Samsung GT-B2700 certified water and dust resistant
Word is out that Samsung is to launch a new rugged style candy-bar design mobile phone, the GT-B2700, which has been certified to be resistant to dust and water. Samsung’s idea is to take on this relatively underserved and often neglected mobile market and bring to the mobile user a stylishly designed, rugged mobile phone.
Apparently, if you noticed the number now starts with GT rather than the usual Samsung SGH, this shows that the mobile phone is GSM and is first in a new line for Sansung.
Spec wise potential buyers shouldn’t be expecting the high end features of a modern smartphone but the Samsung GT-B2700 offers, quad-band GSM/GPRS+EDGE radio, 1.9 inch 176 x 220 pixel screen, Bluetooth 2.0, FM radio and RDS, music player, in-built altimeter and compass, 30MB of internal memory, the good old microSD slot, and a 1300 mAh battery.
The Samsung GT-B2700 measures 115 x 52 x 18mm, and unfortunately doesn’t support video calling or second camera, however the rugged appearance should attract customers. The GT-B2700 has been tested for durability to the IP54 level which means dust particles larger than 1mm cannot enter the phone, and that it is resistant to water splash.
The Samsung GT-B2700 rugged mobile phone should be available in Czechoslovakia sometime during the summer at a price of roughly $330 USD, about 210 EUR.
Source — unwiredview