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Samsung gets tough with Rugby II

Global roaming phone certified to military standards for extreme

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10 /CNW/ – Samsung Mobile Canada, the leading
mobile phone brand in Canada1, today announces the Canadian availability of the Samsung Rugby II, a
powerful mobile phone built for hard work and challenging environments.

Designed for industrial use in sectors such as construction,
field-service, transportation, and oil and gas, the Samsung Rugby II
delivers features for industrial users including noise cancellation
technology for clear conversation even in loud work environments, a
large and easy to use key pad, and a rugged design that meets strict
military specifications (U.S. Military Spec 810G) for resistance to
blowing rain, high humidity, dust, and submersion in water. In
addition, the phone supports global roaming and GPS, and has a 2MP
camera and user expandable memory (up to 32GB via MicroSD card).

“Because a rough work environment can ruin many average phones, Samsung
has created the Rugby II to withstand the extreme weather and tough
treatment encountered on the job-site,” said Paul Brannen, vice
president, Samsung Mobile Canada. “At Samsung, we understand the
ability to communicate in the field is paramount to a successful
business, and the Rugby II helps ensure that when the job needs to get
done, customers will have the right phone to make it happen.”

The Samsung Rugby II also features:
• A dual speaker design that offers an internal speaker for regular
wireless calls and a large exterior speaker for handsfree conversations
• A top-mounted lanyard connector, making it easy for users to carry the
device on a strap or lanyard—so the device is always within reach
• Bluetooth® capabilities for seamless connection with other devices,
including a wireless headset, for hands-free use
• Video Capture (Mpeg4, Qudio-AMR-NB)
• Netfront v3.5 Web Browser
• Multiple Messaging Options (MMS, SMS, EMS)
• Audio Format Support (AAC, eAAC, AAC+, MP3, WMA9, AMR)
• Internal memory of 94MB and external memory up to 32GB with optional
• World roaming on 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSPA, 850/1900/900/1800
GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks
• Display: 240×320 QVGA
• Weight: 131g
• Dimensions: 101.9 x 52.3 x 21.6
• Talk Time: 4 Hours

The Samsung Rugby II is available from Bell Mobility, Rogers
Communications and TELUS. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. 

Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital
consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home
appliance products. SECA upholds Samsung’s mission to provide consumers
with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional
technology, quality, features, performance and value. 

Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1998
and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004
to 2008. Also through Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung
helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective
charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada. Samsung is
also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada. 

For customer service inquiries, please call 1 – 800 – Samsung (1 – 800 –
726 – 7864), and for more information, please visit


1 According to IDC Canada’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker 2010