Background and Identification
Caterpillar Inc., usually shortened to CAT, is a corporation that sells mainly machinery, engines, and insurance. However, they also sell several different lines of ‘rugged’ cell phones, including smartphones and mobile phones. Rugged phones are known for being durable, and are intended to hold up well under water, dust, impacts, and other harm. These types of phones also usually tend to include larger, long-lasting batteries. For these reasons, they are popular with construction workers, campers and hikers, and other consumers who want a phone that can withstand harsh conditions.
Caterpillar phones have several unique features besides water- and dust-proofing and a sturdy casing to protect against dropping. The CAT S61 is a model equipped with thermal imaging software, which can be used to spot areas of heat loss or overheating circuitry. It also has a laser-based measuring tool and an air quality monitor. These tools are intended to make CAT phones very useful for professionals who want a phone that can help them with their job without them needing to worry about it breaking or malfunctioning.
All models of CAT phones can be identified by the CAT logo, usually on the back of the phone, and the rounded corners of the casing.