This month sees the official launch of the Ventura Rugged Mobile phone to the UK. Advance orders are now being taken and samples are available for evaluation and trial.
The Ventura mobile phone is rugged, water resistant to IP67 and is designed to withstand being dropped from two metres. It also has a tough anti-crush construction.
However, it is its ability to accept two SIM cards that makes the Ventura stand out, claimed the company. The SIM cards can be from different airtime providers, giving the user the ability to choose different networks for different purposes. Some users may wish to have a private SIM and a business SIM, while others may require a global roaming, low cost SIM and a standard UK SIM.
The features of the Ventura Rugged Mobile are not limited to the dual SIM option. The device is sophisticated, packed with features such as GPS, touchscreen operation, long battery life, WAP, camera, MP3 and MPEG4 players.
Durrocomm, the company behind the UK launch of Ventura, is relatively new to the market, having launched a basic rugged phone two years ago. However, with the launch of Ventura Durrocomm claimed it is confident that this is the first of a family of rugged communication products.