Sonim Technologies

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Sonim Technologies, Inc.
Industry Telecommunications
Founded August 5, 1999
Headquarters 1825 S. Grant St. Suite 200, San Mateo, California, United States
Area served
Key people
Bob Plaschke (CEO)[1]
Products Rugged mobile phones
Number of employees
400 (2014)

Sonim Technologies, Inc. is an American company headquartered in San Mateo, California, USA, which manufactures ultra-rugged mobile phones and offers mobile solutions to enterprise businesses. Sonim currently employs over 400 people worldwide, across 4 locations including Bangalore, India; Beijing, China; and Shenzhen, China.


Sonim Technologies is a provider of ultra-rugged mobile solutions for workers in challenging outdoor and industrial environments. The company offers a complete suite of rugged mobile devices, enterprise grade accessories, and workforce management applications including Push-to-Talk, lone worker safety, and proof-of-activity services. All devices are backed by an industry leading 3-Year comprehensive warranty and are currently available globally throughout North America and Europe. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has global offices in India and China.


Sonim offers a line of 15 ultra-rugged devices, enterprise grade accessories, and workforce management applications, including Push-to-Talk (PTT), lone worker safety, and proof-of-activity services. The company also offers a line of certified Intrinsically Safe devices, specially manufactured for the oil and gas industries. These phones are engineered to never produce sparks or high temperatures even under fault or extreme conditions. Sonim phones are built with 12 rugged performance standards, including IP-68 water submersible, dustproof, shockproof and backed by an industry leading 3-year comprehensive warranty. All products available can found on their website. Sonim's current line of products include:

Sonim Rugged Smart Phones[edit]

  • XP7
  • XP6

Sonim Rugged Feature Phones[edit]

  • XP5560 Bolt 2
  • XP5560 Bolt 2 IS
  • Enduro
  • XP1520 Bolt SL
  • XP Strike
  • XP Strike IS
  • XP3405 Shield


  • World's Toughest Phone, Guinness Book of World Records, 2011
  • Voted Emerging Star at TiEcon, 2005
  • Awarded Best-in-Show at 3GSM World Congress, 2004
  • Voted Investor's Choice at Wireless Ventures, 2004
  • Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum, 2004
  • FierceWireless The Fiercest 15: Top 15 Wireless Startups, 2003


In reply to the claim of being world's toughest phone, the Sonim XP3300 Force was subjected to the Blendtec viral marketing campaign Will It Blend?, in which various products are -in general- completely demolished by a Blendtec blender. The phone survived fairly well: the rubber casing was blended and extensive cosmetic damage was done, but the general structure was still intact.[2]


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