Caterpillar’s Cat B15 rugged phone now available in the UK

April 15, 2013
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cat B15

The Cat B15, one of the phones that promise to withstand just about anything you could possibly throw at them, is now available in the UK, as well as some other parts of the world, for that matter.

The price is the one announced upon the Cat B15’s launch in February, ÂŁ299.99, and you can already get this beast at UK retailers such as Amazon.co.uk, Digital Phone Company and Unlockedmobiles.com. The price is the same, no matter which retailer you choose.

The same Cat site also lists retailers for its rugged smartphone in the U.S. (you can get it for $399.99 at Quality One Wireless), Germany (Conrad already lists it at a discounted €299, while Amazon.de has it at €313.90), as well as in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, France, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland (Cat link below).

The successor of the Cat B10 has a 4-inch Gorilla Glass screen (800 x 480 pixel resolution), a dual-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6577 CPU and can take a 1.8-meter drop on concrete or a dive in one-meter deep water without any problems (it’s IP67 certified). It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so you won’t have to make a compromise in that sense for its ruggedness.

Are you a fan of rugged smartphones? Do you plan on getting a Cat B15?

Comments

  • lil bit

    This one has a serious handicap, the 512MB RAM.

    2nd, a quallcom chipset is to be expected at this price, would offer more graphics performance and it would also improve signal quality/stability.

    Nothanx from me, would have been a nice additional unit if it had 1GB and for example the cheaper dualcore Krait, same as Xperia L, then $400 would have been easy to cough up. But 512MB and mediatek, no way.

    • Ryanjayce

      Rather go for the Kyocera Torque…..

  • http://twitter.com/jpuglionesi Jason Puglionesi

    i preordered but having doubts. the ram really sucks… and having to buy micro sd to get memory. I just don’t get why they couldn’t up the hardware a little, I need something thats going to lat for 5 years, not something that’s already obsolete