Quechua, which is an outdoor clothing and equipment company, has teamed-up with Archos to launch its very first smartphone. The device rocks a 5-inch screen and IP54-certified rugged design that makes it resistant to shock, mud, water, sand, cold and snow.
Inside, the Quechua phone hides Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera sensor, 3,500mAh battery and 4GB of expandable memory (via microSD cards). All this will be available for 230 EUR, the amount that translates into roughly $313.
We’ve no idea which markets Quechua targets with this smartphone, but the chances are it will offer it in France, the home land of both Quechua and Archos. We doubt the device will end-up in portfolios of many operators, but you never know…