Sprint has added a new rugged handset called the Sonim XP Strike to its list of product offerings. This is the first handset from Sonim that Sprint is offering. The device costs $129.99 with a two-year contract and a mail-in rebate.
The device is aimed at those who work in extreme environments. Thus, among its makers have ensured that it is can be submerged for up to 6.5 feet for 30 minutes, shock resistant up to 30G, and able to withstand falls for as much as 6.5 feet into concrete from any angle. Its screen is protected against scratches and shock with a 1.5mm thick Corning Gorilla Glass whereas its external speaker comes with waterproof GOREProtective Vents. Its 3.5 mm headset is also waterproof. The Sonim XP Strike also carries MIL-810G certification, attesting to its security against salt, humidity, thermal shock, and transport shock. The handset will work in temperatures as low as -5°F to as high as +130°F.
The device runs on a Qualcomm QSC6085 chipset. It supports Bluetooth 2.0, WAP 2.0, and JAVA MIDP 2.1/ CLDC1.1. Users are provided with 512MB of Flash memory and 256 MB of RAM. A microSD card slot allows for an extra 16GB. English and Spanish are the only languages that it supports.
Its QVGA display spans only 2 inches diagonally and sports a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
Also onboard is a 2-megapixel still camera with an LED flash or torch light, and the capability to record videos in 3GP format. Multimedia features include a media player and an FM radio. A handful of audio and video formats are supported, including MP3, AAC+, AAC, WAV, H.263, and WMV. It also has a noise-cancelling microphone that allows for voice clarity in harsh working environments.
As for its physical characteristics, the mobile phone measures 126mm x 60mm x 25mm and weighs 185 grams.