It’s been a while since we last heard from Caterpillar regarding the Cat B15, the company’s extremely rugged Android smartphone. It’s a 4-inch WVGA device powered by MediaTek’s MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel rear camera with 720p video recording accompanied by a VGA front camera, aGPS, a microSD card slot and more.
The specs don’t immediately jump out at you, but that’s fine if you’re someone who needs a smartphone that can take a beating. The Cat B15 has been built to IP67 specification, making it dust-proof, shock proof, and water-proof for up to 30 minutes when submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water. And if the words don’t mean anything to you, just look at that beast above — it’s one tank of a smartphone.
Many wondered whether Caterpillar would be bringing its smartphone to America whenever it was ready for launch, but wonder no longer: it is here, and you’ll be able to buy your own online for an unlocked price of $350. Caterpillar vows to become the number one manufacturer of rugged handsets in the world, and if this smartphone is an indication of things to come we can’t see any scenario where they don’t have a chance.
Quality One Wireless is the only known location for buying the device at this time, but considering it’s owned and operated by the same entity overseeing Caterpillar we’d say that shouldn’t be a problem for any of you looking to purchase one. Get over to their site and grab yours now if you’re interested.