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Samsung's Rugged A657 Pushes PTT on AT&T

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Apr 10, 2009, 9:21 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Apr 10, 2009, 9:37 AM

Today Samsung and AT&T announced the the a657 ruggedized phone, which features push-to-talk, a flashlight, and MIL-SPEC certification for protection against dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity, radiation and extreme hot/cold temperatures. The a657 is a mono-block style phone with quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band 850/900 HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, and GPS radios on board. It also supports microSD cards up to 8GB. It supports Java applications and many of AT&T's services. It is available via AT&T's business web site.

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Apr 10, 2009, 1:24 PM


Finally a phone with radiation protection!
Now I can tell all those who say 'cell phones cause cancer' to shove it!

And just maybe my phone will work in the microwave, or after the Apocalypse, the possibilities are endless.

Sweet radiation protected phone, your my friend.
Mmmm - I'm sure you already know this, but isn't the "radiation" rating related to solar radiation hitting the phone if you leave it out in the sun?
Why does'nt your group start a chatroom for losers? Mom's basement needs a cleaning. Laughing

Apr 11, 2009, 2:35 PM

But does it have quarter-second PTT setup time?

Nope, more like 5 seconds to initiate a PTT call. "Look out! That crance is falling on your head!" Oops, too late...

Serious PTT users will always have Nextel for real, fast PTT. Even the Sprint Qchat phones are sub 1 second setup time.

Apr 10, 2009, 5:35 PM


Is it cause its thick? Or are we not using "Bar" or "Candy bar" anymore?
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