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Dewalt enters the smartphone industry

Dewalt, the construction giant, jumped into the race of smartphones by creating a tough handset based on the Android software that is specifically designed for building workers. 

The £379 device is designed to survive a 2m drop onto concrete and to operate in temperatures ranging from -20c to 60c.

For mobile phones to be certified as "tough" they need to undergo a lot of tests like tumbling (turned over and over again inside a device for a long time) while proving that they are capable of resisting both water and sand.

As their size is bigger than the average's mobile phone. they are able to incorporate a bigger battery lasting up to 8 hours of talk time. 

The touchscreen is made of commercially manufactured Gorilla Glass enabling workers to have access without having to take their gloves off.



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