If you were concerned about how the endless stream of high tech companies entering the watch market would affect incumbents like Casio, maybe you shouldn’t. Kazuo Kashio, CEO of Casio, fired a salvo in response to the coming barrage of competition.
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.
When it comes to Android tablets, there seems to be a winning formula. Really good specs at a really low cost. Such notable examples include the Kindle FIre HD and the Google Nexus 7, which are low cost but deliver great performance. Casio has decided to try something different by offering a mediocre tablet at an exorbitant price.
Remember the Casio G’zOne Commando, offered last year through Verizon wireless? While that particular smartphone wasn’t the most powerful device around, it was extremely rugged. Now a new FCC filing indicates that the Commando’s successor is making its way over to the United States.
The Paper Writer is one of Casio’s first notable Android tab efforts, and, while the gadget will most likely never see the light of day in US or Europe, it might actually enjoy some success over in Asia.