Outlast the Elements with the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Smartphones

Apr 19, 2012, 13:34 ET from Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

Built for strength and durability, the Galaxy Rugby Smartphone helps Canadians stay connected in all environments

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Samsung Electronics Canada is pleased to announce the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy RugbyTM smartphone. Built to physically withstand the elements, the Galaxy Rugby fulfills smartphone needs with the strength to handle whatever life throws at it from the work site to the camp site and beyond. With a ruggedized, durable design, the Samsung Galaxy Rugby is dustproof and waterproof, enabling active users to conduct business anytime, anywhere.

The Samsung Galaxy Rugby is rugged by design and is dustproof with a water resistant design (submersible up to 1m for 30 minutes)*. The Galaxy Rugby features an Android 2.3 OS along with a 3.65" HVGA TFT Corning® Gorilla® Glass Display and a 3MP camera with Flash. It also supports Wi-Fi®, corporate email and a full range of Google MobileTM services including GoogleMapsTM, GmailTM, Google SearchTM and Google PlayTM which provides users with access to over 450,000 applications for download.

"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."

With security standards built in to the Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread operating system, any organization's mobile work force can be remotely managed and securely connected to corporate applications and data while away from their desks. The Galaxy Rugby has integrated security and is enterprise ready, providing consumers with confidence to use their devices for both personal and business tasks.

These security standards are comprised of multiple components that outline Samsung's business-to-business foundations for its mobile devices. These "pillars" are designed to offer customers essential enterprise functionality and security and include: Mobile Device Management, On-Device Virtual Private Network (VPN) and secure access to Corporate Email/Calendar/Contacts. When it comes to communication, safety and security, the Galaxy Rugby is workplace ready, no matter where the day takes you.

Additional Product Specifications:

  • Technology: EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Display: 3.65" HVGA TFT Corning® Gorilla® Glass Display
  • External Memory: Supports up to 32GB via microSD™
  • Internal Memory: 150MB + 2GB card included in box
  • Weight: 135 grams
  • Camera: 3.0 MP Camera with Flash
  • Battery: 1500mAH Battery
  • Dimensions: 121.5 X 65.9 X 11.9 mm

Availability and Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy Rugby will be available from Bell, Rogers and SaskTel, along with select retailers. For carrier specific pricing and details, please visit your nearest carrier retailer. For more information on the Galaxy Rugby, please visit www.samsung.com.

* Waterproof against incidental exposure to water when all ports are tightly closed. NOT designed or intended for in water use. Submersible up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

Android, Google, GoogleMaps, Gmail, Google Search and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Canada delivers unrivalled consumer experiences. Samsung enables Canadians to pursue their passions by offering a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance products. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung has become one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #17 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011."

For more information, please visit www.samsung.ca.

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SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.