Samsung and AT&T are launching a rugged new flip phone soon

Samsung Rugby 4
Some things will never go out of style

AT&T is preparing to launch three new devices, including two phones and a touchscreen Wi-Fi hotspot, this Friday, October 10.

Most interesting is the Samsung Rugby 4, an aptly-named rugged and durable handset - and an honest-to-goodness flip phone.

It doesn't have LTE support, but it does use 4G HSPA+ as well as AT&T's business-focused Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT).

The Rugby 4 will be available starting this Friday for $100 with a two-year contract, $270 off-contract, or $1 for new and upgrading customers who sign up for a two-year EPTT plan.

Next up

Next up is the Motorola Moto G, which TechRadar called "the best budget handset around" over the summer.

It will arrive in its LTE variant for $180 off-contract, $80 with a one-year agreement, or $7.50 or $9 per month with an AT&T Next plan.

The Moto G will be available both in stores and online October 10.

Gaining Velocity

Finally AT&T is also launching the Velocity, the carrier's touchscreen-equipped mobile hotspot, on the same day.

ATT velocity

The Velocity can be locked with a PIN

The AT&T Velocity has multiple settings for broadcasting Wi-Fi with either maximum range or speed. The touchscreen can be used to change settings, track usage, and more.

It will cost $20 with a two-year contract, $95 with a one-year contract, or $170 off-contract.

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

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