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Verizon Wireless and Casio lift the cover off ruggedized Casio G'zOne Ravine 2

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Verizon Wireless and Casio lift the cover off ruggedized Casio G'zOne Ravine 2
The Casio G’zOne Ravine 2, a tough warrior with military standard ruggedized design, has just marched in the Verizon Wireless lineup. The G’zOne Ravine 2 is the successor of the first Ravine, a PTT rugged handset released on Big Red a year ago. Just like the original Ravine, the second edition comes in a flip phone form factor with only a tiny screen with the clock displayed when the clamshell is closed and an instantly noticeable red button on the side for push-to-talk.

Verizon Wireless and Casio lift the cover off ruggedized Casio G'zOne Ravine 2
The Ravine 2 ships with the G’zGear application delivering essential information for the targetted outdoor active user. G’zGear shows an Earth compass, a World Nature feature orienting you about your orientation towards the North Pole or other important objects, and you also get a step counter, a sunrise/sunset clock and tide information for various US cities among the heaps of features.

The G’zGear Ravine 2 is a feature phone, of course, so when speaking about pure specs we should take this into account. We have a 1.38-inch screen on the exterior, a 2.5mm headset jack and memory extendible via microSD cards of up to 32GB in capacity. There’s also a 3.2-megapixel snapper.

The Casio G’zGear Ravine release date is soon - on November 23rd for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, if tied to a 2-year contract with Verizon. Online however it will appear even earlier - in just two days on Thursday, Nov 17th.


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posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:58

1. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


this is water proof.... but can it be dipped in the water for 30 mins just like kyocera Duramax?

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 09:04 1

3. hepresearch (unregistered)


hey, is your handle by chance a reference to a certain ol' friend of Pennsylvania who we here refer to as "Easy Eddie"? If it is, that would be hilarious, and I would have to give you a thumbs-up just for the reference alone...

... and if the case is "designed" the same way as the previous Casio Ravine model, I would think it would not survive a half-hour under water by a long shot.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:58 1

2. hepresearch (unregistered)


Well, it looks cool and all... if only it wasn't made by Casio... :(

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 09:34 1

4. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


"if only it wasn't made by Casio...."

i like this line....
^_^

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 09:52 2

5. hepresearch (unregistered)


Well, they make decent digital watches... but I don't trust them to make anything else reliably well.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 22:27

14. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


its not, I believe its pantech

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 13:24

16. hepresearch (unregistered)


now that would be extra funny... Pantech is also the company to thank for the crash-and-burn of many Nokia-branded phones on Verizon in the last half-decade...

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 11:03

6. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


so what is the difference with this ravine 2 and the previous ravine??? i mean it looks the same...

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 12:06 1

7. hepresearch (unregistered)


It apparently gained a 2.5mm audio jack, lost a voice recording feature, got some little inconsequential software tweaks... but most notably, it got a nice new chrome bezel around the new, now with a little color and better font styling, external display...

For Casio's sake, I hope that it's worth the $50 extra or whatever that Verizon will charge for the new model...

>8-)

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 12:20 2

8. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


i see... but i think this phone is not going to be that cheap..



Good luck with your battle with myeloma...
Win the battle ok?

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 16:37 1

11. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Amen.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 13:25

17. hepresearch (unregistered)


we will certainly see soon enough...

and thanks for the support and well-wishes. I don\'t plan on going anywhere anytime soon >8-D

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:24 3

9. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Perfect construction guy phone. I love selling the gzone line to outdoorsy people. They really like them a lot.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:41 3

10. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


^same here man. We get alot of construction workers that nab them and the Motorola Barrage. But as of lately ive been able to show them the Commando and they are liking those as well.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 16:42 2

12. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


While low end specs abound galore, I kinda liked the Commando as a first effort. I would really like a rugged, higher end smartphone offering from someone. Doesn't need to be cutting edge, just some respectable power behind the device. I would consider it.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 17:07

13. razblack (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


niche market at best... will not carry product to mainstream.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 06:19

15. jimmills34 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I had planned on buying one of these, but not know. Why don't they move the mic from the hinge? Why, why, why? I just don't get it! Casio, you lost my sale and 1000's of others. This has been a consistent complaint for years! And an easy fix! Listen to the consumer!

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