AT&T Starts Round II with Samsung's Rugby Phone
Today AT&T announced via its Facebook page the new Samsung Rugby II. The phone is a ruggedized flip phone that meets MIL-STD-810G for durability, including protection from vibration, shock, moisture and dust. According to Samsung, the Rubgy II has a better speakerphone and now has improved noise suppression. Other features of the Rugby II include a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth, support for 32GB microSD cards, push-to-talk, and tri-band 850/1900/2100MHz HSDPA/UMTS 3G radios. The Rugby II will be available starting June 6 for $129.99 after $50 mail-in rebate.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Built for the Adventurous and the Accident-Prone
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 Active, a semi-rugged version of its S7 flagship smartphone. The Active has a sturdier metal frame with rubber-coated corners to help protect it.
Verizon Now Selling the Samsung Convoy 4
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Convoy 4 to its roster of simple flip phones. The Convoy 4 makes improvements over the previous generation device by adding GSM roaming capabilities and resistance to water.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Boasts Tougher, Less-Refined Design
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the S8 that will initially be sold by AT&T. The phone does away with the attractive, curved design of the S8 in favor of a more rugged metal frame with bumpers that are able to withstand drops up to 5 feet.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
HP Debuts Windows 10-Based Elite x3
HP today announced the Elite x3, a Windows 10 Mobile handset that can take advantage of Continuum to stand in as a laptop or desktop computer. It is a ruggedized handset that meets mil-spec 810G for protection against abuse and IP67 for protection from water and dust.
If they used padding with Rugby...
Good to see