There's been an influx of "toughphones" of late, but what they make up in brawn, they tend to be lacking in substance. That was until the emergence of the i-mate 810-F, a powerful smartphone with military graded credentials. The phone itself consists of a full QWERTY keyboard as well as an impact resistant touch-screen. Thanks to a rubber sealed casing, i-mate claims the 810-F is fully waterproof, while it can also withstand pressure, humidity, shock and temperatures as cold as -10°C or as hot as 60°C. The phone itself has met a series of U.S. military standard tests. Endorsement indeed. So confident is i-mate that they have issues a lifetime warranty for every 810-F purchased, subject to terms and conditions.
Feature-wise and the i-mate 810-F includes HSDPA, 2.2GB of built-in storage, GPS, Wi-Fi, a digital compass, accelerometer and Bluetooth, all operating on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. In addition, users will be able to make the most of Secure i-Q that comes embedded in the device that enables you to lock your device, wipe personal data or trigger of an alarm should your phone be lost or stolen, all remotely from your PC.
We will be bringing you a first look at the i-mate 810-F when it is officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, so keep an eye on the site.