Samsung goes in search of adventure with Solid Extreme II

12 Nov 2010

Funny, I used to think of ruggedised phones being made for people who worked on buildings or industrial sites, but no longer! For now, Samsung has gone after the rugged, active outdoor types with a taste of adventure.

Literally days after launching its Galaxy Tab computer, Samsung has launched the Samsung Solid Extreme II handset, which is designed to withstand exceptionally tough outdoor conditions.

The Samsung Solid Extreme II takes ruggedised mobile phones to the next level. With an IP67 rating, it is both water and dust resistant, as well as shock proof to a military standard.

In addition, the Samsung Solid Extreme II is capable of surviving drops from a height of up to 10m and even full water submersion. It comes with an anti-scratch window, reinforced 2-megapixel camera, built-in GPS, a long-lasting battery and built-in torch.

Following the success of the original Solid Extreme, the Solid Extreme II was being launched in Ireland in direct response to the continued demand for durable and functional phones that do not compromise on quality or style.

The Yorkie bar of the phone world?

“The Solid Extreme II is the perfect companion for those who enjoy the outdoors or whose jobs require them to be outdoors in the Irish elements,” Gary Twohig, general manager, Samsung Ireland, explained.

“Its attractive good looks conceal a toughness that will never let you down, whether you’re on the side of a wind-swept mountain or caught in a blizzard. It’s extremely forgiving, too – even if you accidentally drive over it. The Samsung Solid Extreme II just keeps going,” he said.

The Samsung Solid Extreme II has the functionality to suit outdoor conditions and loud surroundings, with a one-touch torch, an extremely loud speaker, customisable vibration and caller notification designed for loud surroundings.

It features acoustic noise cancellation technology so that conversations can be heard loud and clear over background noise. The enhanced click large keypad along with the comfortable rubber grip on the sides and back of the phone means it is still easy to use when hands are wet or when the user is wearing gloves.

Also for the socially active indoors type

It will also appeal to users who are less inclined towards the outdoors. The Samsung Solid Extreme II provides everyday entertainment on the go, with IM and mobile SNS offering easy access to Facebook and Twitter on full screen.

The larger battery life ensures that the built-in MP3 player is supported by Samsung’s SoundAlive, which creates 3D surround sound effects for optimum music clarity.

The Samsung Solid Extreme II is now available from O2, Meteor, eMobile, 3 and the Carphone Warehouse, and will retail from €99 on prepay.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years