At CeBIT 2012 in Germany, Caterpillar (CAT), one of the heavyweights of the construction and mining equipment industry has announced their new Android Rugged Smartphone, called as Caterpillar CAT B10. Designed for outdoor use, the CAT B10 is shock resistance and water-resistant Android smartphone plus rubberized casing that can withstand form dust, scratches, and water.
Like Motorola Defy+ JCB and the Rugby Smart from Samsung, CAT B10 Android smartphone also meets ‘Ingress Protection Rating’ of 67 certified, so it’s can survive in water to a depth of one metre for half an hour and temperature extreme. It also the first Caterpillar smartphone that uses scratch resistant display by Asahi Glass. The 3.2-inch touch-sensitive screen cpmpleted with VGA camera on the front for video callings and a five megapixel rear facing auto focus camera on the back with LED Flash for capture photos and support for video recording.
Moreover, for the heart of the device, it powered by a 800MHz Qualcomm single-core processor paired with 512 of RAM and running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread as the operating system gives enough power for daily tasking. For connectivity, it packed with audio headset jack, micro USB, Bluetooth to connect and transfer files to other smartphone, tablet or other compatible device. The CAT B10 also comes with dual SIM and WiFi for wireless ineternet connections.
However, no word on pricing and availability but according the rumors in internet, Caterpillar will be release the CAT B10 Rugged Android smartphone sometimes in May, 2012 for cost at €379 no-contract (about $500). So what you think about Caterpillar CAT B10? For $500, you can get Samsung Rugby Smart or the Defy+ JCB that offer bigger display and higher processor.