Motorola i356IS Won't Blow Up Gas Stations, Sadly

According to Motorola-and contrary to the cellphone now in your pants-their new i356IS won't blow up gas stations or ignite fuel, sadly getting rid of the last bit of fun left in Motorola handsets.

Apart from being rugged against water, shock, dust, immersion, vibration, salt, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and temperature according to military 810F standards, the "Intrinsically Safe" Motorola i356IS is designed to avoid releasing electrical or thermal energy capable of igniting fuel or explosives.

The push-to-talk phone can send an emergency tone to 20 other Nextel Direct Connect subscribers. [Mobiledia via CNET]