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Samsung announces B2100 Xplorer rugged and submersible cell phone


Snapshot by Brian James Kirk on Wednesday March 18, 2009.

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Samsung has announced the durable Samsung B2100 Xplorer with outdoor features and specifications that make it great for adventurers. The Xplorer has support for tri-band GSM (850/900/1900MHz) along with support for EDGE data connectivity.

The B2100 meets Military Standard 810F compliance for durability, and has a comfortable grip atop an anti-shock urethane material that keeps well in tough environments. It can be submersed in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes, and at only 0.7-inches thick, it is the thinnest submersible phone on the market.

The Samsung Xplorer has powerful external speakers, noise cancellation technology, and an LED flash light for those tough nights. While users are out in the wilderness, they can shoot photos or video with the phone's 1.3 megapixel camera, and bring their music on an external microSD card. And when they're not too far from civilization, they can listen to the airwaves with the phone's integrated FM radio.

The Samsung B2100 Xplorer will be available in Germany and other European countries in April. Pricing and exact availability have not been announced.


Specifications for the Samsung B2100 Xplorer
Band GSM 850/900/1900MHz
Data GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Size 113mm x 49mm x 17mm (4.4in x 1.9in x 0.7in)
Weight 103g (3.63oz)
Battery 1000mAh
Battery Life Estimated 9 hours talk time
Estimated 25 days standby time
Main Display 1.8-inch 262K TFT (120 x 160 pixels) LCD
Camera 1.3 megapixel
Video Record and playback
Messaging SMS/MMS
Email Web-based
Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Memory 7MB, microSD card slot
Availability April 2009
Other FM radio, dust/water resistant, MIL-STD-810F, flash light, noise cancellation

 

Muhammad salauddin @ 1:41:12AM EDT on Thursday March 19, 2009

Specifications for the Motorola VE465..!!!! Its wrong probably it will be Samsung B2100 Xplorer Specifications. I think u should check it

Michael Oryl @ 11:14:36AM EDT on Thursday March 19, 2009

Thanks. Fixed.

Thirdinline @ 9:17:33AM EDT on Wednesday March 25, 2009

Being an avid Xplorer myself, curious of the availability to use or download GPS with this phone???

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