When I was going through the log-files of this website I noticed that many people come here searching for rugged cellphones. Fortunately, Siemens unveiled the ruggedised M65 this week. Not sure if it’s really rugged up to the level you would require in a marine environment, but it is a start.
“The splash, dirt and shock resistant M65 sports a 2.1in 132 x 176, 16-bit colour display, backed by a 640 x 480 digicam for video and still photography. Stills can be edited using on-board software, with special effects filters built in too. The handset supports 40-voice polyphonic ringtones, a customisable user interface, Java games – four titles are bundled with the phone – and instant messaging. The tri-band GSM/GPRS handset comes with a 750mAh lithium ion battery – enough, said Siemens, for five-and-a-half hours’ talk time and 300 hours’ standby time.”