Samsung Rugby Smart landing on AT&T soon: ruggedized, tough, waterproof
The Samsung Rugby Smart is finally making its entrance on AT&T after a couple of leaks here and there, and it’s every bit as exciting for lovers of tough gadgets as they’ve hoped for. The Rugby Smart is a ruggedized handset and it’s also waterproof, but don’t go scuba diving with it - it will only survive one hour of being submerged not deeper than in 3.3 feet (1 meter) of water.
The Samsung Rugby Smart meets 810F standards for toughness, which should guarantee it stands its ground in the toughest of conditions.
- 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen,
- 5MP rear facing autofocus camera with LED flash,
- 720p video recording,
- 1.3MP front-facing camera,
- 4GB of internal storage,
- 1,650mAh battery,
- 0.48” (12.19mm) thick,
- 4.2 ounces of weight.
Finally, the Samsung Rugby Smart release date is set for March 4th, so it’s going to hit AT&T stores pretty soon. The Rugby Smart price stands at $99 with a two-year contract.
+- Press Release
Samsung & AT&T deliver BRAINs AND Brawn
Waterproof and Dustproof Samsung Rugby(r) Smart Available Starting March 4
DALLAS, February 23, 2012 -
* On March 4, AT&T
begin selling the Samsung Rugby(r) Smart in company-owned retail stores and online.
The smartphone will be sold for $99.99 with a two-year commitment and monthly
minimum data plan.
* Samsung Rugby(r) Smart is dustproof, can be submerged in up to 1m of water
for 30 minutes, and can withstand extreme temperatures.**
* Runs on Android(tm) 2.3 with 4G capabilities and boasts a virtual QWERTY
keyboard, 3.7-inch Super AMOLED(tm) touchscreen display, 5MP camera and an
Samsung Rugby(r) Smart
The Samsung Rugby(r) 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(r), 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.
* 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(tm)
* 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
"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
Markets. "It is water and dustproof and has all the features of a leading
"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.
Limited-time offer. New two-year wireless agreement with qualifying voice and data
plan required. Terms of service may vary depending on your business agreement.
Wireless Service: Subject to Wireless Customer Agreement. Coverage and services not
available everywhere. Credit approval required. Activation Fee up to $36/line.
Geographic, usage and other terms, conditions and restrictions apply, and may result
in service termination. See store or visit att.com for complete details and coverage
maps. Data Requirements: See att.com/dataplans or
details and overage rates if you exceed your monthly data allowance. Access to
corporate email, company intranet sites and business applications requires a DataPro
Enterprise Plan Other Monthly Charges/line may include a Regulatory Cost Recovery
Charge (up to $1.25), a gross receipts surcharge, federal and state universal svc
charges, fees and charges for other gov't assessments. These are not taxes or gov't
req'd charges. Early Termination Fee (ETF): After 30 days, ETF up to $325 based on
device (details att.com/ equipmentETF). Restocking fee up to $35. Taxes and other
charges apply. Samsung, Super AMOLED and Rugby Smart are trademarks of Samsung
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