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Verizon Wireless CASIO G'zOne Brigade

Announced
Feb 25, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 11, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (161 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.97 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Casio G'zOne Brigade C741 is a rugged CDMA clamshell for Verizon Wireless. The devices sports a circular OLED display, a full 4-row QWERTY keyboard and Push-to-Talk Capabilities.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.44 x 2.21 x 0.97 inches (113 x 56 x 25 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.49 oz (156 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock, Temperature resistant
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.9 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 400 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 161 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • PMOLED
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 128 x 96 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.20 inches

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)
    • Features:
      • Video light

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 192 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.123 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (707 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 31.7 days (760 hours)
      the average is 20 days (490 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1440 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • NetFront Browser V3.5 Mobile

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • E911
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Feb 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 250

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as PCD Casio Brigade C741


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