Sprint gets rugged with Sanyo SCP-7050

Nextel tends to get the lion's share of the beat-'em-up handsets in Sprint-Nextel's stable, but that's not to say the Sprint side of the equation doesn't have a few heavy duty customers of its own. The freshly announced SCP-7050 (or simply "7050," if you will) from Sanyo rocks mil spec 810F compliance for dust, shock, and vibration resistance -- and eschews the oft-banned camera -- for those all-work-and-no-play types out there. Besides the ruggedized shell, major features include dual displays, Bluetooth, speakerphone, and GPS that can continue to track without a signal from the overlords at Sprint. Look for it to hit in early April for $150 on a two-year contract.

[Thanks, Brandon]