Rugged Samsung Galaxy Rugby lands in Canada

Samsung Galaxy RugbySamsung Canada this week announced the launch of the Galaxy Rugby. As the name implies, this is a rugged device designed for more punishment than traditional smartphones. It is dustproof and waterproof.

“The Samsung Galaxy Rugby is the ultimate smartphone to withstand the elements. Perfect for active customers who need to stay connected on the job, this smartphone can survive the harshest Canadian weather,” said Paul Brannen, vice president, mobile communications, Samsung Electronics Canada. “We are passionate about delivering quality devices to the market and the Galaxy Rugby is an exciting new addition to the Galaxy family of smartphones.”

Samsung Galaxy Rugby specifications:

  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3
  • Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GSM/EDGE/GPRS and dual-band HSPA
  • Other connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Display: 3.65-inch HVGA AMOLED Plus with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory:
  • Storage: 150MB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 3MP with flash
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Connectors: Micro-USB
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: : 121.5 x 65.9 x 11.9 millimeters / 135 grams

The Samsung Galaxy Rugby will be available from Bell, Rogers (starting at CA$49.99 with a three-year contract) and SaskTel (starting at CA$79.99 with a three-year contract).

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