Samsung Rugby from AT&T is a work horse style flip phone with numerous features and lots of ruggedness to go with it. It is also known as SGH-a837 and is designed with workers in mind:
“As AT&T’s best-in-class rugged device, only Rugby brings users like construction foremen and landscape designers the ability to share live video from one phone to another,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Business Marketing and Operations for AT&T’s wireless operations. “Employees can literally see more than one work site at one time.”
The ruggedized clamshell phone supports PTT and various 3G services. Some of the highlights include video sharing as we quoted above, 1.3MP camera, GPS navigation, audio player, stereo Bluetooth, memory card slot, and HSDPA connectivity.
In case you’re wondering what ruggedized really is, let us explain: Samsung Rugby is certified to military standard MIL-STD-810F (yes, there is a MILF in there) to withstand dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and temperature extremes.
We’re not sure what kind of hardware is providing the GPS capabilities but as far as features and LBS you’re looking at:
- Turn-by-turn voice and on-screen directions
- automatically reroute if you miss a turn
- Monitor traffic and receive incident alerts
- Find the closest restaurant, ATM, gas station or Wi-Fi hotspot instantly
Samsung Rugby will cost you $130 with a two year contract (after $50 rebate) or $280 without any commitment.