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Samsung Rugby Smart Review

Samsung Rugby Smart Review

This week we've got our hands on the newest Samsung smartphone, and it's not a dual-core device, a quad-core device, or even a massively impressive in-between device with the ability to take amazing photos - it's a rugged mid-range device called the Samsung Rugby Smart. This device is a solid and relatively inexpensive smartphone being carried by AT&T at $99.99 on contract with the ability to defend against water, dust, shock, and inclement temperatures. It's also got at 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display up front and a 5 megapixel camera on the back.

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Sony Handycam GW55VE staves off water and obsolescence

Sony Handycam GW55VE staves off water and obsolescence

Sony has outed a new digital camcorder, the Handycam GW55VE, offering waterproofing for up to 5m submersion along with Full HD video recording for those not entirely wedded to their 1080p-capable smartphones. The GW55VE pairs a 20.4-megapixel capable Exmor R sensor with optical image stabilization and a 10x optical zoom, plus a 3-inch touchscreen and integrated GPS for geotagging your photos and video.

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AT&T Rugby Smart delivers ruggedization for $100

AT&T Rugby Smart delivers ruggedization for $100

AT&T and Samsung have taken the wraps off of their latest Android smartphone, the Rugby Smart, a $99.99 ruggedized handset that can handle 30 minutes of submersion in up to a meter of water. Hitting shelves on March 4, the Samsung Rugby Smart is also dustproof, shockproof and temperature-resilient, meeting US Mil-STD 810F specifications, with a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera.

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Fujitsu Tegra 3 13.1MP Android phone incoming

Fujitsu Tegra 3 13.1MP Android phone incoming

Fujitsu promised us European smartphone flagships for Mobile World Congress next week, and according to the latest rumors we may well be wowed: there's reportedly a 4.6-inch Tegra 3 monster in store. The new Fujitsu will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on NVIDIA's quadcore processor, UnwiredView reports, as well as a whopping 13.1-megapixel camera that could potentially overshadow whatever high-resolution cellphone snapper Nokia is expected to unveil.

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Samsung outs ruggedized SD and microSD memory

Samsung outs ruggedized SD and microSD memory

Samsung has revealed a new line-up of memory cards, seven microSD or SD chips slotting into the company's High Speed Series and Plus Extreme Speed Series, and promising up to 24MB/sec read rates. The brushed-metal cards are available in capacities from 2GB to 32GB in the High Speed Series, topping out at Class 10, and from 2GB to 8GB in the Plus Extreme Speed Series, all of which are Class 10.

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Sony SAL500F40G 500mm super-zoom means business

Sony SAL500F40G 500mm super-zoom means business

Sony has a new super-telephoto lens for the size-queens and long-distance spies among you, the Sony SAL500F40G, a 500mm fixed focal length G Lens to add some serious heft to the front of your DSLR. An F.4.0 maximum aperture and weather-resistant body add up to a lens ideal for high-speed photos and video, Sony reckons, as well as delivering SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation with the company's Alpha-series cameras.

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Canon PowerShot range overhauled: WiFi, waterproof, GPS, more

Canon PowerShot range overhauled: WiFi, waterproof, GPS, more

Canon has gushed its latest torrent of point-and-shoot cameras, a ten-strong update to its PowerShot line that includes weatherproof options, lengthy zooms and the choice of touchscreen control. Most interesting are the new PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS, which each get WiFi and a 12x and 5x optical zoom respectively. The 530 HS has a 10-megapixel sensor and is 0.78-inches thick, while the 320 HS has a 16.1-megapixel sensor. Both have a 3.2-inch touchscreen and shoot Full HD 1080p video. The 530 HS will ship in April for $349.99, while the 320 HS will ship in March for $279.99.

 

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Sony Cyber-shot TX200V and WX70/WX50 eye your pocket

Sony Cyber-shot TX200V and WX70/WX50 eye your pocket

Sonyhas outed a trio of new Cyber-shot digital cameras, including a slimline flagship, the DSC-TX200V, and a pair of affordable point-and-shoots, the DSC-WX70 and WX50. The TX200V measures in at a pocket-friendly 95.5 x 58.3 x 16 mm but still manages to fit in an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 26mm 5x optical zoom and a 3.3-inch Xtra Fine TruBlack OLED touchscreen.

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Olympus VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320 point-and-shoots launch

Olympus VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320 point-and-shoots launch

Olympus has outed three new compact cameras at CES, the VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320, offering point-and-shoot practicality along with 720p HD video recording. The Olympus Tough TG-320 packs a 14-megapixel sensor and 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens into a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof casing, with a 3D photo mode - that works underwater - and an HDMI port for easy TV connectivity.

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