There is a huge demand for rugged mobile phones among people who lead an active outdoor life or are involved in adventure sports. Even cell phone users who are more comfortable with their sedentary lifestyle would prefer a durable device that could withstand accidental falls. The latest rugged phone to hit the American stores is Samsung Convoy U640. This is a rugged Push to Talk phone that Verizon Wireless has brought for its data plan subscribers in America.
Samsung Convoy U640 features
The charcoal gray colored Samsung Convoy has incorporated features that meet the military specifications 810F standards. This rugged phone remains unharmed in extreme conditions. Samsung Convoy flaunts a dust resistance body. It can endure high humidity, salt fog, solar radiation, high altitude and extreme temperature changes. Besides its durability, Samsung Convoy enables smooth uninterrupted communication through the push to talk feature. The push to talk feature of Samsung Convoy uses the EV-DO Rev.A network of Verizon Wireless to facilitate two-way communication. The clamshell form of the Samsung Convoy handset measures 105mm (length) x 50mm (width) x 12mm (depth) and weighs 101 grams. It features a 2 megapixels camera equipped with zoom, Night Shot, Panorama, color effects and video recording function. To enhance the audio quality of the phone, a high quality stereo speaker is integrated in the Samsung Convoy handset.
Verizon Subscribers could access VCast Music and listen to sprightly music streaming from the integrated music player of the phone. Bluetooth 2.1 support will allow users to connect to headsets, printers and several other Bluetooth compatible devices. The built-in GPS along with access to VZ Navigator service of Verizon will allow Samsung Convoy users to receive turn-by-turn voice guided directions, with information on 15 millions points of interest. Samsung Convoy handset includes a personal organizer with calendar, currency converter, tip calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, world clock and notepad. With this rugged Samsung phone, you can access the internet and exchange SMS, multimedia messages and email. This phone also supports instant messaging through Windows Live, AOL and Yahoo.
Price and availability
Samsung Convoy will be available from November 15. It will cost $49.99 along with a two-year contract with Verizon after availing a $50 mail in rebate.