Rugged Samsung a657 introduced by AT&T

If it’s beautiful phones you’re looking for, AT&T’s new Samsung a657 will probably not be of interest to you.

And that’s because the a657 is a rugged and tough handset “built to withstand the harshest conditions and most demanding users.”

Like AT&T’s previously released rugged phone from Samsung (Rugby a837), the a657 has Push to Talk (PTT) capabilities.

Unlike the Rugby, though, the new phone is a candybar:

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Its specs and features include:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Dual band UMTS/HSDPA connectivity (850/1900 MHz)
  • 176 x 220 pixels display with 262K colors
  • AT&T Navigator (with a dedicated GPS key)
  • Built-in flashlight
  • Email, Instant Messaging
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • 100 MB of internal memory
  • microSDHC card support, up to 16GB
  • Talk time: up to 3 hours
  • Standby time: up to 10.5 days
  • 4.53 x 2.05 x 0.77 inches
  • 4.34 ounces

For the moment, Samsung a657 doesn’t seem to be available for purchase, but you can see it on AT&T’s Business webpage.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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