Just because you want a phone that can survive the elements and still work through the roughest of conditions does not mean that you have to carry around a giant rubberized monstrosity. The newly introduced Nokia 3720 Classic has been certified to tough it out with the best of them.
The Nokia 3720 Classic may look like any other number of budget-minded candybar style phones from Nokia, but it has received IP-54 certification for resistance to water, dust, and shock. Go ahead and use it by the pool, in the desert, or um, at the power plant.
The phone has been completely encased in durable materials, sealed away from the outside world as to protect the inner electronics. Even the battery cover is held in place with a screw, so bringing it to harsher work conditions should not be a cause for alarm.
Aside from its rugged and tough nature, the Nokia 3720 Classic also comes with an LED flashlight, 2.2-inch QVGA display, 2 megapixel camera, 20MB internal memory, microSD slot, and 2.5mm headphone jack. Look for it to sell for EUR 125 when it ships this summer. Choose generic gray or stand out with yellow.