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Handheld Nautiz X1: Meet the world’s toughest smartphone

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If you have a knack of dropping your smartphone too often, the regular offerings in the market may not be good enough for you. Most of the current-generation high-end smartphones tend to be pretty sensitive towards regular falls and other such incidents.

Such is certainly not the case with Handheld’s recently-announced Nautiz X1, which is being touted as the world’s toughest smartphone. There is definitely some credibility to this claim since Nautiz X1 meet the military standards when it comes to enduring high drops, extreme temperatures and humidity.

A number of other smartphones by other vendors meet a fairly decent toughness criterion. But none of them meets the MIL-STD-810G military standards which Nautiz X1 does. While that remains its defining feature, the smartphone itself is pretty good as far as the specs are concerned.

It features a 4-inch WVGA display juiced up with a 1-GHz processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2GB of internal memory. Other regular requisites such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are also in place. It weighs 180 grams and according to Handheld, can run both Android Ice Cream Sandwich as well as Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.

If you plan on laying your hands on this rugged piece of hardware, you will have to wait till January 2013 when it is expected to hit the shelves. However, you can pre-order it for a price of $899.

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