AT&T announces Samsung Rugby II

After more than a year and half, AT&T is announcing the Samsung Rugby successor. Again, we’re talking about a rugged clamshell that, thanks to the military standard MIL-STD-810G certification, is made to withstand dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and temperature extremes. In other words, the Rugby II is ideal for use in the toughest of environments.

Specs wise, the new phone comes with dual-band 7.2Mbps HSPA connectivity, quad-band GSM, 2-megapixel camera, aGPS, Push TO Talk (available for $5 per month on Nation Plan lines), Bluetooth, Audience-powered intelligent voice processor (for suppressing background noise) and a microSD memory card slot.

As for the services supported, Samsung’s baby can sing along AT&T Navigator, AT&T Video Share, Mobile Video and AT&T Mobile Music. Users can also install other GPS-enabled software such as Loopt, Trimble Outdoors and AllSport GPS.

Finally the pricing and availability – AT&T will start selling the Samsung Rugby II on June 6, when interested folks will be able to grab it for $129.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract.

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