Motorola has unveiled the i1, the first-ever Android mobile to come with a hard-wearing design to keep out the elements and survive the toughest environments.
The i1 is a military grade mobile capable of resisting water, dust, drops, knocks, shocks and prolonged, extreme vibrations and will feature the 1.6 iteration of Google's smartphone operating system.
Because the i1 uses Android, it is not as clunky or difficult to use as other rugged mobile phones and its design is subtle enough to allow for everyday use without making its owner look like a military re-enactment fanatic.
Motorola's background as a walkie-talkie radio producer has been put to use in the i1, as it will allow you to communicate over a short range just by pushing a button.
The Motorola i1 is confirmed for a US launch later where it will land on monthly contracts as well as a pay as you go option.
A leaked pamphlet was the source of this news and so there is currently no officially sanctioned information. As such there is no way of knowing whether the i1 will ever make an appearance in the UK.
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