I’m too sexy for my phone, too sexy for my phone… Well, that just may be what users of the new un-sexy Samsung Rugby may be singing. But, too sexy for their phone or not, their phone will probably have no problem being able to hold up their end of the relationship.
The recently released Rugby, with its clamshell handset, is the first military-spec phone from AT&T. It complies with Military Standard MI-SID-810F (dust, shock vibration, rain, humidity and solar radiation proof, as well as the ability to hold its own at altitude and temperature extremes). It comes equipped with Push-to-talk, an Integrated aGPS, Quad-band UMTS and HSDPA, Bluetooth connectivity, One-way Video Share calling, a 2″ display, 1.3 megapixel camera, and 128MB internal memory.
Feedback I’ve found out there by actual users of the phone has been pretty positive so far. Garyt on Mobiledia says that “I like a big phone and this is a very nice size. Good price. Easy to use menus, really like the pop up feature. Very good reception and clarity, Bluetooth V2 is excellent. 3 G connectivity is very fast. The main screen could be a lot larger, [but] there is plenty of room..”
Price tag for the Rugby is $280 for the stand-alone, although if you want to promise to love, cherish, and obey AT&T for the next two years (i.e. .make a 2 year commitment to them), you get $100 bucks knocked off the price. AT&T is also offering small business owners the opportunity to activate five lines or more at a price of $79.99 per line. You get to pick from black, yellow or deep burgundy. I’m a bit surprised; I would have thought with a name like that, they would have offered it in camo as well.
Product Page: [ATTWireless]