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Rugged GSM 850 Cell Phone?

by soundgardner / November 29, 2008 8:05 AM PST

My cell phone has become an electronic swiss army knife that I use daily in my construction job. I need a sturdy unit that would do the following:

Good reception on ATT system
Decent camera
Vibrating ring option
Music/FM radio would be nice
Bluetooth stereo
Able to withstand rigors of a job site.

I trashed a Sony Ericsson w850i & my Nokia 3200 is wearing out and has few of the above features. I've been perusing the internet for too many hours with little luck.

Any suggestions?

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 30, 2008 3:33 AM PST

Look at the new Samsung Rugby handset sold by At&t. Currently it is the only rugged handset sold by At&t. Might suit your needs, not sure it meets all your requested features but worth looking into.

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Rugged GCM 850 Cell Phone?
by soundgardner / November 30, 2008 10:22 AM PST
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I was hoping to find one with a flashlight, its important. I'm afraid I'm searching for the holy grail right now. At least with ATT.

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by christopheran / June 24, 2010 8:38 AM PDT
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by birdmantd Forum moderator / June 24, 2010 9:10 AM PDT
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You felt it necessary to dig up a 2 year old thread to comment on??

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by christopheran / June 24, 2010 9:54 AM PDT
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Sorry, it was listed under 'More Discussions' on another thread, and I didn't notice the date.

Maybe cnet should not put old threads under 'more discussions' if comments on them are going to bother people?

I'll try to pay more attn to dates on threads as well.

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