Monday, June 9th, 2014
Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Heavy machinery expert Caterpillar makes the CAT B15 — an Android smartphone and wraps it up with tough protection. It boasts falling from high drops without any damage, is waterproof, and has wet finger tracking.
CAT B15 specs:
4-inch WVGA capacitive display @ 800 x 480 screen resolution
Gorilla Glass display
1GHz dual-core processor
4GB storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD)
5MP rear, VGA front cameras
GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Android Jelly Bean
On paper, it looks just like another feature phone with its “okay” specs. But since this is Caterpillar we’re talking about, they had to live up to their name of tough machinery somehow, right? That’s why they decided to target this smartphone to active people and made it really rugged without sacrificing functionality.
The CAT B15 is IP67-certified making it waterproof for up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, and impervious to dust. It has also undergone military standard 810G which, if you’re unfamiliar, is a series of tests done to the device to try out how its protective material would hold up against stress during its operational lifetime.
The dual-SIM CAT B15 has been made to withstand shock and drop up to 1.8 meters, high temperature, and category 4 vibration. Lastly, it has WFT or wet finger tracking so users can still use it even underwater or out in the rain.
In addition, the CAT B14 runs fully on Jelly Bean so you could download and enjoy all the Android goodness from Google Play. Are you or do you know anyone who’s clumsy enough to need this kind of phone?