AT&T announces three new Samsung devices and the Son of phablet
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro is waterproof for 30 minutes in up to three feet of water. That allows you to drop in the toilet, think about if for a few minutes, fish it out and still use it. The phone also is dustproof and shock resistant. And since it's perfect for construction workers, it's no surprise that the phone will support AT&T's new enhanced PTT service which starts in November. The Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro features a 4 inch WVGA screen and a 5MP rear-facing camera. Also joining the AT&T line up is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). This tablet has a 10.1 inch screen with several Samsung apps pre-loaded such as Media Hub and Smart Remote. There is also a 7000mAh battery inside to power the tablet.
But the big news is the announcement that the sequel to the Samsung GALAXY Note has officially been introduced by the nation's second largest carrier. With its larger 5.5 inch screen, faster processor and new features like PopUp Video and enhancements to the S Pen, the Son of phablet outdoes the original model in many areas of performance including battery life. Android 4.1 is pre-installed on the model. The Samsung GALAXY Note II is expected to sell 20 million units in the next year, according to Samsung's J.K. Shin.
AT&T didn't release pricing or availability for the new devices, so we will leave it up to them to pass that news around when they are ready.
AMERICA, LLC (SAMSUNG MOBILE)1 ANNOUNCED THREE NEW 4G LTE ANDROID(tm)
SMARTPHONES- GALAXY EXPRESS(tm), GALAXY RUGBY PRO(tm) AND THE GALAXY
NOTE(R) II - AND ONE NEW 4G LTE ANDROID TABLET, GALAXY TAB(R) 2 (10.1),
AVAILABLE IN THE COMING MONTHS.
SAMSUNG GALAXY EXPRESS
First-time smartphone users will find their perfect match with the
Samsung Galaxy Express, a 4G LTE smartphone  that combines high
performance features at a great price. Galaxy Express runs Android 4.0
(Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports a clear and bright 4.5-inch Super
AMOLED(tm) Plus screen. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2000 mAh
battery helps users stay productive throughout the day; while the
5-megapixel rear facing camera lets you capture and share images easily
through text messages, email and social networks.
SAMSUNG GALAXY RUGBY PRO
An ideal mix of brains and brawn, the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro gives
customers with active lifestyles access to a 4G LTE smartphone that can
handle whatever life throws at it. The Rugby Pro is built to military
specifications (810g specifications) and is waterproof**, shock
resistant and dust proof. It features a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED
display and a 5-megapixel rear facing camera that lets you record HD
video in 720p. Business customers can rest assured that in addition to
being protected from every day wear and tear, Rugby Pro also comes with
full device encryption and EAS corporate email support. The device
will have access to Enhanced Push-to-Talk functionality upon launch of
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE II
Announced earlier this month, Samsung Galaxy Note II continues to
expand the popular category created by the Galaxy Note with improved
battery life, a thinner and narrower design and enhancements to the S
Pen(tm). Arriving later this year running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean),
Galaxy Note II with 4G LTE combines the productivity of a tablet with
the convenience of a smartphone and the S Pen features you need to
unleash your creativity in a single device. With a 5.5-inch HD Super
AMOLED(tm) display and 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos(tm) processor with
integrated graphics processing unit (GPU), the Galaxy Note II provides
PC-like processing power and advanced features like Popup Video, new
Gallery views and great gaming performance in a truly pocketable
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2 10.1"
This 4G LTE Android 4.0 tablet delivers entertainment and productivity
to fit your whole life. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1" offers a 10.1-inch display
and premium entertainment options including Media Hub, Smart Remote and
AllShare(R) Play. Features like on-device encryption and VPN access
ensure your tablet is secure for business use. The 7000 mAh battery
allows you to stay connected throughout the day.
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network***,
covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks  that work
together for customers, LTE and HSPA+  with enhanced backhaul. That
means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and
consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and
out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their
LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
All of these devices will be available from AT&T in the coming months.
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North America Handset Vendor Marketshare, Q2 2012. Samsung Electronics
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intended for in water use. Submersible up to 1 meter for up to 30
minutes. Waterproof based on IP57 rating.
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1. -box- posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:30 7
Good to know.
Jelly Bean-installed-standard phones are finally starting to hit the market!
2. sarb009 posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:31 1
But if i would have rugby pro and it falls in toilet i wont just take it out snd use it first i'll wash it with a lot of soap, detergent or whatever i'ld have at that moment.
3. droiddomination posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:45 4
i would just leave the rugby in the toilet, and go buy a 920 or maybe the note 2 or son of a byeatch.. what ever it is called.
7. sarb009 posted on 28 Sep 2012, 16:28 1
u can leave the rugby in the toilet BUT when it will stuck there what will u use as ur toilet lumia 920 or note 2 ?
4. Jeradiah3 posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:50 2
"The Samsung GALAXY Note II is expected to sell 20 million units in the next year" i dont that it'll take a year to sell 20 million Galaxy Note II phones.............id give it 8-10 months depending on the carrier
Verizon and Sprint may end up selling the hell out of those phones while AT&T will keep their part of the bargain. Of the 5 carriers that will sell this phone, US Cellular may sell the least, but for them it'll be a major upgrade than what they had in the past (not including the S3)
5. ElektronicGeek91 posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:54 1
Samsung ain't playing.. That's another thing Samsung can do is come out with a variety of devices that can target a specific type of person unlike Apple only having one device and its either you like it or don't like it . Aha
6. PAPINYC posted on 28 Sep 2012, 16:03 4
Even if "they" don't like it "they" will say "they like it" no matter how baaa-haaa-aaaaa-aaaaaad it is. Then, "they" will defend it until the next one comes out; when, all of a sudden, "their" new features (available on Android three years before) are a MUST HAVE. So, "they" stand on-line again (in the rain, hot or freezing, doesn't matter).
13. ElektronicGeek91 posted on 28 Sep 2012, 18:53 2
You have a point there lol... Apple is just overrated, all their phones are the same and if you don't know that by now your not a real Apple fanboy aha...Samsung all the way.
8. Angkor posted on 28 Sep 2012, 17:11 1
Samsung phones are for all human kind rich or poor, not like rotten Apple focusing on sucking money from people $300 in profit per phone is very outrageous.
9. InspectorGadget80 posted on 28 Sep 2012, 17:24 1
At least AT&T is getting some more goodies from Samsung. Just wish they would of gotton the XPERIA U AND XPERIA V the RUGGED SEXY DESIGN phone from SONY. But i'm trying to hold off for the GS NOTE II or XPERIA T
10. Nadr1212 posted on 28 Sep 2012, 17:38 0
Oh my flow, oh my flog oh my flow (high, excited voice), this is gigantical for AT&T!!!
p.s. does any 1 know what AT&T stand for???
12. richardyarrell2011 (banned) posted on 28 Sep 2012, 18:46 0
Glad for At&t but not what we want to here. Hopefully T-mobile can do better and give an exact date on Oct 24th. This announcement by At&t adds up to nothing truthfully we already know they will be carrying the Galaxy Note 2 just like everybody else..
14. KickRocks posted on 28 Sep 2012, 18:57 0
One step close to dumping sprint to get my note 2 on At&t. Now just give me a price and release date so you can take my money!!!
16. loken posted on 29 Sep 2012, 00:31 0
xperia v is a better water resistant phone.. ip5x/7 cert
17. iami67 posted on 29 Sep 2012, 13:34 0
Its annoying when companies launch phone for only one carrier. Kinda dumb on there part to i would think. I know this rugby would be great on vzw a lot of people want android and only comp for this phone would be the outdated cammando.