Sprint has just announced that their most rugged Sprint Direct Connect device to date, the Sonim XP Strike, where it will boast of features such as instant call setup time on domestic push-to-talk calls, in addition to international coverage to Latin American countries which most frequently use push-to-talk. If you want to make the Sonim XP Strike as part of your communications arsenal, then you would do well to set aside $129.99 for it with a new line or an eligible upgrade coupled with a two-year service agreement, all after sending in a $50 mail-in rebate.

The Sonim XP Strike is one tough cookie, where it can survive drops from 6.5 feet onto concrete without batting an eyelid, and if you want to submerge it in up to 6.5 feet of water for up to half an hour, that is not an issue, either. Basically, this is one rough and tumble phone that should be able to live up to all of your adventurous forays, and come back unscathed. [Press Release]

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