AT&T goes rugged

The Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 is a new rugged phone for AT&T.

The Samsung Rugby should be able to take a few blows. AT&T

AT&T is hoping to cash in on the rugged cell phone market with its new Samsung SGH-A837. Sporting a flip design with rubber sidings, the handset is certified for military specifications for dust, shock vibrations, rain, humidity, solar radiation, and altitude and temperature extremes.

Also called the Rugby, presumably because it could take a few tackles, the SGH-A837 offers a midrange feature set. Inside you'll find e-mail and messaging, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a music player, 3G, Cellular Video, e-mail, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, personal organizer features, and support for AT&T's push-to-talk network. The Rugby is $279 if you pay full price but you can get it for a more affordable $129 with a two-year service contract.

(Thanks Phonescoop)

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