AT&T on Thursday announced the upcoming launch of the Samsung Rugby Smart. The Rugby Smart is a waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof Android smartphone designed for users who need a durable device that doesn’t compromise functionality (or look like a space-age phaser). Spec highlights include a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1,650 mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. “The Samsung Rugby Smart is perfect for active customers who need another level of durability with their smartphone,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, in a statement. “It is water and dustproof and has all the features of a leading smartphone.” AT&T’s full press release follows below along with a video showcasing the device’s rugged build quality. More →
In addition to news that AT&T is planning to launch the Nokia Lumia 900 at an earth-shattering sub-$100 price point, we have street dates for another highly anticipated smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note, along with two unannounced Android devices AT&T is currently prepping. AT&T’s phablet is set to hit store shelves on February 18th for $299.99. The Samsung Rugby Smart, which appears to be a entry-level Android smartphone with HSPA+, and the AT&T Fusion will both launch on February 18th as well for $99.99 and $124.99, respectively. The nation’s No.2 carrier has a big first quarter planned, and while Nokia’s Lumia 900 is shaping up to be the star of the show, Android fans will still have plenty of new options over the next few months.