AT&T today launched the NEC Terrain, a heavy duty Android smartphone that offers AT&T’s enhanced push-to-talk services and full QWERTY keyboard. The phone has a dedicated PTT button and earSmart technology, which with Terrain’s dual speakers gives a significant boost with echo cancellation and noise suppression. The NEC Terrain is now for sale at price of $99.99 with a new 2-year contract or you can shell out $429.99 to own it outright.
NEC Terrain heavy duty phone for AT&T
The defining feature of AT&T NEC Terrain is its rugged design that exceeds the military specifications (MIL-810G) and simply makes the phone waterproof, dustproof, and shock resistant. The handset also offers Enhanced Push-to-Talk PTT service via dedicated Enhanced PTT key, which means immediate communication without clumsy menus or the need to change applications. Thanks to earSmart technology and dual front speakers the phone offers loud and clear sound in noisy conditions.
The Terrain comes equipped with 3.1-inch scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass2 with 640 x 480 resolution screen, which gives overall 260 ppi. The touch screen is supported by full physical QWERTY keyboard for fast typing. Under the hood 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 supported by 1 GB of RAM. The phone offers 8 GB of internal memory storage expandable of additional 32 GB via microSD card slot.
In terms of connectivity, beyond enhanced push-to-talk services, the smartphone offers speedy 4G LTE, 4G HSPA+ compatibility, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Mobile Hotspot up to 10 devices, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth 4.0 technology. The phone includes 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video capture and VGA front-facing shooter. The handset is powered by 1,900 mAh battery, which offers talk time up to 10 hours and stand by up to 14.5 days.
Other features of the NEC Terrain include: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, quad-band compatibility, GPS navigation, email, FM Radio, music player, and media player. If you are on the market for a bigger screen or better specs you may want to go for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. It’s got the same limited dust and water proof specs as the NEC Terrain, plus a 5-inch 1080p screen and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and all wrapped for $199.99 on-contract.
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