Mobile phones have become an essential tool in our social life and are even more important in our work life. Today’s companies depend on communications to provide their customers with the best service and modern consumers expect instant answers to their queries. Email is just as important as voice now and having access to the internet at all times is imperative for most people.
Technology has certainly moved on a long way in the last 10 years and mobile phone and internet devices are readily available and they work extremely well. Most people have email on the go now as well as internet and the days of the mobile phone with just calls and texts are virtually gone.
As we become more reliant on this type of instant service it seems to be a major problem when our phone develops a fault or if we break it. The new smart phones have much bigger screens now which make them much easier to break.
Many of the phone manufacturers are trying to make more robust phones and most are using a hardened type of glass called gorilla glass. This has helped and for most users this is enough protection for their phone. For those how are hard on their phones including manual or construction workers, something a lot stronger is required. They need a phone that is waterproof, dustproof and waterproof and producing this type of phone presents quite a problem for manufacturers.
Many different companies have tried to produce this type of rugged phone but really only Samsung and JCB have made anything that is up to the job. Samsung were the first to market and they continue to make a small range of rugged phones that I would consider to be pretty good. JCB have taken the task one step further by producing a full range of this type of phone including the first ever phone that actually floats.
The JCB range extends to 8 models, all of which have military specifications on water and dust proofing. They have also gone to extra mile and teamed up with Motorola to produce a full android model that can be used for email and internet access.
The full range consists of:-
Motorola Defy (JCB Edition)
JCB Pro Talk
JCB Sitemaster 2
JCB Sitemaster 2 3g
JCB Pro Smart
This range covers nearly all needs and the phones are a reasonable price. They also have a great 2 year warranty which is pretty good considering the market they are aiming at.
I have been in the mobile phone market for around 15 years and I would have no hesitation in recommending either the Samsung or JCB range of phones to any user who works in a harsh or wet environment.