February 20, 2008 It's quite a claim, but in the quest to prove that the XP1 is the world's toughest phone US based mobile telecom Sonim Technologies has seen its rugged handset run over by a truck, burnt, shot at, encased in concrete, used as a soccerball and even attached to fireworks.
The Sonim XP1 (the XP stands for extreme performance) is currently making its way around Europe on a so called "World's Toughest Phone Tour" with bloggers and journalists invited to "torture test" the phone. Apart from being a lot of fun, the challenge demonstrates the remarkable durability of the phone which in most cases it continues to operate (though it didn't seem to enjoy being shot with a Glock 9mm by Mobil magazine). See some of the punishment being dished out here.
Sick of Ads?
Join more than 500 New Atlas Plus subscribers who read our newsletter and website without ads.
It's just US$19 a year.More Information
The 128g military-spec GSM handset features Bluetooth and Push-To-Talk capabilities and operates in temperatures ranging from -20C to +60C. See Sonim for full tech-specs.View gallery - 2 images