nec-terrainI guess it is not enough to roll out just any other ordinary smartphone in this day and age, as those are dime a dozen. What if you were to take another step forward by introducing a rugged smartphone that is also easy on the eyes? That is what NEC had in mind, when they designed the NEC Terrain while making it available via AT&T. This smartphone will be able to deliver dedicated enhanced Push To Talk as well as a QWERTY keyboard for business-minded folk who still have a soft spot for physical keyboards when it comes to their smartphones.

The NEC Terrain would retail for $99.99 a pop, where it is accompanied by a 2-year agreement. You can also use NEC Terrain over Wi-Fi, allowing U.S.-based customers to enjoy improved in-building coverage and access to the service courtesy of compatible Wi-Fi networks. Since this is a rugged smartphone, expect features such as water- and dust-proof design, a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass screen and sturdy core construct which exceeds military specifications (MIL-810G) for shock distribution. Not only that, you can enjoy speedy 4G LTE connectivity to boot, while a 5-megapixel rear shooter and a VGA front-facing camera alongside 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded by a microSD memory card slot rounds off the list of features. The leaked image that you see above is courtesy of the folks over at @evleaks. [Press Release]

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