S. 3G bands, suggesting that the Defy+ may be headed to the nation’s largest GSM carrier. The Defy is a rugged Android smartphone that claims to ‘defy’ your lifestyle and whatever abuse you throw at it, […]

Rugged Getac V100 Tablet PC Navigates World’s Longest Road


For the 75th Anniversary of the Pan-American Highway, the longest “motorable” road in the world, adventurer Rainer Zietlow is driving a team from Argentina up through the continents to Alaska on the TDI-Panamericana Endurance Challenge. Guiding them on this nearly 16,000 mile trek, providing maps and guidance, is a Getac V100 rugged Tablet PC.

GD2000 UMPC Fits in Your Pocket, Handles Harsh Environments

GD2000 UMPC Rugged Device

The GD2000 delivers a portable rugged mobile computing solution that can handle the hazards of field and medical work. The light weight and 5.6″ display make it small enough to carry in one hand and easy to slip into your cargo pocket or lab jacket when you need to move to the next job.     […]

AT&T Goes Rugged, Sporty with Pantech Crossover

Pantech Crossover AT&T

AT&T will be joining rivals Sprint, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless in offering a rugged Android smartphone in the form of the Pantech Crossover, slated for debut on June 5th according to the company’s press release. The device was seen previously with little information going through the FCC for certification, and now we know it’s […]

GBM InkShow: ARMOR X7 Rugged Tablet PC – “Tough Enough”

The ARMOR X7 with a squirrel

Got my hands on another rugged Tablet PC recently: the ARMOR X7 from DRS Technologies, the smaller brother to the X10gx I reviewed earlier. But don’t let the size fool you. It may be petite by comparison, but it’s just as rugged. Definitely tough enough.

Sprint Announces Rugged Motorola Titanium with Keyboard

Motorola Titanium front low-res

The Sprint Motorola Titanium is similar in design to the Motorola XPRT that was announced today for the Now Network, but features rugged attributes like the Motorola i1 that was released last year for Sprint’s iDEN network. The device features a similar keyboard to the Sprint Motorola XPRT, the Motorola Droid Pro, and the Motorola […]

Casio G’zOne Commando Rugged Android Smartphone Hands On and First Impressions (Video)

Casio GzOne Commando

Rugged smartphones aren’t new, but they are certainly getting better. Case in point, the Casio G’zOne Commando which is MILSPEC 810G rated for shock, immersion, heat, dust and more. The Commando runs Android 2.2 and brings with it a collection of G’zOne apps that are designed to meet the needs of outdoor adventurers. Despite the need for added bulk and weight to […]

Casio G’zOne Commando Underwater Test (video)

Casio gzone underwater

The Casio G’zOne Commando is a rugged Android smartphone available on Verizon Wireless. The G’zOne Commando is MILSPEC 810G rated for, among other things, water immersion. We just received this new rugged smartphone in for review, and couldn’t wait to put it under water. In out initial Casio G’zOne Commando underwater test we just dropped […]

Casio G’zOne Commando Rugged Android Smartphone Crashes into Verizon

Casio GzOne Commando Android Smartphone - Verizon

Verizon has just announced the Casio G’zOne Command, a rugged and durable Android smartphone which meets military standards for immersion in water, rain, shock and more. This rugged smartphone is designed with outdoor users in mind, but would also be a good fit for construction users and contractors looking for a phone that can take a […]

ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet Now Sprint Certified


Just got word that the ARMOR X10gx rugged Tablet PC is now certified for the Sprint 3G network. While built-in mobile connectivity is falling out of fashion due to mobile hotspot and phone tethering, not many of those devices are designed to take a beating. For reliability in harsh environments, on-board connectivity in a tough […]

Motorola Rumored to Launch Rugged Enterprise Android Tablet


After having launched the world’s first Android 3.0 Honeycomb consumer tablet, Motorola is gearing up to tackle the enterprise space with a rugged tablet running the Android operating system and a complementing stylus for signature capture, similar to the HTC Flyer, which is getting branded as the HTC EVO View 4G for Sprint’s wireless network. […]