June 14, 2013 5:20pm
Here’s the first of three Sonim rugged handsets coming to Bell’s Push-to-talk (PTT) network. The Sonim XP5560 BOLT 2 will arrive on July 4th and we’ve been informed the no-term price will be $489.95 and on contact for $229.95. According to the internal doc we received it states that “this device is exclusive to Bell until September 30, 2013.”
As for specs, this is a slight upgrade from the original BOLT (pictured above) and comes with a 2-inch QVGA display, 2MP camera with LED flash, 16GB internal storage, 128MB RAM, NFC and 1950 mAh battery. As this is a rugged device, targeted to lone workers or those in the field, the BOLT 2 can take a beating. It’s approved by the US military to handle “extreme temperatures, vibration/shock, rain, blowing sand/dust, humidity.”
We’ll have more info on this launch shortly. Bell will also be releasing the Sonim XP1520 Bolt SL and the XP5560.