On February 14, 2011, mobile phone company Sonim announced the new Sonim XP3300 Force at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The mobile phone boasts several features including being the mobile phone with the longest talk time worldwide.
Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke released a statement regarding the announcement, “The XP3300 FORCE takes Sonim’s legendary ruggedness to the enterprise segment. “ The Sonim XP 3300 Force is a GSM mobile phone will be available for sale commercially in Q2 2011.
The XP 3300 Force provides a whopping 20-24 hours of talk time and also includes 24 hour GPS tracking. Built to last, the XP 3300 features a number of qualities ensuring its ruggedness and durability. The phone meets the Sonim’s Rugged Performance Standards Certified (RPS) which exceeds military specifications. According to the Sonim announcement, the XP 3300 Force can withstand being plunged into wastewater 2 meters deep, and will also withstand a 2 meter fall onto concrete. The cell phone owes much of its strength and durability to a 2 inch thick casing designed of 1.5 mm thick Corning® Gorilla® Glass lens. The casing provides protection from scratches as well as shocks.
In addition to the Corning® Gorilla® Glass lens casing, the XP3300 Force also features a fiberglass mix built into the phone’s housing. This added protection ensures that the phone can safely handle temperatures ranging from -20 degrees C to +55 degrees C, as well as thermal shock, transport shock, and moisture from fog and humidity. The phone will also withstand the effects of salt.
With the Sonim XP3300 Force’s durability and ability to provide extremely long talk times, the phone may ultimately become the go-to choice for those whose professions require the safety and security of knowing their phone can withstand elements, extreme temperatures and drops while providing longer than average talk times.