DeWalt – sure, the drill maker – will get into the cellular enterprise with rugged MD501 smartphone

DeWalt – yes, the drill maker – gets into the mobile business with rugged MD501 smartphone

DeWalt, a reputation acquainted to anybody who loves energy instruments (and who doesn’t?), is leaping into the cellular market with the rugged MD501. It’s waterproof, has a great number of excessive-finish options, and appears like you possibly can use it to pound nails.

The function record is definitely fairly spectacular: twin SIM, micro SD slot, glove-pleasant 5-inch HD display, wi-fi charging, and an expanded array of sensors. It’s even “immune to chemical spillages and vibrations,” for these of you who work with acids or vibrate quite a bit.

This factor isn’t small, and it isn’t meant to be. It’s twice as thick as an iPhone, and weighs almost twice as a lot. However that’s type of the purpose.

DeWalt – yes, the drill maker – gets into the mobile business with rugged MD501 smartphoneIt’s a part of a development, and a welcome one I’d add, of creating telephones that gained’t shatter right into a thousand items should you a lot as take a look at them flawed. Cat (née Caterpillar), recognized primarily for diggers and backhoes and the like, has led the best way with an more and more engaging collection of units — the newest of which is the S60, which even features a thermal digital camera. I feel we will all agree that’s superior.

The software makers don’t make the telephones themselves, or at the very least not fairly. Cat licenses its model to Bullitt Cellular, and DeWalt is did the identical with International Cellular Communications. With luck we’ll see telephones branded with Stanley, Black & Decker, and John Deere quickly as properly.

DeWalt’s telephone is because of debut within the UK this month or subsequent, and is coming to different nations an unspecified interval afterwards. We’ve contacted the corporate for extra info, and can get a palms-on as quickly as attainable.