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Samsung Rugby III for AT&T is announced offering military-grade durability and Enhanced PTT service

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Samsung Rugby III for AT&T is announced offering military-grade durability and Enhanced PTT service
Samsung Rugby III for AT&T is announced offering military-grade durability and Enhanced PTT service
Stand back, kids, and hide away those fancy-pants smartphones of yours. The Samsung Rugby III has just been announced, offering military-grade resilience to the elements paired with Enhanced PTT service from AT&T. The fifth-gen Rugby series phone can survive all kinds of torture, including drops and shock, all the while being highly resistant to water and dust damage.

Flip the Samsung Rugby III open and you'll be greeted by a 2.4-inch QVGA display. There is a 3-megapixel camera on its back side, and a GPS radio can navigate your way around with the help of AT&T Navigator. There is a dedicated PTT button on the handset's side for convenience.

The Samsung Rugby III will be available on December 14, priced at $99.99. Organizations, however, can pick up the device for free by signing up for a two-year Enhanced PTT contract. Pre-orders for the Rugby III will be open to business customers starting November 30. Check out the press release below for further information.

source: AT&T

Press Release

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posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:48 5

1. lee480 (Posts: 176; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


At least it's more awesome than the iPhone.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:54

2. -box- (Posts: 3823; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


About time. The Rugby2 has been long-in-the-tooth for the last 2 years.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 10:01

3. zvioocge (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


military's must have that phone :D

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 10:11

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Military is moving to smartphones (Android seems to have more interest from U.S. military community). I suspect the new Rugby will see more use in construction job sites.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 14:03 1

5. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


$99.99 for any on contract flip phone is ridiculous.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 15:42

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Meh. Job sites with harsh environments are natural users for the Rugby. Construction and warehouses immediately come to mind. There is no way a smartphone will survive one week in those places. $99 is probably the number that will get those customers to upgrade.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 20:40

7. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Don't forget it is a MILITARY Standard phone..., which means Extremely high durability, that means 100x stronger than standard flip phones.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 20:49

8. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


i WOULD go for the Casio Military android smartphone instead...

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