Verykool R80 rugged phone launches in Asia

Shane McGlaun - Oct 20, 2010
Verykool R80 rugged phone launches in Asia

When you call your company verykool, you had better come up with some handsets that are actually cool. Verykool has done a decent job of living up to its name with the new R80 rugged phone. The thing looks more like a luxury phone than a rugged device. The handset is a quad band phone with GSM/GPRS class 12 tech inside. The phone is water and shock resistant and has a 2.4-inch screen.

That screen has a QVGA resolution for the font screen and the rear screen is a 1-inch OLED. The phone is billed as a survival phone and has features like GPS, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, eCompass, UV detector, pedometer, dual SIM slots and a flashlight.

Other features include a 2MP camera that can record video, a FM tuner, and support for MP3 and MP4 music. The phone can sync with a PC and be used as a USB modem. Internal memory is 30MB and that storage can be expanded with microSD cards to 32GB. Pricing is unknown at this time.

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