Sprint announces new rugged Sonim XP Strike phone

Sprint today announced a new addition to its family of rugged phones called the Sonim XP Strike. The XP Strike is the first Sonim handset to be sold by Sprint, and it happens to be a tough a SOB. The new ruggedized phone delivers some incredible durability such as an impressive military-spec rate of 810G, a 6-foot drop to concrete, as well as a 30-minute soak in water that’s two meters deep.

In addition, the device can withstand blowing rain, salt fog, vibration, shock, and dust. Unfortunately, the specs are kind of limited, as features include a 2-megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth, FM radio receiver, GPS, and support for microSD cards. Users can expect to use Sprint’s DirectConnect services.

Excited about the new product, David Owens, vice president-Product Development at Sprint, had this to say in the company’s press release:

Sprint is the pioneer in push-to-talk and with Sprint Direct Connect it has set a standard by which all carriers are judged; no other carrier can match Sprint in the breadth of push-to-talk devices and years of experience.” He continued adding “Customers who demand a device to get the job done in the toughest environments know they can rely on Sprint Direct Connect with instant push-to-talk and broadband data across the country with the ultra-rugged Sonim XP STRIKE.”

Those interested in getting their hands on this beast, can grab it at a Sprint corporate store or authorized retailer. The Sonim XP Strike goes on sale today for $129.99 after rebate with a new two-year agreement.

Source: Sprint



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