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If it doesn't have to be tough you might look at a Samsung galaxy note 2 with a good case and Bluetooth headset. The phone is big enough that the tablet isn't really needed.

If your by wifi at work and at home I'm not sure how much you would actually tether a tablet. Mines only follows me into places that have wifi (school, coffee shop, job, etc.)

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If your by wifi at work and at home I'm not sure how much you would actually tether a tablet. Mines only follows me into places that have wifi (school, coffee shop, job, etc.)

I'll have my phone with me ALL the time, which is why I want it tough, light, and simple. When I'm at work and home (which is the vast majority of the time), it won't be tethered to the phone. But I need a phone that can tether for those times when I'm out in the field.

But I really do want the phone to be ruggedized. I'm tired of having to treat my phone with kid gloves, especially if I'm literally out on the road ... doing 80mph in the heat or 60 in a rain storm on my Harley or at Sturgis or even just camping 2 hours from home.
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I'll have my phone with me ALL the time, which is why I want it tough, light, and simple. When I'm at work and home (which is the vast majority of the time), it won't be tethered to the phone. But I need a phone that can tether for those times when I'm out in the field.
But I really do want the phone to be ruggedized. I'm tired of having to treat my phone with kid gloves, especially if I'm literally out on the road ... doing 80mph in the heat or 60 in a rain storm on my Harley or at Sturgis or even just camping 2 hours from home.

I really do hope we get some more options for these types of phones. I'm betting a lot of athletes want the same. I hate leaving my phone behind when I do sports and sometimes we at it for 5 hours plus without my phone but what choice do I have? It is too fragile and too big if in a super protective case to be of use.

Tough and lite is the goal of everything. The real question is how much of one are we willing to give for the other. Looks like the market is heading towards lightness over toughness so that is what are techs are working on. That being said I've dropped my GS2 many times, I have insurance and don't baby it. Believe it or not, it still looks as good as it did when it came out the box. Not a single scratch or scuff on it in over a year and I haven't been nice to it.
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