Rugged-PhoneIf you’re into mountain climbing, you might have heard of the Quechua brand before. For those who have been following the tech scene, the Archos brand is also one probably familiar to you guys as well. Now it looks like both companies have teamed up to produce a smartphone which combines Archos’ smartphone expertise along with the ruggedness that comes from the Quechua brand. Oddly enough the result device does not sport a name or a model number, but is rather referred to as “Quechua’s rugged 5-inch Android-powered smartphone”.

In terms of the design it does not appear to be the sleekest or more well-designed handset to date, but given that it is designed with ruggedness and durability in design, chances are it will appeal to a different type of crowd. The handset will feature a 5” HD display and will be powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm. It will also feature 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera, 4GB of onboard storage expandable via microSD, and a 3,500mAh battery. It will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a host of Google apps, such as YouTube, Maps, and etc. It is priced at around $313 although there’s no word on availability just yet.

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