AT&T and Samsung Mobile have announced the availability of a new rugged handset targeted at the mobile workforce.
The GPS-enabled Samsung Rugby includes video share, email, and push-to-talk that will be possible on its 3G network covering 320 major metropolitan areas across the US. It said it also offers enterprise paging that allows a centralized dispatch system administrator to build customized group distribution lists of workers in the field and send group notifications via text messaging.
The handset is certified to military standard MIL-STD-810F to withstand dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and temperature extremes, and it features a rubberized and metal casing that is easy to grip.
Samsung Rugby will be available for $129.99, and for a limited time small business customers can activate five lines or more at a price of $79.99 on each device.