New rugged smartphone has lifetime warranty

A new phone to be unveiled next week is so rugged it comes with an unusual lifetime warranty!

The i-mate 810-F is waterproof, shockproof, weatherproof and can withstand temperatures ranging from 14 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

The phone, which runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, looks vagely Blackberryesque, and comes with a long list of nice features, including HSDPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even a digital compass and accelerometer.

It also comes with embedded security software called Secure i-Q, which lets you lock the device, erase data and trigger an alarm on the phone in case it's lost or stolen, all from the comfort of your PC.

The phone reportedly hits next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, where more details, including pricing and availability, will be announced.

(Thanks to Mobile Choice)

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