Are you looking for a highly ruggedized QWERTY keyboard phone in a candybar form factor that runs a version of Android which was released almost two years ago? Of course you are! And that's exactly why A&T and NEC have announced the Terrain, so that when you get fed up with Android 4.0, you can throw it at a wall with complete and utter confidence. And type frustrated emails really, really quickly.

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The Terrain packs a 3.1" 'high-resolution' display. What exactly constitutes high resolution, I'm not sure. Luckily, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor does mean this phone probably won't run outright badly, and AT&T LTE - where available - should keep the network experience speedy. Don't expect much in the way of photo performance, though: the Terrain manages a measly 5MP rear sensor, and a 0.3MP front shooter suitable only for video calls of 2007 quality.

8GB of internal memory and AT&T's Enhanced Push To Talk functionality round out the specifications, but the Terrain's real selling point is its ruggedness. The Terrain is waterproof to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes assuming all ports are closed (IP67), and dustproof, rainproof, shockproof, and pressure, humidity, and extreme temperature resistant to US Mil-STD 810G specifications... whatever those are.

The Terrain will go on sale at this URL on June 21st for $99 on contract.