Nothing brings more fear to gadget junkies eyes than looking over a 12 story building more than 82 feet in the air and dropping your device to the ground made of concrete. Think of the iPhone 4 with all the glass and how many millions of pieces it would be in. Really, no device would survive that. Until now. Sonim, the makers of the XP3300 Force cell phone now own the Guinness World Record as the toughest phone having survived a fall of just that same height.
Check out the video and watch as the Sonim bounces off the concrete and lives to talk about it. Really it does, because someone had to call the phone, answer it and talk for it to win! LOL
Sonim Sets New Guinness World Record™ – Now the World’s Toughest Phone
San Mateo, CA, September 1st, 2011 – The Sonim XP3300 Force is officially the ‘World’s Toughest Phone’ – securing its entry into the Guinness World Records™ hall of fame: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFLIzzO_-5c. The ultra-rugged phone survived an extreme drop test from a remarkable 25 metres onto concrete without operational damage – a drop higher than a twelve-story building.
To fulfil the strict requirements, the record attempt was witnessed by independent judges from Guinness World Records™, who tested the phone to confirm it was still working following the drop, beating the previous World Record of 3.25m held by the 2008 JCB Toughphone.
Guinness Adjudicator with the Record Breaking Sonim phone
Bob Plaschke, CEO, Sonim Technologies comments, “We wanted to stamp Sonim’s name on the World Record, confirming that the Sonim XP3300 Force is the toughest phone in the world. Most mobile phones are drop-tested to a metre, which just isn’t enough in extreme environments such as construction sites, oil rigs or in the forest.”
Plaschke continues, “Establishing the Guinness World Record for highest mobile phone drop assures remote and tough workers that their Sonim phone is ‘fit for purpose’ and can withstand the daily knocks, drops and tumbles.”
The Sonim XP3300 Force is an ultra rugged handset that goes beyond Milspec. It has been tested against Sonim’s RPS standards and dragged behind boats and quad bikes, driven over by cars, immersed in ice and concrete, sandblasted and submerged – and still lived to tell the tale:
Certified against dust, dirt and shock as well as being fully water-resistant up to 2 metres, Sonim phones are ideal for the toughest environments and applications.
ABOUT SONIM TECHNOLOGIES Sonim Technologies ( www.sonimtech.com ) is the provider of the world’s most rugged, water-submersible mobile phones designed specifically for workers in challenging outdoor and industrial environments. Sonim’s industry-leading three-year comprehensive warranty has redefined customer expectations of rugged technology. Sonim provides a suite of high-performance workforce management applications including push-to-talk and lone worker safety services on cellular networks. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California and offers its products in over 50 countries.