Samsung Mobile and ATT today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Rugby II, the next generation Push to Talk device with a durable, military-grade design that can stand up to the harshest of elements. The Rugby II features improved noise suppression and an external speaker making it easier to communicate regardless of the environment. In addition, the Rugby II is also certified to military standard MIL-STD-810G. The Samsung Rugby II will be available on June 6 for $129.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. More info:
The Rugby II, available in a grey, rugged clamshell design, features improved noise suppression and an external speaker making it easier to communicate regardless of the environment. In addition, the Rugby II is also certified to military standard MIL-STD-810G to withstand dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and temperature extremes, ideal for use even in the toughest of environments.
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 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.
In addition to a robust design, the Rugby II includes large external speakers, which allow for ease of use with AT&T's Push to Talk service , which covers 97% of the U.S. population. Push to Talk gives customers the ability to pull an entire work group into a wireless call from a PTT session and the ability to set one's own status to available, unavailable, do not disturb and more. Push to Talk is available to AT&T customers for just $5 per month on Nation Plan lines.
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 memory card slot. The Rugby II also includes dual-band 3G connectivity and quad-band GSM technology, which allows AT&T customers to make calls in more than 220 countries and download data in more than 195.
Tri-Band: HSDPA (UMTS) 850/1900/2100MHz
? Dimensions: 4.01? x 2.05? x 0.86?
? Weight: 3.52 ounces
? Display: 2.2? 256K Color
? Charging Time: 3 Hours
? Battery: 1300mAh
? Talk Time: At least 3 Hours
Standby Time: At least 250Hours
? Security: Call Restriction
? Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, HSP mono headset, SPP serial port, DUN dial-up networking profile, OPP Object Push profile, FTP File Transfer Profile, and the Basic Printing Profile
? Audio File Formats: Supports MP3, AAC, etc.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Rugby II will be available on June 6 at AT&T retail locations nationwide or at http://www.att.com/wireless for $129.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. (Pay $179.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $50 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement required.)
For more information on the Samsung Rugby II, visit www.att.com/SamsungRugbyII
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