Are Verizon and Casio planning to release a smartphone with a quad-core CPU, LTE, and Android 4.0 ICS?
posted by John V. / Jan 18, 2012, 4:23 PM
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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Casio doesn't make high end phones
posted on Jan 18, 2012, 4:36 PM 1
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> 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.
posted on Jan 18, 2012, 5:08 PM 10
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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.
posted on Jan 18, 2012, 5:29 PM 3
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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.
posted on Jan 18, 2012, 5:38 PM 1
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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...
posted on Jan 18, 2012, 8:56 PM 2
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