I remember the Samsung Rugby, I reviewed it when it first came out.. not a bad little phone, but it got mixed reactions with he public, overall people seemed to like it, but of course there were a few that didn’t.. The Rugby II though looks better than the original, and features similar specs like the ability to withstand dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity and even solar radiation along with temperature extremes and high altitudes. it’s a phone for those of us that like to work and play hard… It will be available on June 6th for $129.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with new 2yr contract.
With advanced aGPS capabilities, users can stay on the right track. The Rugby II features AT&T Navigator, which offers voice-guided and visual turn-by-turn GPS driving directions with automatic reroute, full-color maps, and real-time traffic alerts, as well as AT&T Family Map, which gives families the ability to track a child’s location from a PC or cell phone and request location updates at any time. The Rugby II also includes access to aGPS applications, including Loopt, Trimble Outdoors, AllSport GPS and Where.
The Rugby II enables AT&T’s Mobile Resource Management applications, TeleNav Track(TM) and Xora GPS Timetrack from AT&T, and is great for transportation, distribution, construction, field service, maintenance, landscaping, and other businesses and government agencies looking to increase visibility of their field operations, monitor track location and activities of their employees, and improve responsiveness and productivity.
Rugby II is equipped with one of the world’s most intelligent voice processor from Audience to enhance voice and suppress noise for clear communications nearly anywhere. Like the human ear, the chip isolates your voice, and filters out all the unwanted background noise, for unsurpassed mobile call clarity without the noise from a busy street, loud public places, nearby conversations or even sirens going by.
The Samsung Rugby II also includes AT&T Video Share, Mobile Video and AT&T Mobile Music to keep you entertained on and off the job. Additional features of the Rugby II included a 2.0 megapixel camera with video recording, Bluetooth® technology and a microSD(TM) memory card slot.