Nokia does it again. This time it is the Nokia 3720 classic which will be a rugged handset designed to survive in any type of environment where other handsets fail to survive. Nokia 3720 comes with IP-54 certification and as an entry-level handset. This might as well give a competition to the Samsung B2100 Xplorer.
Nokia 3720 classic will be the next member of the “rugged” devices which was almost forgotten by the Finnish Manufacturers. The last one which was released by them was the Nokia 5140. With the IP-54 certification the device confirms that it is dust and splash resistant and the manufacturers on the other side claim that it is greatly shock resistant as well.
Nokia 3720 is made of stainless steel elements, sealed materials and rough textured surface. Provided with a metal screw lock the back cover is protected from water and dust. Nokia 3720 passed all the torture tests done on it with flying colors. Other than the rigid body, Nokia 3720 sports a 2.2 inch QVGA TFT display and capable of displaying up to 16 million colors.
Nokia 3720 also sports a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, which can also be used as a flash light if needed. Bluetooth 2.1 support, FM radio, 2.5 mm audio jack, microUSB and a microSD card slot are among the other features of the device.
Unfortunately, the Nokia 3720 classes doesn’t include 3G support, as a result it will be dependent on the tri-band GPRS/EDGE as its only network data transfer option. The device will be available in Gray and Yellow colors. It is expected to hit the stores before the end of summer with a pricing of 125 euro excluding taxes or subsides.