i-mate 810-F smartphone – military tough!

i-mate today launched the i-mate 810-F, the world’s first complete lifestyle mobile with a lifetime warranty. Designed to meet military specifications, the 810-F combines high-end mobile technology and incredible durability in a single sleek package.

Whether you work in the great outdoors or in an office, on the road or on a building site, or you just simply want a tough take-anywhere mobile, the 810-F offers everything you need for work and play. The phone comprises waterproof rubber casing and exposed metal screws to lock in the factory seal, making it impervious to almost anything. A full QWERTY keyboard, and impact resistant touch screen, means you don’t miss a thing while you are out and about.

And what’s inside is just as impressive: powerful hardware and Windows Mobile 6.1 letting you deal with emails, play games, listen to music or just browse the web.

The 810-F is designed around the stringent MIL-STD-810F series of standards. These standards are issued by the U.S. military’s Developmental Test Command, a body whose role is to ensure equipment can withstand the rigours of the most extreme environments. This means the i-mate 810-F can cope with pressure, heat, water, humidity and even extreme shock without missing a beat. The 810-F is equally happy at a chilly -10°C or sweltering 60°C, and can be fully submerged in water.

i-mate is so confident in the ability of the 810-F to cope with anything that can be thrown at it, it’s offering a lifetime warranty (Editor’s note: in the smallprint on this, is “Subject to warranty terms and conditions, registration on i-mate i-Q and annual service undertaken” – not exactly a strong sense of confidence there). Plus, 810-F owners can outsmart any security threat thanks to Secure i-Q, a service from i-mate that let’s you use your PC to remotely lock, wipe personal information or alarm your mobile if it’s ever lost or stolen. Now that’s smart.

The 810-F is a full-featured Smartphone based on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with tri-band HSDPA and quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity. Also included is a 320×240 touch screen, 2.2GB of built-in storage, 128MB of DDR memory, 624Mhz PXA processor, 2MP camera with video capability, QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Wi-Fi, digital compass, accelerometer and Bluetooth.

The i-mate 810-F will be available at all leading mobile retailers over the coming weeks. Pricing information will be available closer to the release date.

Source: i-mate