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Shock, Water & Dust Resistant Cell Phones

by camp / January 30, 2004 7:33 PM PST

Three years ago two manfacturers of cell phones mad water and dust resistant cell phones - a necessity for the tropics Surfing the web to find a replacement for my rotting ericsson R310s I find the Nokia website is 3 years out of date..
I'm looking for a commo unit without the cameras, bells and whistles that will survive the monsoons and operate for several years
Is that too much to ask?

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Re:Shock, Water & Dust Resistant Cell Phones
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2004 1:13 AM PST

I can only share that I worked for a non-cellphone related part of Mot as a contractor and the outlook I see for such devices is grim. Not enough volume to justify the continued production. And when you do the numbers on the remaining consumers of said product, they won't buy if for the over thousand dollar price tags you see for the ruggedized units.

You may be stuck with what you can find and replace it yearly.


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Maybe Nextel is what you are looking for...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / February 2, 2004 3:26 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) My thoughts exactly.........nextel's the only way to go
by femgeek1 / January 19, 2006 5:14 AM PST
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my thoughts exactly
by thatfamousguy / March 12, 2011 9:28 AM PST

i too want to buy a waterproof phone

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by thatfamousguy / March 12, 2011 9:37 AM PST
In reply to: my thoughts exactly

motorola make a water resistant phone, but i wont buy their phones as they also make undetectable land mines.
i am waiting for a company with ethics to make a waterproof phone, is that too much to ask?

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / March 12, 2011 10:54 AM PST
In reply to: motorola

Look into Casio phones. They also make rugged/weather resistant phones.

BTW: You do realize this thread was started over 7 years old?? You could have started a new thread.

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Shock, Water & Dust Resistant Cell Phones
by alexsmth114 / March 13, 2011 3:00 PM PDT

Go for Motorola DEFY, one of my friends is using and it is just too good!!..

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cracked screens
by thatfamousguy / March 14, 2011 1:05 PM PDT

what about the reviews where people have had cracked screens

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