First image of Verizon Wireless Boulder in orange
This article contains unofficial information.
Although orange is not the most serious color, it fits really well to the rugged design of this clamshell. As it will also be one of the first phones to offer VZW’s next generation Push to Talk (over EV-DO Rev.A), the Verizon Wireless Boulder will be attractive for the customers, looking at Sprint’s rugged iDEN (and QChat) phones.
Verizon Wireless Boulder Preliminary Specifications
1. VZW Employee (unregistered)
I like the look of the phone but the Orange color is something to be desired. So far all of the Gzone phones I've seen have been pretty durable. The only thing I've notice is that some of the older grey Gzones had power issues. Other then that as long as you keep all the ports closed tight with the seals it should keep water out and your phone should be all good from there from anything else it might have.
2. jskrenes (unregistered)
This at least looks better than the gold/red GZOne that had a short run on VZW's website.
3. T-Money3000 (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Dec 2007)
The colours aren't really that important. I think the fact that the new PTT is going to be shot thru VZW's Rev A data network, that's awesome. I'm not sure how Nextel's PTT works, is it on their Rev A as well or no?
VZW should have put a Harley Davidson logo on it.
7. VZW Employee (unregistered)
No Nextel's PTT is not on Rev A. It is still working on the old system because Sprint has not put anymore money into the old Nextel network but is suppose to be releasing QChat sometime in the near future which is suppose to be awesome.
Sprint's new platform (Qchat) only works on revA as well
QChat is already up and running. It is the transition away from iDEN
I have a voyager and am a bit hard on phones, but I would totally go for the orange boulder if i could force myself away from a qwerty phone... wouldn't that be nice... a G'zONE with a full keyboard...
6. clo (unregistered)
a G'zone with a querty hmmm sounds temping little hint yeah it's being made not complete but its in the works
8. xmguy (unregistered)
I have the Voyager but have a truck driver friend who has the G-Zone Type V and loves it has dropped it many times. I would love this phone if it had EVDO VCast support.
it does. it needs EVDO for the new PTT, so its 100% certain it will have vcast.
no camera??...that just threw this phone out for me in the buying category...i love the orange but i need a camera..all the others had it..why the axe?
it has 1.3 MP check its specs
They have a versin with and a version without. This helps people with high security jobs because they are not allowed to have camera phones in secured or classified areas.
Both Phones have cameras, read the article again and pay attention..... IT IS ALSO BEING OFFERED IN NON-CAMERA VARIANTS
15. jrcrow (unregistered)
*meh* VZW..another way to bell n whistle am aging phone and to add I.V.'s to people who want em..BEFORE paying for the details on VZW phones!
16. primewax (unregistered)
An aging phone? It hasn't even come out yet.
I have been fortunate enough to work for Verizon and sell all versions of this phone and am seriously impressed with them. I have convinced many of my friends to get them and they havent had one issue so far. I'll even throw there phone in a pitcher of water at the bar just for the pure shock factor from others that dont know it is water proof/resistant. This is not a biased opinion. It is based off of actual use and results. So far I have not been able to get my hands on another device that does the same or works better. BTW. I think a Yellow "CAT" version would be awesome! But thats just me. ;u)
Yep, the phone really does look good and hardcore. It is just that I don't really like clamshells, but I guess this is the way to make it more bash proof.
Does anyone know when the phone will be coming out?
I heard July..
I called Verizon and the best they could tell me was it looked like it was going to be released July 24th?
I heard that it would be launched on 7/28.
Does anyone know the price they'll be asking?
The phone will be coming out Monday the 28th of july.
Available July 28 online and August 4 in stores for $180
i have the orange one and i love it
28. K (unregistered)
the battery life sucks i would love this phone wit more megapixils or equal to that of its 2006 conterpart and same or equal battery life