Samsung's Convoy goes rugged

Verizon's new Samsung Convoy offers a durable design and midrange features.

Samsung Convoy Verizon Wireless

Verizon isn't just about smartphones today. The country's largest carrier also unveiled the Samsung Convoy. Clad in a tough shell with rubber sidings, the Convoy is certified to meet the usual military specifications for vibration, humidity, temperature extreme, dust, shock, solar radiation, and altitude. On the front flap of the charcoal gray flip phone you'll find a speaker, camera lens, external display, and the dedicated music controls.

Feature are solidly midrange. You get Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, messaging, a personal organizer, support for Verizon's push-to-talk network, a speakerphone, messaging, and GPS with access to VZ Navigator. Verizon is also promising "extended battery life," but we don't yet know exactly what that will be.

The Convoy will be available November 15 for $49.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate.

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