Nokia Astound/C7 Gorilla Glass Survives After Being Run Over By a 4 Ton Bus [Video]

I have used several Nokia phones in the past few years and one of the things that I love about them is they are rough and tough phones which do not break as easily as other devices.

Nokia Astound

I have practically dropped my Nokia N95 hundreds of times including on concrete. Thankfully, I just had to put the battery back in and things worked as usual.

Nokia Astound or Nokia C7 as many people know it is a new mobile phone which launched on T-Mobile in the US. The phone will be selling for  $79.99 and is definitely worth the money.

What is more worth it is the new Gorilla Glass display which is part of the new Nokia devices. The display is dubbed such because it is tough and almost unbreakable. The Folks at Nokia and WOM World wanted to prove how tough this glass was, and tested it out by running the Nokia Astound over by a 4 Ton bus at the CTIA 2011.

So do you think that the phone will break into pieces? Well, you are wrong. The Nokia Astound survived the bus and worked as if nothing ever happened. Check out a video of the Nokia Astound surviving a 4 Ton bus and making it out without problems after the break.

Nokia Astound Hands-On Pics

Nokia recently announced the Symbian^3 powered Nokia Astound smartphone. This handset is basically the Nokia C7 with T-Mobile branding. Nokia Astound has the the same 3.5 inch AMOLED display, 680MHz ARM11 processor, 8 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 32GB expandable memory and so on. This handset will be available from April 6th for $79.99 with a two-years service agreement. Until then, check out our exclusive hands-on pics of the Nokia Astound, after the break.

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nokia astound  hands on

nokia astound  hands on

nokia astound  hands on

nokia astound  hands on

Nokia Announces The Symbian Powered Astound For T-Mobile USA

Nokia recently announced the Symbian powered Nokia Astound smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of T-Mobile. Nokia Astound is basically the Nokia C7 with T-Mobile branding. This handset comes with a 3.5 inch AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, front facing VGA camera for video calling, 32 GB expandable memory and more. This handset allows you to access thousands of free and paid apps from the Nokia’s Ovi Store.

nokia astound

“As millions more consumers make the switch to smartphones, Nokia is proud to offer an alternative that is not only easy and fun to use, but is also very sexy and sleek, unlike anything in its price point,” said Mark Slater, vice president of sales, Nokia. “With a user experience rounded out by Nokia’s Ovi services, including Maps and Store, consumers will be delighted to discover Nokia’s premium design quality with no compromises on services and apps, made affordable with T-Mobile.”

Nokia C7 comes with aa 3.5 inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 360 × 640 pixels resolution, 680MHz ARM11 processor, Symbian^3 operating system, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 3G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash with HD (720p) video recording, 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio, A-GPS, 256MB RAM, 1GB ROM, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, up to 27 days stand-by time, up to 9.5 hours talk time and 1200 mAh battery.

The Nokia Astound comes pre-loaded with for the entire U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. This handset also provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation in more than 100 countries. Nokia Astound will be available for purchase from April 6th. This handset comes with a price tag of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card with a two-year service agreement.