Bell is getting ready to introduce two new rugged devices in Canada – an Android one, and a Push-To-Talk-capable one.
The Android handset is the Samsung Galaxy Rugby. In case you’re wondering, this isn’t the Samsung Rugby Smart (released in the US by AT&T this Sunday), but the Galaxy Xcover / Xtreme, which is available in Europe since late 2011.
Just like the European version, Bell’s Samsung Galaxy Rugby should run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, featuring: a 3.65 inch HVGA (480 x 320) Gorilla Glass display, TuchWiz UI, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, DNSe sound enhancement, 3.2MP rear camera, VGA front-acing camera, 512MB of RAM, 800MHz processor, 150MB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support (up to 32GB). The handset is IP67 certified, meaning it’s dustproof and waterproof (it can be submerged in up to 1m of water for 30 minutes).
According to the image seen below, the Galaxy Rugby will be available at Bell starting April 11. There’s no word on its price yet.
We don’t know much about the Sonim XP5520 Bolt, other than the fact that it features PTT, and should be super-rugged, like all Sonim handsets. Bell will reportedly release the XP5520 Bolt one day earlier than the Samsung Galaxy Rugby – hence on April 10. There no word on its price, either.
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