AT&T's rough 'n' tumble "Rugby" team gets another player in the Samsung Rugby III, a durable flip phone that will feature AT&T's enhanced push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities.
Starting December 14, the Rugby III costs $99.99 with a two-year contract, but free for organizations with an AT&T business account. Preorders begin November 30.
Intended to be a simple, sturdy handset, the Rugby III keeps features simple. It sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 3-megapixel camera, and a PTT convenience button for easy access, walkie-talkie style. The phone also includes access to AT&T Navigator (with a monthly subscription) and can support corporate management apps for the field.
Most importantly, perhaps, the Rugby III follows its tough-stuff cousins in meeting military specifications (810G) for waterproofing, dust proofing, and shock resistance.