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

0. phoneArena 29 Nov 2012, 09:34 posted on

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...

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posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:48 5

1. lee480 (Posts: 177; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


At least it's more awesome than the iPhone.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:54

2. -box- (Posts: 3858; 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: 5920; 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: 5920; 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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