Moto rugged phone is good enough for the Tundra

The Motorola Tundra VA76r offers rugged features and push-to-talk capabilities.

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The Moto Tundra is built to last. Motorola

Motorola Nextel's phones have long shown that the company has a talent for making rugged handsets, which is why we aren't surprised to see the Tundra VA76r for AT&T. Introduced on the eve of CES 2009, the Tundra is a flip phone with a durable design that should meet all the usual military specifications. It should be good for construction workers or even dog sledders speeding across the tundra.

Features include 3G, a 2-megapixel camera, support for AT&T's TeleNav GPS Navigator, Bluetooth, personal organizer applications, push-to-talk, 100MB of internal memory, and a memory card slot. You'll be able to run multiple applications simultaneously and the Tundra is one of the first Moto phones with CrystalTalk Plus. Like CrystalTalk, the feature will screen out background noise for a a better audible experience. But CrystalTalk Plus adds a second microphone for enhanced performance.

The Tundra should hit stores January 13. You can get it for $199 with service.