CES: Cat launches waterproof featurephone – B100

Designed for hostile working environments

another cat waterproof phone

The Cat B100 – a waterproof featurephone designed to withstand the rigours of the real world, has just been launched at CES 2014 by Bullitt Mobile – the worldwide licensee of Cat [Caterpillar] phones and accessories. The latest in the Cat range of ruggised mobile phones, The B100 boasts a noise cancelling microphone and a high quality loudspeaker – perfect for noisy surroundings. The B100 also features large buttons, ideal for use whilst wearing gloves.

Dave Floyd, Co-CEO with Bullitt Mobile, commented, “The Cat B100 is a practical and tough mobile phone, designed for people who demand ultimate reliability.”

Floyd continued, “Its rugged features, long battery life and talk time make the B100 an ideal choice for tough conditions. This is a phone that won’t let you down.”

As with the Cat B15, the new B100 has been designed to survive a 1.8meter drop, being submerged in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes.

Obviously to remain waterproof, the battery door must be correctly fitted and all ports are sealed securely.

That’s a reference to the GoMo News article ‘How NOT to prove your Cat B15 phone is waterproof‘ where we forgot to seal the battery door properly.

It and can even withstand temperatures from -25OC to 55OC.

Its impressive battery life of 10 hours talk time mean the B100 is the ideal companion for anyone with an active life.

Accessories available with the B100 include a screen protector, belt clip and a drop in charger.

The B100 is available immediately in Europe and will be available in other markets in Q1-Q2 2014.

To see the B100 visit the Cat phones stand at CES, booth number CP15, Central Plaza.

B100 Tech Specs

OS: Proprietary
DIMENSIONS: 123x56x17.5mm
WEIGHT: 136g
DISPLAY: 2.2″ QVGA 240×320 TFT
NETWORK: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G 900/2100 (384Kbit/s)
Micro SD card support up to 32G
CAMERA: 3MP 4 x zoom
Video player and capture
CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth V2.0 +EDR/A2DP; 3.5mm; Micro USB2.0
BATTERY: 1150mAh (removable) Talk-time up to 10 hours
Standby up to 23 days
EXTRAS: FM radio
Loud handsfree from speakerphone
RUGGEDISED SPECIFICATIONS: Impact Resistant up to 1.8m
Impervious to Dust; Waterproof up to 1m for 30 mins2
Operational between -25°C & 55°C

1. This device is certified to Ingress Protection rating of IP67 and meets Military Standard MilSpec 810G for the below, including salt mist, thermal shock and vibration.
2. Battery door must be correctly fitted and all ports are sealed securely. That’s a reference to the GoMo News article ‘How NOT to prove your Cat B15 phone is waterproof‘.

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