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Top 4 Rugged Cell Phones

These heavy-duty cell phones meet U.S. military requirements


Does your line of work require you to sport a rugged cell phone or do you need a heavy-duty cell phone that can stand up to advanced wear and tear? About.com has you covered with this list of our best rugged cell phones.

1. Motorola Brute i680: Rugged With Noise Cancellation (Sprint)

Motorola Brute i680
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The ultra-rugged Motorola Brute i680 for Sprint is designed for people who work outside or in extreme conditions. It meets military specifications for dust, shock, vibration, low and high temperatures, low pressure, radiation, salt fog, humidity and blowing rain.

2. Motorola Adventure V750: Military-Grade Construction (Verizon Wireless)

Motorola Adventure V750
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Abuse the Motorola Adventure V750 all you want, Motorola says, because the military-grade flip phone will be able to take much of it. The Adventure V750 also stands out with its extra-loud speaker for combating busy streets.

3. Motorola Clutch i465: Rugged, Slender Candy Bar (Sprint)

Motorola Clutch i465
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A rugged handset in slender candy bar form, the Motorola Clutch i465 for Sprint is the first full-keyboard phone with Nextel Direct Connect, which allows for the popular walkie-talkie or push-to-talk feature.

4. Motorola Tundra VA76r: Meets U.S. Military Specifications (AT&T)

Motorola Tundra VA76r
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While this ruggedized 3G clamshell isn’t completely waterproof, it’s highly water and dirt resistant. The Motorola Tundra VA76r meets U.S. military specifications for dropping, dust, vibration, humidity, severe temperatures and rain.
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