The new Nokia 3720 classic may not set the world on fire with its relatively basic feature set, but should find a home among the clumsy and outdoorsy thanks to its ‘rugged’ design. Encased in durable materials that are completely sealed the phone is leak-proof, shock-resistant and dust sealed to protect its precious innards.
Underneath the rugged exterior lies a 2-megapixel camera, Nokia Maps (on an included 1GB microSD card), 20MB of onboard user memory, Bluetooth 2.1, media player, FM radio, web browser and LED flash/flashlight. The 3720 runs on the Series 40 OS and has a 2.2-inch QVGA display. The battery cover is locked with a screw to protect both the internal circuitry and the battery, which should provide up to an estimated seven hours of talk time or 18 hours standby.
Unlike a lot of rugged devices the 3720 is fairly compact and light, measuring 115 x 47 x 15.3 mm and weighing in at 94g. It supports triband GSM 900/1800/1900MHz and will be available in a range of colors.
The Nokia 3720 classic is expected to go on sale over the summer for approximately EUR€125 (approx. USD$174 at time of publication) before subsidies and taxes.