Ultra rugged push-to-talk smartphone NEC Terrain heads to AT&T June 21st


NEC Terrain Front

AT&T has announced that it has teamed up with NEC to bring folks a super rugged smartphone that doesn’t seem to be half bad in the specs department. Fittingly enough, t’s called the NEC Terrain, and it is outfitted with a 3.1-inch touch screen, a physical QWERTY keyboard, Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, earSmart technology for being able to hear who’s on the other side of the conversation in noisy situations, and more.

The phone launches with Android 4.0, so although it’s not the latest and greatest you can have it’s still quite modern. The device also features 4G LTE radios, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, and more.

The NEC Terrain is not only rugged in its physical stature, with its MIL-810G certification, but AT&T says it can hold its own when it comes to software security, as well. That’s something that is quite important for those who want to take advantage of their company’s BYOD program. The device will be available this Friday, June 21st, for $99.99.

NEC Terrain Front 2

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. The phone launches with Android 4.0… and is STILL better than any BlackBerry.

  2. It actually looks quite promising, especially for those who are use to owing a BlackBerry.

  3. Though the look is neanderthal, the rest of this Terrian looks like a winner.

  4. “t’s called the NEC terrain…”

    1. So glad an MLA Grammarian showed up! What would we do without you?!? THANK YOU!

  5. Now where have I seen this design before? Oh yeah, the old Motorola ES400 series phones. Strictly for business.

  6. It’s more about those with work gloves that aren’t fitting for touchscreen keyboards.

    I agree with you on the ICS rant though. This thing will NEVER see an
    OS upgrade, nor will it bring enough interest in the community to make
    custom ROMs. Would it kill manufacturers to ship these devices with the
    latest software available so they aren’t obsolete even before they are

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