LIDKÖPING, Sweden, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Handheld Group, a Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the
launch of its Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone. The Nautiz X1 is the toughest smartphone in the world - it's waterproof, dust-proof
and shock-resistant - yet it's also lightweight, very slim and smartly
designed for both work and play.
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"The Nautiz X1 is the toughest smartphone ever built, suitable for both
field professionals and outdoor enthusiasts," says Jerker Hellström,
CEO, Handheld Group. "Having manufactured truly rugged mobile computers
for many years, ruggedness is in Handheld's DNA. This is no ordinary
smartphone. With the Nautiz X1, we are providing a smartphone that
delivers the reliability and sturdiness of an ultra-rugged computer."
The Nautiz X1's IP67 ingress protection rating means it's completely protected against dust and sand, and can
withstand immersion in water. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G
military standards for enduring humidity, vibration, drops and extreme
Probably the lightest, slimmest rugged smartphone on the market, the
Nautiz X1 weighs in at a mere 180 grams (6.3 ounces) and measures only
125x65x15 mm (4.9"x2.6"x0.6"). It has a 4-inch WVGA sunlight-readable
and damage-resistant capacitive touchscreen.
The full-featured Nautiz X1 runs on a powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor
and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 2 GB of onboard storage. It provides
reliable voice and high-speed data transmission over GSM or CDMA
networks and connects to 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. It also features
Bluetooth, GPS, and a 5-megapixel camera, and comes with the latest
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
operating system. Different battery options will enable a full day's
work under any condition or environment.
Like all of Handheld's line-up of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers, the Nautiz X1 is
specifically developed for field workers in industries such as
geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities,
construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.
But, Hellström adds, "Although our rugged computers are primarily aimed
at our traditional business segments, we see an increased demand for
truly rugged smartphones among consumers searching for a durable, but
still stylish, smartphone. With the Nautiz X1, we can provide a cool,
almost indestructible smartphone for both work and play."
The Nautiz X1 smartphone will be showcased at numerous exhibitions
throughout the fall and will be available in January 2013. List price
starts at €699/$899. Orders can be placed immediately.
Press images of the Nautiz X1 rugged smartphone are available here
Nautiz X1 product specifications
Nautiz X1 press images
Handheld product line-up
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The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs
and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete
mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics,
logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction,
maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of
Sweden has local offices in Finland, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy,
Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information,
please see http://www.handheldgroup.com.
SOURCE: Handheld Group
For further information:
Media Contacts: Sofia Löfblad, Marketing Director, Handheld Group, Sweden: +46-510-54-71-70, Amy Urban, Marketing Director, Handheld-US, USA: +1-541-752-0319