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United Kingdom : NEW CAT B15Q, highly rugged smartphone announced

June 6, 2014

Cat Phones has announced, the Cat B15Q, a new highly rugged handset, which enhances on the Cat B15 forerunner with improved software and a strong quad-core processor.

The company said the first rugged handset to operate Google's Android 4.4 KitKat mobile operating system, the Cat B15Q, is designed for customers who want something stronger than the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Sony Xperia Z2.

The smartphone is IP67 accredited, meaning that it is capable of handling drops onto concrete and being submerged in water, and can operate in temperatures from -25C to 55C.

Allowing the user to operate the device even when it is wet, the Cat B15Q's 4in screen has a 480x800 resolution Gorilla Glass touchscreen which includes Wet Finger Tracking support.

As well as an improvement to Android 4.4 KitKat, the Cat B15Q enhances on its predecessor with a quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6577 processor, and Cat has added Bluetooth 4.0 and an LED flash for accompanying the 5MP rear-facing camera.

CEO Oliver Schulte stated : "With the Cat B15Q we have taken consumer feedback onboard from its predecessor and added, for example, a faster processor and improved imaging capabilities. This is the first rugged handset available globally to support Android's KitKat so users no longer need to choose between smartphone durability and the latest Android features. The B15Q is a key milestone in Cat phones becoming the number one global rugged device vendor by 2015."

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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