Apparently rugged Android phones are all the rage right now. Three weeks ago, Nextel/Boost released the i1, a rugged push-to-talk phone. It has certifications claiming that you can drop it without much effect, get it all dusty, and even splash water on it.
There is a new game in town. A phone from Motorola, code-named Jordan, will be launching on T-Mobile in November. This one ups the ante a bit though. It is waterproof to ten meters or 33 feet! It also has an IP67 rating certification, which means it has super defenses against dust and corrosion.