Handset manufacturer i-mate has released the 810-F designed in line with military specifications.
The handset has a waterproof rubber casing, QWERTY keyboard and tough touch screen said to be “impact resistant”.
It also comes with tri-band HSDPA and quad-band GSM/EDGE, 2.2GB built-in memory, a 2 megapixel camera with video, GPS, Wi-Fi, digital compass, accelerometer and Bluetooth.
i-mate claims the Windows Mobile 6.1 device can cope with pressure, heat, water, humidity and extreme shock and is functional in -10°C to 60°C, and when in water.
The 810-F comes with a lifetime warranty and Secure i-Q security software allowing users to lock or wipe personal information from the handset from a computer.
Chief executive Jim Morrison said: “Until now, users have had to choose between a compact phone that incorporates the latest features, or one that was big, bulky and very very expensive that could cope with the rigours of a harsh working environment and survive use during adventurous outdoor pursuits.
“The 810-F has been developed to meet the demands of the office, the work site and the outdoors. It is all about performance; whether it’s the ability to perform in extreme conditions, or the performance under its skin. For adventurers looking for a phone to match their lifestyle, it’s the perfect answer.