December 6, 2007
Sonim XP1 the indestructibe mobile phone invades Europe
For many the mobile phone is an object of status symbol; an accessory that you match with your nail paint or change according to the latest fashion trends. Yet there is a faction in our society that uses it in extreme situations; life saving situations. I can recollect a story that I read in the papers, where this man got rescued from a snow-down mishap in the mountains, all because his mobile phone was working and he could call for help. Accidents are the side-effects of adventure sports and god forbid, if you are involved in one, it’s comforting to know that you have a trusty mobile that will bail you out of such a situation. The Sonim XP1 from Sonim Technologies is an IP-54 certified, mil-spec approved, Bluetooth and Push-To-Talk enabled GSM phone and they have announced the “World’s Toughest Phone Tour” beginning in Sweden. The phone is certified to withstand shock, water, wind, dust, dirt and extreme temperatures. The company has been inviting imminent people across Europe to torture-test the phone. The one thing that’s really cool is that the phone is being offered with an unconditional 3 year warranty and a lifetime warranty for the phone housing with immediate in-store replacement if needed.
(Check out the car, beer and water torture test after the jump)
Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim comments: “If you’re standing on a construction site with a welding tool in your hand, or are sitting in a catamaran with a hard wind in your face, you really don’t need a fashion accessory nor a multimedia monster, you need a dependable working tool like the new XP1, built for extreme conditions. The Sonim XP1 doesn’t die when exposed to the elements, can be dropped, kicked, tossed into a toolbox or backpack, seen and heard in bright/dark and noisy conditions, and provides reliable voice, push-to-talk and data services.” The World’s toughest tour started in Stockholm on December 3rd, and the tour will stop by Örebro, Eskilstuna, Västerås, Norrköping, Jönköping, Göteborg, Halmstad, Helsingborg, Malmö and Uppsala before it ends in Stockholm on December 23rd.
Car Torture test
Water torture test
Beer torture test