Cat® Phones Launches the Cat B26 Rugged Feature Phone

Durable, reliable handset designed for use in outdoor and challenging environments, by users who demand reliable voice and text performance

 

READING, ENGLAND September 16th 2019 – Cat® Phones announces the availability of the Cat B26, a tough feature phone with a long-lasting battery and market-leading rugged credentials, built for use in the toughest environments by customers who need reliable voice and text connections.

The Cat B26 is extremely tough, with IP68 (Ingress Protection) and MIL SPEC 810G certification, it’s fully dustproof and waterproof to 1.2m, built to survive repeated drop testing onto concrete from 1.8m, and resistant to extreme temperatures. It has a big 1500mAh removable battery to keep it working for longer from a single charge, along with a handy bright flashlight and lanyard attachment.

Feature phones are an important part of the Cat Phones portfolio. The Cat B26 is the latest addition to the Cat feature phone range, for customers who need a reliable device to keep them in contact throughout long working days, and by businesses that want to give their employees an affordable phone to keep them contactable while at work.

Global feature phone shipments exceeded 407 million units in 2018 and are expected to hit 394 million in 2019 – according to industry analyst firm, Canalys.

“The global feature phone opportunity is still significant, especially in the rugged sector, with companies and individuals looking for simplicity and usability while avoiding the high repair costs associated with damaged smartphones” said Pete Cunningham, VP Product Portfolio at Bullitt Group. “From builders to farmers, foresters to electricians, if your phone needs to deliver reliable voice and text performance combined with class-leading durability, the B26 is the ideal handset.”

The Cat B26 has a MSRP of £49 / €59 and will be available by the end of September from major European carriers and retailers. More details via www.catphones.com.

 

Key Specifications*

Beyond Rugged

    • Drop tested up to 1.8m (6ft) on concrete
    • Ingress Protection (IP68):
      • Sand, dust and dirt resistant
      • Waterproof up to 1.2m for 35 minutes
      • Drop tested up to 1.8m (6ft) on concrete
    • MIL SPEC 810G:
      • Thermal shock: handles temperature differences between -25°C (-13°F) and 55°C (131°F) for up to 4 hours
      • Resistant to vibration: Category 4
      • Resistant to humidity and salt mist

 

Connectivity

      • GSM Quad Band
      • Bluetooth® 2.1
      • 5mm Audio jack
      • Micro USB 2.0
      • Dual SIM

 

Battery

      • Big 1,500mAh removable lithium-ion battery. Up to 13 hours talk time, 18 days standby time

 

Other Design Features

      • Physical Buttons
      • Dedicated Flashlight
      • Lanyard attachment

 

Multimedia

      • FM Radio, Media player

 

Display / Screen

      • 4” QVGA Display

 

Camera

      • 2MP camera

 

Memory

      • 8MB RAM, 8MB ROM, (Expandable via microSD™)

 

*Battery times (talk time, standby time, and more) are based on 2G and are subject to network and phone usage. Note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

About Cat devices and accessories:

The Cat brand stands for trust, durability, reliability and quality. The Cat DNA is found in every Cat mobile phone and accessory offered by Bullitt Mobile Ltd. and provides boundless experience with robust mobility.

To find out more about what Cat phones and accessories are made of, visit www.catphones.com.

 

About Bullitt Group

Bullitt Group helps global brands extend their product portfolios into new categories, particularly in the connected devices market. We design, manufacture, market and sell products under license for our brand partners.

Since its formation in 2009, Bullitt Group has designed, manufactured and distributed millions of mobile phones, audio products, other connected devices and related peripherals to more than 70 countries across the globe.

Bullitt is the global licensee for Cat (Caterpillar Inc.) and Land Rover for mobile phones and related peripherals.

Bullitt Group’s Head Office is in Reading, England with additional office locations in Taipei (Taiwan), Shenzhen (China) and Singapore.

www.bullitt-group.com