We get to see many company claims each day in our crowded TrustedReviews inboxes: world's fastest, world's thinnest, world's lightest (no they don't all come from Samsung) but 'World's Toughest' isn't usually one of them... especially when it comes to mobile phones.
Still, that is rare claim made by Sonim Technologies which has announced the 'indestructible' XP1 handset.
An IP-54 certified, mil-spec approved GSM phone, the XP1 is designed to withstand shock, water, wind, dust, dirt, extreme temperatures and virtually anything else you can think of (though I'd draw the line at stamping). A three year unconditional warranty also comes as standard and a lifetime warranty for the phone housing with an immediate in-store replacement if needed.
"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," said Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim. "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."
No XP1 pricing or availability info was confirmed at this stage, but listening to Plaschke - this sounds like a challenge to us...