AT&T and NEC Introduce Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Designed for Hard Work, Real
NEC Terrain Available Through AT&T Business Solutions Channels, Delivers
Dedicated Enhanced Push-to-Talk and QWERTY Keyboard
DALLAS, June 19, 2013
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
"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 constructthat 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.
oThe dedicated Enhanced PTT key means immediate communication when it
counts most without cumbersome menus or the need to change applications.
oSpeedy 4G LTE connectivity makes it simple to pull up plans, records or
email from virtually anywhere.
oWi-Fi availability giving U.S.-based customers improved in-building
coverage and access to the service via compatible Wi-Fi networks.
oA dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4 processor and Android 4.0 makes
multitasking simple and easy.
oearSmart™ technology by Audience and NEC Terrain's dual speakers ensure
communication is heard loud and clear with echo cancellation and noise
oPhysical 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.
o5 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera.
oUp 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.
To learn more about AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk, visit http://www.att.com/EPTT.
More information about NEC Terrain and NEC can be found at:
*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
****A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See
www.attwifi.comfor 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
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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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Contact: Stacey Harth, AT&T Corporate Communications, 404-986-1833,
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Frank.Puglia@NECAM.com; or Drew R. Crowell, GolinHarris for NEC, 972.341.2581,
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