Though the name Caterpillar or CAT likely conjures up images of their heavy equipment, the company has developed a new phone, the S50, that was made specifically for construction workers. The phone, which is as of this writing exclusively for the Verizon network, provides protection against drops, water, dust, extreme temperatures, humidity, thermal shocks, vibration and salt mist, says the company.

The most impressive of its features might be the 4.7-inch HD Gorilla Glass scratch-resistant display which is fully operational while wearing gloves up to 4mm thick, with wet hands and even in the rain or snow.

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