JCB got a taste of the Android action last year when it teamed up with Motorola to release a limited edition of the DEFY+. It has now taken ruggedised Android smartphones to the next level with the Pro-Smart, an IP67 rated device that has a huge casing. JCB has been making ruggedised phone for a while, but the Pro-Smart is the first to boast a smartphone OS, as well as such a strong level of protection.
Being IP67 rated, the Pro-Smart is scratch and dust resistant. It’s also got all the usual smartphone connectivity features, as well as a 2000mAh battery. With a screen size of 3.2”, this battery will keep the handset powered for long days, but still gives enough space to easily navigate the Android OS. We’ll have a review, videos and demo content going up on the Clove blog shortly, so check back later this week if you want to see a hands-on with the device.
The Sitemaster 2 also has an IP67 rating and meets military specifications. It’s more portable than the Pro-Smart thanks to its smaller screen and casing and also comes with an FM radio. Both handsets come with a 2 year warranty as well.