Samsung and AT&T announced a new dustproof, water-resistant smartphone today designed specifically to withstand harsh elements. Other than some pretty decent specs for an entry-level price point, the Rugby Smart is submergible for up to 30 minutes in up to 1m of water, and it is “built to mil-std 81 0f military spec standards… for Dust, Humidity, Rain, Shock and Temperature.”
The Samsung Rugby Smart will land on AT&T for $99 on a two-year commitment and packs a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 4GB onboard memory, 5-megapixel main camera (1.3MP front camera), and a 1650 mAh Lilon Poly battery for up to 8 hours talk time and 16 days standby. Expect Android 2.3 out of the box when it becomes available next month. The full press release is after the break.