Sonim Technologies, the manufacturer of rugged mobile phones, has launched its first rugged 3G handset in Europe.
It's called the Xtreme Performance 2 and is equipped with a 3-megapixel camera, a 2-inch scratch-resistant display and a tough, waterproof casing.
Cutting-edge technology isn't just for younger people, according to Sagem Wireless. It's just announced the launch of the Cosyphone, which is an NFC-equipped handset aimed at anyone aged over 50. (Yes, we know fifty isn't old).
The company says the new mobile phone – which has a large keypad and haptic feedback - is "designed to be ultra simple and elegant". The built-in Near Field Communication technology isn't used for mobile payments but instead can activate the phone's features in association with NFC cards. Customers can can create customised shortcuts (such as calling a specific person, sending a text message or going to a mobile web page) which are activated by waving the Cosyphone over a card.