Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Mar 2012 21:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This past week and this weekend I've finally found the time to enter into the colorful world of custom Android ROMs. After figuring out just how insanely great and awesome ClockWorkMod Recovery is, I set about to figure out what the best Ice Cream Sandwich ROM is for the Galaxy SII. While the answer to that question became clear quite quickly, this answer also gave rise to a whole bunch of other questions.
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Of course, I'd be in phone heaven if someone out there would release a rugged or Mil-Spec phone that could dual boot WP7 and ICS, and last more than 24 hours on a charge.

I really, really, really miss my first cell phone ever, the Panasonic TX-220. It was a ruggedised phone, all encased in nice feeling rubber, with various shock-absorbing materials inside. That thing survived a lot in the years I used it:
- fall off hip while riding mountain bike, bouncing around on pavement
- fall off second floor balcony onto pavement
- fall down 2 flights of cement stairs
- various falls onto various flooring surfaces from varying heights

Unfortunately, the only other ruggedised phone I've seen since are a Motorola flip phone. ;) I would love to have a 3.5" smartphone with a hardware keyboard, ruggedised to withstand drops onto cement, without any external/extra cases or whatnot.

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Hrm, there's no mention anywhere in that article that covers why they are considered "rugged", and there's no readily apparent rubber anywhere in the images. Would have to do some research. My biggest requirement for a smartphone, though, is a hardware keyboard. An onscreen keyboard does not cut it when using an SSH client.

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