Verizon announces CASIO G’zOne Rock, sports some cool software

Verizon announces CASIO G’zOne Rock, sports some cool software
For all of you, who don’t know what “to play it safe” means, Verizon has just announced the successor to the G’zOne Boulder, the CASIO G’zOne Rock C731. The new phone sports a 2MP camera, stereo Bluetooth and EV-DO Rev. A support, but most importantly, it conforms to the MIL-STD-810F ruggedness standard that gives it resistance to water, humidity, shock, vibration, dust, solar radiation, salt fog and altitude, as well as high and low temperature storage. As you see, it can’t withstand your mother-in-law’s criticisms, but then again, who can? However, another interesting thing about the Rock is that it will come with some kind of a special software package, called G’zGear. Basically, it consists of six applications, the names of which pretty much speak for themselves: Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Thermometer, Astro Calendar, Sunrise Sunset, Tides. Sounds nice.

You will be able to purchase the CASIO G’zOne Rock C731, starting November 20, at a price of $199 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Does the G’zOne Rock sound like a better deal than the rugged Motorola Barrage that’s currently available on Big Red?

CASIO G'zOne Rock C731 Specifications

source: Verizon

Verizon announces CASIO G’zOne Rock, sports some cool software
Verizon announces CASIO G’zOne Rock, sports some cool software

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7 Comments

1. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

Functional, but ugly

2. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

you're not gonna care what ugly is until you seriously need to use it..duh!

3. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

No argument there.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i love taking pictures underwater. :-). plus it's always fun to drop it and not worry about anything hurting it.

5. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

got the dummy units and live unit in today, this phone is a piecer. it feels so cheap, not to mention that it flips open with so much force that the phone will fly out of your hand the first time you open it. Ill be passing on this unit and selling the Convoy......

6. gzoneman

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 20, 2009

This Phone should be arriving Saturday. Stay tuned for real review.

7. MTLance unregistered

lol, I really wish I can get this phone but it has numeric pads which drives me mad and I want a smart phone too. :D I got an Otterbox Defender case for my iPhone as it is good enough.

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