Rugged / Business phones

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.
sonim rugged phones logosonim xp1301 core nfc tough phone“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
– 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
complete technical specifications

Motorola MC75A HF

Motorola MC75A-HF rugged and nfc
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
all technical specifications

Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro + nfc

Samsung rugby pro rugged and nfc enabled for AT&T

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
See all specifications

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).
MicroSD card slot, up to 32 GB.
Android 4 ICS
Proximity sensor.
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;


R500 ruggedised business device with nfc chip
First ruggedised NFC device with a Qualcomm chipset.

Size; 135 x 72 x 17.5mm
Camera; Dual 5 MP / 0,3 MP front
Dual SIM
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

super slim nfc enabled business phone
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
Dual SIM
Super slim – less than 10 mm
Android OS 2.3
GRPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
1GHz Processor
Micro SD
4.3″ LCD touchscreen
FM Radio


cmii entry level handset with nfc technology for enterprise
“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
NFC Enabled
Dual Sim
Mobile Resource Management Applications available
Low cost NFC solution
Dual Band
microSD up to 32Gb

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