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Casio G'zOne Brigade is pretty hi-tech for a rugged phone

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Casio G'zOne Brigade is pretty hi-tech for a rugged phone
It looks like Casio has made haste and announced the availability of the G’zOne Brigade side-opening clamshell, which we got to play with back in November. The Brigade was also featured in Verizon’s rebate form this month, meaning it should hit the shelves anytime now. However, the Casio G’zOne Brigade is still not available at Verizon’s online store, although the manufacturer’s site redirects you there to buy it. So, we guess they should make it available like real soon.

Anyways, for those who have missed our previous coverage of the Casio G’zOne Brigade – it is another PTT-capable rugged CDMA (supports EV-DO rev.A) handset conforming to MIL-STD-810F, which should provide resistance for water, shock, dust, vibration, humidity, salt fog, low pressure, high temperature, low temperature and solar radiation… though it is also said that “these specifications in no way guarantee that the product will remain free of damage or malfunctions.” So you should still be careful with it. The Brigade is targeted to the slightly tech-savvier users, than the other phones from the G’zOne series, as it sports a QWERTY keyboard and an internal 2.9” WQVGA screen. The external one is 1.2” monochrome PMOLED (128x96 pixels resolution), which is kind of dandy with its circular framing.

Casio G'zOne Brigade C741 Specifications | Hands-on

source: Casio

Thanks, Mark!

The Casio G'zOne Brigade is a high-tech rugged phone
The Casio G'zOne Brigade is a high-tech rugged phone
The Casio G'zOne Brigade is a high-tech rugged phone

The Casio G'zOne Brigade is a high-tech rugged phone



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


Finally, a more teenager-proof texter. Cool

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 07:50

2. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


I wonder if this has theft deterent like some of those spring phones used to have.... Yes this is a joke lol

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 08:05

3. doitall76 (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


What the hell is "Salt Fog", I have never experienced salt fog in the US.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 08:36

4. ErikSax (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 May 2009)


Take a ferry over salt water in foggy conditions like the Great Lakes or from Manhattan to Staten Island or in Washington State. Mobile phone use is common on ferries and tug boats, due to the captive and or isolated environment. This phone should work if there is a fog, containing salty water, as opposed to fresh (saltless) water.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 09:47

5. yongone (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Aug 2009)


Staten Island. HA.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 12:58

7. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


Hey I am not a scientist but the great lakes are fresh water.............

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 09:51

6. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


this phone is pretty cool for its demographic, however wait until you guys feel it.. its HEAVIER THEN THE DROID!!

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 13:29

8. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Does it require a data plan?

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 16:25

9. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


yeah i think so since it is a 3g device.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 17:43

10. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


No, it doesnt require a data plan since it supports PTT and that is one way of avoiding the data push !

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 17:54

11. fireredak (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Feb 2010)


To Godpapa, How do you know it doesnt require a data plan? I think it will because it has a full HTML browser, not because it is a 3g phone. Theres no way verizon is gonna let a full HTML phone not require a data plan.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 19:26

13. solotennis (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


Yes it does REQUIRE a data package....your not allowed to say require when your selling it tho. They train you on that.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 18:06

12. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i think it's a neat looking phone.

posted on 26 Feb 2010, 09:27

14. corporateJP (Posts: 1852; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Data REQUIRED. FTL.

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