Casio Brigade already being sold by Verizon?

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Casio Brigade already being sold by Verizon?
The Casio G'zOne Brigade C741 is one illusive PTT device, as we first heard about it last summer when it passed the FCC approval site, then was showcased by Verizon in November, and recently has shown up on a Facebook video and even for sale on eBay. So you might be wondering "What's the deal?" Recently, several users on HowardForums have posted that the Brigade is actually selling in a few Verizon Wireless stores, and can even be purchased by calling TeleSales, though the "official" release date is expected to be around March 14th and with a price of $249 after a $50 rebate with 2-year contract. One HoFo user joelsgotmail posted some images of the Brigade and had some nice things to say about it, including that the camera is good and the LED flash is bright, it has solid build quality with good call quality, the battery lasted 2 days with a lot of use, and the charging cradle works well. We'll take this as a good sign, as we'll be reviewing the Brigade once it's released. In the mean time, you can check out the pictures below (from joelsgotmail and mbdfahrer)  and the Interactive User Guide on the Verizon site.

Casio G'zOne Brigade C741 Preliminary Specifications

source: HowardForums



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8 Comments

1. icesick06

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Its not that the phone is available in the store, its that about 2 weeks ago, we could start direct fulfilling these to the cust so they could actually come into the store, say they wanted it, we'd do the whole contract thing, and the phone would be mailed to them. but either way, you can get one.

2. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

who cares? Not that this is a bad phone, but please give me the N1 or Incredible official annoucement please.

5. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Agreed. Non event.

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

ugly phone

4. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

When closed it reminds me of a cross between a Star Trek communicator and one of those old walkie talkies.

6. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

I know several people interested in this phone but the price is outrageous. The pricing does not line up w/ the target market. $150 tops after MIR.

7. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

On top of the fact that it will require a minimum $10 data plan while an inlimited will cost the same as a smartphone. I wish qchat worked out so I could see something like this.

8. Hogwit unregistered

Ok, hi there. Wasn't this phone released around the same time as the Rock? Verizon has posted their update to the Rock, it's the Ravine. So who thinks this, Brigade, will be updated soon? What changes?

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