Verizon Wireless and Casio lift the cover off ruggedized Casio G'zOne Ravine 2
0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2011, 08:53 posted on
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…
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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?
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.
2. hepresearch (unregistered)
Well, it looks cool and all... if only it wasn't made by Casio... :(
4. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
"if only it wasn't made by Casio...."
i like this line....
5. hepresearch (unregistered)
Well, they make decent digital watches... but I don't trust them to make anything else reliably well.
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...
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...
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. 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?
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
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.
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.
12. snowgator (Posts: 3583; 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.
13. razblack (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
niche market at best... will not carry product to mainstream.
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!