I like this trend of more rugged phones coming out..

Airo Wireless is pleased to announce the new Intrinsically Safe A25is – available for delivery in Q4 of 2009 Built on the same platform as the highly successful A25, and specifically designed to provide ruggedized, non-incendive, intrinsic safety for ex-hazardous environments The A25is the only handset on the market that provides secure cell phone, Push-to-Talk (PTT), a fully independent GPS, and telematics in a ruggedized Windows Mobile PDA handset

 

a25 thumb Airo Wireless Announces the Release of the Intrinsically Safe A25is Cell Phone/PDA

 

— Airo, recognized maker of the world’s best ruggedized cell phones, announces the new A25is Intrinsically Safe handset is available for delivery Q4 of 2009. Airo is releasing the A25is for people in industries that operate in potentially explosive environments like Petroleum, Chemicals, Fertilizer, Coal, Propane, Fuel Distribution, Refineries, Paint Processing, Granaries, Mining, Alcohol Processing, Oil Platforms, Natural Gas, and Solvents among others.

The A25is underwent intrinsic safety certification testing for both the UL 913 (North America) and the ATEX (EU standard). The A25is meets rugged military specifications (MIL-SPEC 810-F) and is also certified IP67 for shock-proofing and water immersion, meaning it thrives in dirty dangerous industries. It also has a long list of other global regulatory certifications (PTCRB, FCC, UL, IC, CE, and GCF).

The A25is improves ROI by reducing equipment purchases, absorbing functionality of a variety of other equipment into a single convenient handheld unit that survives in rough, ex-hazard environments. It can replace vehicle telematics, enterprise data devices, laptops with air cards, and extra cell phones at much lower cost. It provides cell phone and Push-to-Talk (PTT) capability, is equipped with super accurate GPS, runs on a Windows Mobile platform and accesses unique and powerful business-critical functions.

About Airo Wireless:

Airo is the market leader in supplying ruggedized Windows Mobile PDA’s for Field Force and Sales Force Automation for mission critical field forces. Since 1999, Airo’s award winning devices and open source platform are performing for thousands of real world workers, in thousands of locations around the world. Airo provides total global scalability on 600+ GSM networks worldwide with Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE. Airo’s software and mobile device platform is the culmination of 10 years of experience managing installations for marquee business and governmental customers, and several years building and supporting the world’s best rugged cell phones

 

Web Site: http://www.airowireless.com/