元器件交易网讯 16日消息，诺基亚前顾问海基·撒拉亚维（Heikki Sarajarvi）在2010年为期三个月的航海之旅中，他的第三个智能手机坏掉了，他做出决定要生产具有适航性的手机。
宝马集团旗下的设计公司董事长Laurenz Schaffer说：“双重性是设计的关键特性，它可以追溯到诺基亚5100系列。 新手机必须支持极端和有效的户外生活方式，并适用于常务会议。”（元器件交易网郭路平 译）
Former Nokia Workers Aim to Make Android Seaworthy With Rugged New Phone
After seeing his third smartphone die during a three-month sailing trip in 2010, Heikki Sarajarvi decided that there had to be a better approach.
Adaia BMW Group Designworks USA
“I was so fed up,” Sarajarvi said. “I can"t be the only one who is destroying these smartphones doing completely normal things.”
He talked to other sailors and found that they were having similar issues. It wasn"t even about getting the phone wet, he said. Salty sea spray alone was ruining the phones.
So the ship builder and onetime Nokia consultant connected with some other workers at the Finnish cellphone company and set up his own company, Adaia. Of the company"s 16 employees, about half are former Nokia workers.
After two years of toiling, the company has a working prototype for its first product —a rugged Android phone with both cellular and satellite connectivity for texting and email — and for summoning help in an emergency.
Adaia"s phone won"t be out until next year, and it probably won"t be cheap. Sarajarvi said it will cost more than a high-end smartphone, but less than the four cellphones he had to buy.
Adaia partnered with BMW Group"s DesignworksUSA on the design, inspired by a topographical map.
“Dualism is the key characteristic of the design,” said Laurenz Schaffer, the president of the BMW Group-owned design firm, which has worked on phones dating back to the Nokia 5100 series. “It had to support an extreme, active lifestyle in the outdoors, as well as be appropriate to use in an executive meeting.”