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Nokia 3720 Classic Rugged Mobile Phone To Rival Land Rover S1

Nokia is set to launch a tough mobile candybar phone that will compete with the Land Rover S1 for the title of most rugged mobile handset in the country.

Until now it has apparently been hit with a golf club and drowned in a pint of cold bear as well as thrown from the second floor of a flat and in a pool. It is meant to be water and dust resistant - it is compliant with the IP54 protection rating - although we are not sure whether you'd be able to use it underwater.

Other than that, it is a mainstream, bog standard mobile phone. It comes with the Symbian S40 operating system, Bluetooth, more than 14 days worth of standby time, a 2.2-inch screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a torch, FM Radio, Bluetooth and a microSD slot.

No pricing have been confirmed yet and it is likely that it will be available SIM Free for those who want something slightly more sturdier than the iPhone 3GS and its 35 degrees operating temperature.

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Our Comments

It just bothers that it is better to insure your phone rather than by one of these rugged phones which will end up costing you a fortune or won't be available from your favourite networks. Insuring your handset under £200 will cost you from £22 per year.

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Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.