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Are Verizon and Casio planning to release a smartphone with a quad-core CPU, LTE, and Android 4.0 ICS?

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Are Verizon and Casio planning to release a smartphone with a quad-core CPU, LTE, and Android 4.0 ICS?
As long as we can remember, Verizon and Casio shared a very intimate close relationship with one another over the last several years – culminating in the creation of many rugged style devices for the carrier. Only recently, we saw Casio finally jumping into the whole Android craze with the G’Zone Commando. Interestingly enough, it seems that something more profound is brewing behind the scenes that should get people excited.

Casio’s line of devices have never really instilled enthusiasts with a sense of anticipation, mainly because they were never really big on hardware specs, but it seems that they’re aiming to go big this time around. According to one Droid-life reader, they apparently participated in a focus group where a high-end Casio smartphone was being shown off.

Sounds juicy don’t you think? Well, you can’t help but not get excited because the person mentions this Casio smartphone features a sizable AMOLED display (around 4.5 or 4.7-inches), 4G LTE connectivity, quad-core processor, NFC, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megaixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

In terms of design, the person says it’s nothing more than being “beautifully simplistic” – meaning, it’s super streamlined, no physical buttons, and has a slight curve like what’s found on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Perhaps this is going to spell great news for Casio, but then again, they don’t have the same brand recognition as its rivals – though, if this handset is indeed for real, it has a good shot of making some noise and giving Casio some visibility. Therefore, if Casio somehow comes to market with this device, would you even consider buying it?

source: Droid-Life via Unwired View

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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 16:29 4

1. dsDoan (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


I'd consider it if they don't put a skin over ICS.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 16:36 1

2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Casio doesn't make high end phones

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:08 10

5. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


> Casio doesn't make high end phones

Yes they do. They don't release them in the US. As a general rule (with the iPhone being the major exception), the cutting edge phones are released in countries like Japan, S. Korea, etc.

Here's another example -- Moto releases the Razr in the US but it only came with a 4.3" display and 8 MP shooter while the one Moto released in mainland China has a 4.5" display and 13 MP shooter.

In summary, as a general rule, the US consumers do NOT get the latest cutting technology for handsets.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 21:10 4

13. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


wow someone who knows what they are talking about. thanks ardent. this has been the case for at least 10 years now

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 16:37 4

3. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


With these specs doesn't matter who made it. It will sell just off the specs alone.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 16:44 4

4. lboogy82788 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


I'm waiting for either GS3 or a quad-core Sony phone! No Casio on my list...

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:18 2

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I would definitly consider it, if the design is nice. I can always slap LauncherPro on it if the UI is less than desirable.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:29 3

7. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 334; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Hopefully it won't be ugly and chunky! But if he camera is good, the design is nice (Hopefully Droid Razr nice) and durable, and it's stock ics, I'll gladly chuck my HTC Thunderbolt out the car window and pick one up.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:38 1

8. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The best Casio phone out there is the Commando, but its more designed for military spec and rugged use.

I was playing with one a while ago, ITs not too bad, not laggy.

So I am assuming this phone wont look so rugged looking.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:44 1

9. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


;) the specs alone will have follow the rumer mill on this device:-)

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 18:53

10. joey18 (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Casio phone the last phone was realy ugly why dont get the nokia lumia champane

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 20:41 1

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


an interesting move from Casio. i'd take a good look at it.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 20:56 2

12. fleanote (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Jan 2011)


We'd all buy it...if it was released today. The problem, like the time delayed Bionic, is this Casio won't be released for quite some time - late 2012 if we're lucky. By then all the manufacturer's will have introduced quad-core models and the Casio concept will fade away...

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 21:11 1

14. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


if they sell for less than its competitors it would help

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 23:03

15. ChafedBanana (Posts: 352; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


720P display? Or I wouldn't even consider it.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 23:27

16. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Verizon has figured out the right steps for success.... follow the leader........

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:52 1

17. networkdood (Posts: 5517; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


My next phone will be the Galaxy Note Verizon LTE phone - probably its sequel.....

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 00:08

18. DarkCobra (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Oct 2009)


It better have one monster battery.

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 23:23

19. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Rumor of what one of the devices look like....

Its oval, not retangular at all. Its basically a rounded version of a Commando but moret thinner. Still rugged.

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