AT&T intros the Samsung Rugby II, might launch the HTC Aria with Android 2.1

AT&T has officially announced the Samsung Rugby II, a new rugged phone that comes to replace the old Rugby, introduced almost two years ago.

The Rugby II is a “next generation Push to Talk device”, coming in a clamshell form factor and featuring HSPA (7.2 Mbps), A-GPS, AT&T Navigator, TeleNav Track, Xora GPS Timetrack, noise suppression technology, Bluetooth, Music player, Web browser, 2MP camera with video recording, large external speakers, and MicroSD card support.

The handset is certified to military standard MIL-STD-810G, thus being able to withstand dust, shock, vibration, humidity, rain and solar radiation.

The Samsung Rugby II should be available at AT&T on June 6, the same day when the LG Vu Plus will hit the shelves. The Rugby II will cost $129.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

In other AT&T news, the second largest US carrier might soon launch the HTC Aria, which, according to PhoneDog, is an Android 2.1 smartphone with Sense UI. Now, we’ve heard that both the HTC Desire and the HTC Legend could hit AT&T, so the Aria is probably one of these two devices.

Reportedly, the AT&T HTC Aria will be announced on June 7 – but that’s rather hard to believe, since this is also the date when Apple will unveil its new iPhone (which, naturally, will be available at AT&T first – unless Apple plans a major surprise of some kind).

Author: Florin

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