Here’s something very interesting to me, a rugged smartphone with fairly decent specs. The old Samsung Rugby series of phones were rather plain and more of basic phones, but now they’re truly upgraded to an actual smartphone that can withstand dust, dirt, water, humidity and extreme temperatures.  The new Rugby Smart is running Android 2.3, has a 3.7” Super AMOLED screen with a 5mp rear camera with flash and even a 1.3mp front camera as well. Price will be $99.99, but you’ll need a new 2yr agreement and a data plan to go with it to get that price it seems. As mentioned above it’s coming out on March 4th and I think it might prove to be a very useful phone.

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The Samsung Rugby® Smart is a rugged, dustproof device designed to handle the elements with water resistance (submergible up to 1m for 30 minutes) and built to mil-std 810f  military spec standards**.The Android 2.3 smartphone features a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display and a 5MP camera with HD video recording***. It also supports 4G service, Wi-Fi®, corporate email and the full line of media including location, music and social networking services. From the work site to the camp site and beyond, Rugby Smart fulfills all your smartphone needs with the physical strength to handle whatever life throws at it.

Specifications

· Technology: GSM, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA+

· Operating System:  Android 2.3

· Display:  3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display

· External Memory: Supports up to 32GB via microSD™

· Internal Memory: 4GB

· Dimensions: 122.4mm x 65.9mm x 12.19mm

· Weight: 4.2 oz

· Camera: 5MP rear facing with flash and auto focus with HD 720p video capture; 1.3 MP front facing camera;

· Battery: 1650 mAh LiIon Poly

· Talk Time: Up to 8 hours

· Standby Time: Up to 16 days

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“The Samsung Rugby Smart is perfect for active customers who need another level of durability with their smartphone,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.  “It is water and dustproof and has all the features of a leading smartphone.”

“We continue to bring the highest quality devices – the Rugby Smart is the ultimate smartphone to withstand extreme conditions,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “AT&T customers are now able to stay connected with a durable smartphone while experiencing even the roughest environment.”

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

4G speeds not available everywhere.

** Meets US Mil-STD 810F for Dust, Humidity, Rain, Shock and Temperature. Waterproof against incidental exposure to water when all ports are tightly closed. NOT designed or intended for in water use. Submersible up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Waterproof based on IP67 rating.

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For more information, please visit www.samsung.com