AT&T and NEC Introduce Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Designed for Hard Work, Real Life NEC Terrain Available Through AT&T Business Solutions Channels, Delivers Dedicated Enhanced Push-to-Talk and QWERTY Keyboard
DALLAS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and NEC Corporation of America today announced the upcoming launch of the ultimate workhorse among ruggedized 4G LTE smartphones, the NEC Terrain™. As one of the most ruggedized phones equipped with AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT)**, NEC Terrain embodies toughened versatility and business-ready features. Its design is aimed at breaking productivity barriers to keep workforces moving forward, while also keeping up with daily life outside of work. Available exclusively through AT&T Business Solutions channels and online beginning June 21, the NEC Terrain is priced at $99.99 with a two-year agreement and can be purchased at www.ATT.com/necterrain.
"Businesses have become increasingly mobile and employees need a smartphone that allows them to stay connected no matter where they are," said Mike Troiano, vice president – Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "With AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk, access to the nation's largest 4G network and fastest 4G LTE network***, communicating is even easier than before so businesses can operate more efficiently and effectively."
The NEC Terrain can also be used over Wi-Fi, giving U.S.-based customers improved in-building coverage and access to the service via compatible Wi-Fi networks. AT&T operates the U.S.'s largest Wi-Fi network****, including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots.
Featuring water and dustproof***** design, a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass™ screen and sturdy core construct that exceeds the military specifications (MIL-810G) for shock distribution, the NEC Terrain is a durable smartphone built to perform in the toughest working conditions, as well as stand up to the most demanding families.
"Enterprises are clamoring for reliable, easy-to-field smartphones, packed with the latest security and performance features to ensure productivity for today's on-the-go workforce to use both at work and home," said Scott Spreen, director of business development, NEC. "Whether looking for enterprise-wide solutions or blending a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) into the fold, we're excited to offer a product with AT&T that goes beyond the demands of enterprise users and perfectly blends the necessary features needed for work and personal use."
NEC Terrain is packed with a feature-set that helps users get the task at hand done quickly, efficiently and intuitively.
- The dedicated Enhanced PTT key means immediate communication when it counts most without cumbersome menus or the need to change applications.
- Speedy 4G LTE connectivity makes it simple to pull up plans, records or email from virtually anywhere.
- Wi-Fi availability giving U.S.-based customers improved in-building coverage and access to the service via compatible Wi-Fi networks.
- A dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4 processor and Android 4.0 makes multitasking simple and easy.
- earSmart™ technology by Audience and NEC Terrain's dual speakers ensure communication is heard loud and clear with echo cancellation and noise suppression.
- Physical QWERTY keyboard with a 3.1" high resolution screen places a virtual office in your hand when you're on the job or just on the move.
- 5 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera.
- Up to 8GB of internal memory and MicroSD up to 32GB of expandable memory for ample file and photo storage.
Designed to take the heavy beatings of a mobile workforce and equipped to fit right into BYOD policies, the NEC Terrain gives IT managers the assurance that internal data and programs are safe, secure and inaccessible to prying eyes via VPN and on-device encryption. Plus, IT teams can remotely deploy applications and provide additional security with remote locking and wiping.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Enhanced PTT is designed to work over an AT&T cellular wireless data network connection. Wireless data coverage is not available in all areas. Availability, security, speed, timeliness, accuracy and reliability of service are not guaranteed by AT&T.
***Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
****A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
***** Meets US Mil-STD 810G for Dust, Rain, Shock, Pressure, Humidity and Extreme Temperatures. Waterproof against incidental exposure to water when all ports are tightly closed. NOT designed or intended for in water use. Submersible up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Waterproof based on IP67 rating.
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About NEC Corporation of America
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, biometrics, network, and communications products and solutions for service carriers, Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare, Government, Education and Hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications and biometric security. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in over 44 countries and more than $37 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.
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