Verizon shows off the Casio Brigade on video

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Verizon shows off the Casio Brigade on video
The Casio Brigade C741 has been one of those new allusive Verizon PTT phones that we've seen and read about for months now, and even got some hands-on time with in November, yet it still hasn't been released for sale, even though it did temporarily show up on Verizon's internal site. With all the attention Verizon has been giving to smartphones recently, we've begun to wonder what ever happened to the Casio Brigade? Well, it appears that hope is not completely lost, as the Brigade has been spotted in a video located on Verizon's own Facebook page. Unfortunately, the Brigade is only briefly shown in the video, and doesn't really disclose anything about it we didn't already know, such as it having a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2MP autofocus camera with LED flash, MIL Specs 810F, 2.9" 400x240 pixel internal display, 1.9" PMOLED external display, EVDO Rev A, and supports microSDHC cards up to 16GB. We're not sure why the Brigade has been delayed, as it was intended to come out in Q4 2009, but hopefully it will be out before too long.

Casio G'zOne Brigade Hands-On | Specifications

source: Facebook/Verizon (video)

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10 Comments

1. JocularJester

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

"...allusive Verizon PTT phones that we HAVE seen and read about..."

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

up... if it has rev-a vzw will force a data plan on it. "Multimedia" is exactly what someone wanting a military spec phone needs it for... could it be for the full qwerty so they could text their children and the PTT for work.... nah... they want the 9.99 data plan they won't use.

3. trevor83

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Really? Just like the other Rev A rugged phones require data plans? Do some homework before posting. The Rev A is there so the PTT works. Verizon does not require data plans on their Rev A PTT phones.

4. thetwiztidfreak

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 03, 2009

people always have to bash VZW even if they have NO idea what they are talking about.

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

but this is a full qwerty phone. and the boulders and the rock were released before the new "multimedia" plans were added. This has a 3.2m camera, an PMOLED 240x400 screen... watch it happen. Just remember I called it. If it doesn't happen i will be surprised, and I will actually get it for my sister in law who destroys phones.

7. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It does not require data. I talked to the PCD rep about it. Does not require data, because of government pricing, mandatory data plans are not part of the contract so the system will not auto add features. Thus why Verizon and other carriers PTT phones don't require it. No data plan folks.

9. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

TY sinfulta!!!! I wanted an answer... so now i know which phone I am buying my sisters-in-law... aka the destoyers of phones

10. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I believe this will fall in the required data bin, most of the places I've read say it will.

5. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

isn't this video old? i could swear i saw it on youtube a week or so ago.

8. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It's been delayed because PCD can't get their $%^ together when it comes to releasing phones on a timely basis. Remember when LG transitioned from the EnV2 to 3, or the Voyager to the EnVT? Pretty decent simultaneous launch where both phones were available. Now think of how long it took to transition from the Boulder to the Rock. Months of nothing. They make great mil spec phones, but man alive it takes forever for them to release them.

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