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Nokia 3720 classic takes a licking and keeps on talking

Over the past few days, the folks over at Nokia have been putting an unknown handset through a variety of torture tests on video, presumably to whet our appetites for an imminent announcement. The poor little guy has been dunked in a pint, smacked with a golf club, punted through the air, drowned in a pool and even dropped two stories off a ladder — each and every time followed by the phrase “it’s still working!” Suffice it to say, this new Nokia kit is ruggedized and it fairs extremely well in a variety of real world accident scenarios. As many had assumed, it looks like said handset is shaping up to be the IP54-certified 3720 classic we first heard about last month. Specs were reported this morning as follows:

  • Water and dust resistant (IP54 certificate)
  • Battery life: over 2.5 weeks standby time
  • FM radio
  • Integrated flashlight
  • S40 OS
  • 2.2-inch QVGA display, 16M colors
  • 25MB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.2 megapixel camera

Pretty decent for a handset that can take a serious beating. Nokia will certainly be announcing this scrapper soon but for the time being, it’s rumored to be hitting the streets some time in September at an unknown price. Hit the jump for a few of our favorite 3720 torture test videos.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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