If you’re looking for a phone that you can drop from a helicopter, then pick up and probably make a call with, you may already be familiar with Casio and their G’zone devices. The rugged gear may not turn heads with their hardware specs, but it may survive more bumps and falls than you or I ever will.
This isn’t first of its kind available to Verizon, and Casio has been making tough devices for quite some time. We first heard about this device about two weeks ago, and now it’s here. The full press release is available on the Verizon press site, but we’ll run down the bullet points:
- 4-inch WVGA 480×800 TFT LCD screen
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB Memory
- 1800mAh Li-ion battery
- Android 4.0
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
- 8MP rear camera
The G’zone is resistant to water, drops of up to 1.5m, and various other life issues like vibration or blowing rain. Yeah, they cover all their bases with this guy, don’t they?
Perhaps the saving grace here is Verizon’s LTE network, which the G’zone operates using the 700MHz spectrum. It’s also got tons of other proprietary services for outdoor activities, which is clearly who this is geared toward. While much of what is baked in can be found on the Play Store in one way or another (Ocean tidewatcher, compass), you can’t beat rugged hardware like this.
So, what do you say? Interested? Ever wanted to drop kick your phone, then make a call? We’d get one for our drop test, but that would be boring.