Caterpillar is a brand that most people associate with construction machinery. Last year they released a rugged Android phone that was running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean called the B15. This year at CES Caterpillar took the floor to release the Cat B100. This phone (as you can see above) is a super rugged device that can take take a serious beating and survive.
Unlike the B15, the brand new B100 is actually a dumb phone but from what we saw at CES today, a lot of people are still using non-smartphones. This phone is packing a 2.2 inch 240 x 340 display running a operating system built by Caterpillar. The B100 has also been IP67 certified and also has Mil 810G protection so that the phone can be used in almost every environment without the worry of it being damaged beyond repair. The B100 also packs a 3MP camera and a microSD card slot so that you can add music or other files to your phone.
While this isn’t the phone for everyone (especially now with the millions of applications available for most phones) this rugged device can withstand a beating. Caterpillar has stated that the device can survive being under 3 feet of water for around 30 minutes, be dropped from extreme heights, and extreme temperatures. If this sounds like a phone for you, you can pick this up in Europe starting today and Caterpillar plans to have it released in other countries sometime in the first half of this year.