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Old April 25th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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And that's been the problem for many of us looking for something more rugged - inferior guts.

Here's the Samsung Rugby Pro - Specs - AT&T Cell Phones SGH-I547 | Samsung Cell Phones

Here's the really rugged G'zOne Commando by Casio - Verizon Wireless Casio G'zOne Commando specs

Great phones in their own right - but not great flagship-quality phones.

From another thread, what I learned one day in Japan standing on a train platform, doing my best with an umbrella -

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Their Android catalog in Japan is huge. Shortly after people here wanted a "retinal" display, Sharp had one there already. Exact same screen size and resolution. I was told that it was top quality to boot.

They keep telling us we want thin. According to those impressed by the almost one millimeter thickness reduction in one of the new models coming, that's evidently true. In Japan, they get waterproof instead.

I was in the rain when my phone rang, of course, I didn't answer it. The Japanese standing near me looked around to see who wasn't answering. When they saw me, their faces changed to one of polite understanding and they nodded. And went back to texting and talking.

It was at that moment that I knew that we were doing it wrong.
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