rugged handsets for your business or your tough life
Tough phones with NFC chip, is like a niche in a niche. They fit on one page and are the most diverse devices. For an enterprise not always tough devices are needed and robust devices are not only for enterprise or business. We see known brands and also handsets that are not available to purchase direct from the networks. They are difficult to compare with each other and have very different prices.
ultra-rugged Sonim XP1301 CORE with NFC technology
I say rugged phones, you say .. Sonim.
“Designed especially for markets in security guarding, facilities management, cleaning, equipment maintenance and home visit healthcare, the XP1301 CORE NFC enhances service delivery quality assurance, provides real time business intelligence right from the client site and can improve the safety of field staff through indoor location positioning. Key application categories supported by the XP1301 include Guard Tour Verification, Proof of Activity and Real Time Attendance Reporting.”
– NFC TAG READER; for time & attendance and proof of activity
– IP-68 SUBMERSIBLE TO 2 METRES FOR 60 MINUTES IN WATER
– Protected against damage from rain, fog, and salt air
– IMPACT PROOF; Withstands 2 metre drops onto concrete
– SCREEN TOUGHNESS; Corning® Gorilla® lens for extreme shock & scratch resistance
– LONG BATTERY LIFE; Up to 20-24 hours of Talk Time and 800 hours of Standby Time
– NOISE CANCELLATION; Omni-directional microphone with noise cancellation
– IP-68 IMPERVIOUS TO DUST AND MICRO-PARTICLES; Non-porous casing blocks entry of micro-particles
– ACCESSIBLE KEYPAD; Widely spaced keys for ease of use with gloved hands
– READY FOR EXTREME TEMPERATURES; Works in environments ranging from -20°C to +55°C
– TOUGH MATERIALS; Dual injected shell (hardened rubber, ﬁberglass mix)
– LOUD AUDIO; 23 mm speaker, protected by GORE™ Protective Vents
– MULTIMEDIA PLAYER; Video and MP3
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Motorola MC75A HF
MC75A without HF or RFID in the name has no nfc chip !
The Motorola MC75A HF is a rugged “mobile computer” that combines mobile communication and secure contactless transaction capability (payments).
Enables NFC and global closed-loop transactions and payments. Supports MIFARE, FeliCa, Calypso and standard RFID tags.
“Six devices in one; World mobile phone, HF RFID reader/writer, mobile computer, bar code scanner and imager, high resolution digital camera and GPS all-in-one functionality.” sellers in USA
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Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro + nfc
Durable Design for Rugged Outdoor Use
Built to withstand some of the toughest conditions. “In military specification tests, the Galaxy Rugby Pro™ survived blowing rain and sand, high humidity and thermal shock. It has an anti-scratch touchscreen and backlit keys for easier operation in the rain or at night.”
Enterprise-capable features to work securely
Enterprise security-capable features to work safely out of the office. “Mobile Development Management allows IT managers to remotely deploy apps and provide extra security with remote locking and wiping. On-device encryption safeguards sensitive data. Securely connect to remote corporate networks with VPN. And have access to corporate email and calendar contacts through Exchange ActiveSync.”
NEW; Available from Nov.’12 at AT&T US and Bell Ca.
– android 4
– 1,5 dual core cpu
– 5 Mp camera
– NFC, fast and easy sharing with S Beam
– 4.0 inch super AMOLED™ display
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consider; Sony Xperia Acro S NFC
This Sony Xperia might not be exactly a rugged phone, but it has water and dust protection.
“For consumers looking for premium specifications and beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance.” “The Xperia acro S has an IP55 rating, which means it’s protected against dust limited to ingress and from water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction. It also has an IP57 rating, with the same dust protection as IP55, and further protects against the effects of immersion between 15cm and 1m.” The Xperia acro S has scratch resistant mineral glass displays.
1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Dual Core Processor.
4.3” Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® engine.
Adreno™ 220 GPU.
12.1 MP camera w/ 16x digital zoom.
Internal phone storage 16 GB (up to 11 GB user-accessible memory).
1 GB RAM.
MicroSD card slot, up to 32 GB.
Android 4 ICS
Ambient light sensor.
NFC (not for payments)
Below some “business phones“, devices with nfc chip for the enterprise and business sector
I found (only) in the UK;
Size; 135 x 72 x 17.5mm
Camera; Dual 5 MP / 0,3 MP front
Fully NFC Enabled
Instant Communication – Dedicated PTT Button
Android OS 2.3
IP 67/MIL 810 rated
Quad Band GSM – 850/900/1800/2100 MHz
Tri-Band HSPDA – 850/900/2100 (1700 MHz opt)
Dedicated Lone Worker/Panic Button
High resolution camera for scanning
Peer-2-Peer, Mobile Payment, Read and Write
USB 2, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio
Dual use (personal and business)
Super Slim + nfc
Size: 126.9 x 69.5 x 9.8mm
Talk Time: 24 hours
Standby: 362 hours
Camera: Dual 5.0 MP and 0.3 MP Front
Super slim – less than 10 mm
Android OS 2.3
GRPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
4.3″ LCD touchscreen
“C-mii is an entry level, mobile NFC device for the enterprise and business sector, which combines the best in mobile phone technology with the simplicity of NFC functionality, in a robust, easy-to-use, lo-cost mobile resource management device solution.”
Size: 119 x 52 x 13.6mm
Talk Time: 3 hours
Standby: 200 hours
Camera: 0.3 Megapixel
Robust, Ultra Light Device
Mobile Resource Management Applications available
Low cost NFC solution
microSD up to 32Gb
SMS and MMS