Telstra Unveils Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof 4G Device

Telstra Unveils Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof 4G Device

Now that our smartphones go wherever we go, there is a much greater risk of damaging our phones.

Telstra Dave ruggedised 4G SmartphoneWhile a typical day for most of us doesn’t include trekking through the wilderness, or participating in extreme sports, it seems as though we are our own worst enemies when it comes to smartphone damage.

In a survey conducted by Telstra, which interviewed 1000 people on the causes of damage to their smartphones, the results revealed some interesting facts. 72% of those interviewed, stated they themselves damaged their smartphones by dropping the phone, with 23% dropping the phone into water. While drops and water damage took out the top spots, the study revealed some other interesting ways in which smartphones were damaged. These other responses included having the smartphone stepped on by a camel on holiday, getting raw egg in the charger socket as well as driving over the phone, leaving it on the roof of a car, stepping or sitting on it or being chewed by the family pet.

Obviously, this study suggests many smartphones users could do with a device that can withstand the rigors of day-to-day life a little better.

Enter Telstra and ZTE, which have developed the waterproof, dustproof and shockproof Dave. The 4inch Telstra Dave device brings 4G connectivity and Android Jellybean to a ruggedised device, offering a scratch resistant Gorilla Glass screen and IP67 rating, which means the device is waterproof to one metre for up to 30 minutes. It offers users a 1.2GHz Dual-core processor with 4GB of internal memory, with a respectable 2500mAh battery to ensure your device lasts throughout the day. The Telstra Dave also features a 5MP rear-facing camera with Auto-Focus, and is suitable for rural and regional use with the Telstra Blue Tick and External RF port.

To test just how much the Telstra Dave can withstand, Telstra equipped a couple of competitors in the gruelling 20km Tough Mudder obstacle race with the device. Check out the video below to see how the Telstra Dave held up!



For more information on the Telstra Dave, send us an email at sales [at] phonenomena [dot] com [dot] au or call us on 1300 721 281!