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Rugged style Casio G’zOne Commando is coming to Verizon starting on April 28th for $200

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Rugged style Casio G’zOne Commando is coming to Verizon starting on April 28th for $200
Rugged style Casio G’zOne Commando is coming to Verizon starting on April 28th for $200
With the long weekend behind us, it seems that everyone is taking the prime opportunity of announcing things officially today – and rightfully so, we’re seeing yet another one coming out of Verizon’s camp.

Supplementing the their HTC Droid Incredible 2 announcement earlier today, we shift over to a specific segment of the market that the Casio G’zOne Commando is aiming for with its rugged set of features. It surely doesn’t hide the fact that it’s one durable smartphone, but this Android 2.2 Froyo powered device should appease people who happen to work in the great outdoors under the harsh, and always changing weather conditions.

Some of the Casio G’zOne Commando’s highlights include a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 802.11 b/g/n, mobile hotspot capable, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, and all of the benefits of the Android platform.

Unlike some of its Android brethren, its user specific set of features include high-security for corporate email, G’zGEAR software, and compliance with military standard 810G – which means it’ll be protected from low & high temperatures, altitude, solar radiation, humidity, fog, salt, vibration, rain, and shock. Essentially, it’ll be able to withstand even the most brutal of punishment; like being “accidentally” run over by a car.

Although we’ve already seen rugged style Android smartphones before, like the Motorola i1, the Casio G’zOne Commando seemingly takes it up a notch with its durability aspects. So if you’re eying this one, you can expect to see it land in Verizon stores and online for $200 on-contract starting April 28th.

source: PR Newswire via Unwired View

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posted on 26 Apr 2011, 12:49

1. WDBJ (unregistered)


This will probably be defined as a fail

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 13:25

2. Ssss87 (unregistered)


I smell a fail

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 13:29

3. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


lol i would buy it if i still worked as an installation technician phones always fall from a roof or telephone pole.

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 13:34

4. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


then again I could just get a rugged case :D

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 14:32 1

5. foneguy (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Feb 2011)


Have had hands on with this, it's pretty sweet. Peppy, and has good viewing angles in sunlight. Screen requires you to be a little more firm to use, but you get used to it.

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 14:39 1

6. Stan (unregistered)


I think this is great, as there is definitely a market for this. It's not going to blow away sales records, but I do know that when I was on the sales floor there were a lot of construction workers that wanted an Android phone but couldn't justify the risk. This is awesome.

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 17:16

7. NiteWalker (unregistered)


Buying this. I have the Casio Ravine now, and love it aside from not being android.
If the speaker is as loud as the Ravine It's my dream phone. Phones don't like sawdust lol!

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