Cat launches Verizon-compatible S50c smartphone

Cat, a company better known for its large construction equipment than smartphones, has released the S50c which features Verizon connectivity for the first time. Cat has released a number of Android-powered rugged smartphones, but until now they all were meant for use on GSM carriers, like AT&T, T-Mobile and others. The S50c comes with a 4.7-inch HD display that can work bot while gloves are on, or your fingers are wet, allowing you to get things done in any situation. Being IP67 certified, the S50c is ready to survive your drops, dunks in water and other abuse that it may encounter in your work environment.

As for the rest of the phone, you'll find a 1.2GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Should you find yourself wanting more storage, you can add a microSD card to save your pictures from the 8MP rear-facing camera. To ensure you make it through the day, Cat has built in a non-removable 2630mAh battery that is said to provide 25 hours of talk time or 38 days of standby time. This is the first time Cat has released a Verizon-compatible smartphone, and it comes unlocked direct from Cat for $399.

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