Flip phones aren't dead yet: meet the Samsung Rugby 4, launching on AT&T this week
Like its predecessor, the Samsung Rugby 4 (pictured on the left) is a rugged push-to-talk phone. It’s the first in the series to offer Wi-Fi connectivity, and will be sold for $269.99 off-contract, $99.99 with a two-year agreement, or just $0.99 (for business customers who choose an AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk rate plan).
The Rugby 4 is dust- and water-resistant (IP67), while also meeting the MIL-STD-810G standard for shock, vibration, temperature, low pressure, high-altitude, and other environmental conditions. AT&T didn’t reveal all the features of the Rugby 4, but we know that the phone comes with an enhanced speakerphone, built-in compass, and turn by turn navigation (requires subscription to AT&T Navigator). You can see the Samsung Rugby 4 in action in the (very short) video that’s embedded below: