Casio G'zOne Brigade is pretty hi-tech for a rugged phone

Casio G'zOne Brigade is pretty hi-tech for a rugged phone
It looks like Casio has made haste and announced the availability of the G’zOne Brigade side-opening clamshell, which we got to play with back in November. The Brigade was also featured in Verizon’s rebate form this month, meaning it should hit the shelves anytime now. However, the Casio G’zOne Brigade is still not available at Verizon’s online store, although the manufacturer’s site redirects you there to buy it. So, we guess they should make it available like real soon.

Anyways, for those who have missed our previous coverage of the Casio G’zOne Brigade – it is another PTT-capable rugged CDMA (supports EV-DO rev.A) handset conforming to MIL-STD-810F, which should provide resistance for water, shock, dust, vibration, humidity, salt fog, low pressure, high temperature, low temperature and solar radiation… though it is also said that “these specifications in no way guarantee that the product will remain free of damage or malfunctions.” So you should still be careful with it. The Brigade is targeted to the slightly tech-savvier users, than the other phones from the G’zOne series, as it sports a QWERTY keyboard and an internal 2.9” WQVGA screen. The external one is 1.2” monochrome PMOLED (128x96 pixels resolution), which is kind of dandy with its circular framing.

Casio G'zOne Brigade C741 Specifications | Hands-on

source: Casio

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1. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Finally, a more teenager-proof texter. Cool

2. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

I wonder if this has theft deterent like some of those spring phones used to have.... Yes this is a joke lol

3. doitall76

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

What the hell is "Salt Fog", I have never experienced salt fog in the US.

4. ErikSax

Posts: 21; Member since: May 20, 2009

Take a ferry over salt water in foggy conditions like the Great Lakes or from Manhattan to Staten Island or in Washington State. Mobile phone use is common on ferries and tug boats, due to the captive and or isolated environment. This phone should work if there is a fog, containing salty water, as opposed to fresh (saltless) water.

5. yongone

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 29, 2009

Staten Island. HA.

7. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Hey I am not a scientist but the great lakes are fresh water.............

6. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

this phone is pretty cool for its demographic, however wait until you guys feel it.. its HEAVIER THEN THE DROID!!

8. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Does it require a data plan?

9. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

yeah i think so since it is a 3g device.

10. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

No, it doesnt require a data plan since it supports PTT and that is one way of avoiding the data push !

11. fireredak

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 04, 2010

To Godpapa, How do you know it doesnt require a data plan? I think it will because it has a full HTML browser, not because it is a 3g phone. Theres no way verizon is gonna let a full HTML phone not require a data plan.

13. solotennis

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Yes it does REQUIRE a data package....your not allowed to say require when your selling it tho. They train you on that.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think it's a neat looking phone.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


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