Are Verizon and Casio planning to release a smartphone with a quad-core CPU, LTE, and Android 4.0 ICS?

Are Verizon and Casio planning to release a smartphone with a quad-core CPU, LTE, and Android 4.0 ICS?
As long as we can remember, Verizon and Casio shared a very intimate close relationship with one another over the last several years – culminating in the creation of many rugged style devices for the carrier. Only recently, we saw Casio finally jumping into the whole Android craze with the G’Zone Commando. Interestingly enough, it seems that something more profound is brewing behind the scenes that should get people excited.

Casio’s line of devices have never really instilled enthusiasts with a sense of anticipation, mainly because they were never really big on hardware specs, but it seems that they’re aiming to go big this time around. According to one Droid-life reader, they apparently participated in a focus group where a high-end Casio smartphone was being shown off.

Sounds juicy don’t you think? Well, you can’t help but not get excited because the person mentions this Casio smartphone features a sizable AMOLED display (around 4.5 or 4.7-inches), 4G LTE connectivity, quad-core processor, NFC, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megaixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

In terms of design, the person says it’s nothing more than being “beautifully simplistic” – meaning, it’s super streamlined, no physical buttons, and has a slight curve like what’s found on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Perhaps this is going to spell great news for Casio, but then again, they don’t have the same brand recognition as its rivals – though, if this handset is indeed for real, it has a good shot of making some noise and giving Casio some visibility. Therefore, if Casio somehow comes to market with this device, would you even consider buying it?

source: Droid-Life via Unwired View

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19 Comments

1. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I'd consider it if they don't put a skin over ICS.

2. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Casio doesn't make high end phones

5. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

> Casio doesn't make high end phones Yes they do. They don't release them in the US. As a general rule (with the iPhone being the major exception), the cutting edge phones are released in countries like Japan, S. Korea, etc. Here's another example -- Moto releases the Razr in the US but it only came with a 4.3" display and 8 MP shooter while the one Moto released in mainland China has a 4.5" display and 13 MP shooter. In summary, as a general rule, the US consumers do NOT get the latest cutting technology for handsets.

13. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

wow someone who knows what they are talking about. thanks ardent. this has been the case for at least 10 years now

3. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

With these specs doesn't matter who made it. It will sell just off the specs alone.

4. lboogy82788

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I'm waiting for either GS3 or a quad-core Sony phone! No Casio on my list...

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I would definitly consider it, if the design is nice. I can always slap LauncherPro on it if the UI is less than desirable.

7. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Hopefully it won't be ugly and chunky! But if he camera is good, the design is nice (Hopefully Droid Razr nice) and durable, and it's stock ics, I'll gladly chuck my HTC Thunderbolt out the car window and pick one up.

8. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The best Casio phone out there is the Commando, but its more designed for military spec and rugged use. I was playing with one a while ago, ITs not too bad, not laggy. So I am assuming this phone wont look so rugged looking.

9. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

;) the specs alone will have follow the rumer mill on this device:-)

10. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Casio phone the last phone was realy ugly why dont get the nokia lumia champane

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

an interesting move from Casio. i'd take a good look at it.

12. fleanote

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 14, 2011

We'd all buy it...if it was released today. The problem, like the time delayed Bionic, is this Casio won't be released for quite some time - late 2012 if we're lucky. By then all the manufacturer's will have introduced quad-core models and the Casio concept will fade away...

14. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

if they sell for less than its competitors it would help

15. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

720P display? Or I wouldn't even consider it.

16. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Verizon has figured out the right steps for success.... follow the leader........

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My next phone will be the Galaxy Note Verizon LTE phone - probably its sequel.....

18. DarkCobra

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 04, 2009

It better have one monster battery.

19. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Rumor of what one of the devices look like.... Its oval, not retangular at all. Its basically a rounded version of a Commando but moret thinner. Still rugged.

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