Verizon Wireless and Casio offers the Casio G’zOne Brigade
Both Verizon Wireless and Casio have teamed up to bring to the masses a water resistant as well as shockproof handset that ought to be able to go through thick and thin with you – we’re talking about the Casio G’zOne Brigade cellphone here. Touted to be the perfect device for business customers who are heavily involved in industries such as construction, public safety and utilities, the Casio G’zOne Brigade is no slouch when it comes to existing in harsh working environments without compromising on its cellular technology when you need it the most. Apart from being able to make and receive calls and text messages, the Casio G’zOne Brigade sports a QWERTY keyboard to get those messages out fast, an HTML browser just in case you want to catch up on the latest happenings via a mobile news portal, and a Document Viewer for reviewing Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and PDFs. Oh yeah, with Push to Talk capabilities built in, you will be able to leverage Verizon Wireless’ 3G network for fast two-way communication (at a fee, of course).
The tough Casio G’zOne Brigade is also sensitive to those who have an eye for detail and fashion as well, since you will be able to pull it out of your pocket proudly as it comes in Matte Black with a unique crocodile texture exterior for enhanced grip. The horizontal clamshell design is tough to withstand most drops and falls without breaking a swear, while it also knows you want to play thanks to a 3.2-megapixel camera equipped with flash, video capture capability as well as LED lighting. Snapping photos is also a, well, snap (pardon the pun) since it comes with Best Shot capability, boasting half a dozen presets to capture the best looking image possible under the current conditions. Clear Talk has been included for superior sound quality, while the handset is water, shock, dust, immersion, vibration, humidity, salt fog, altitude, high and low temperature storage, and solar radiation resistant conforming to MIL-STD-810F.
If you are interested in picking it up, the Casio G’zOne Brigade will retail for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate as long as you agree to a new two-year customer agreement. All rebates will come in the form of a debit card, and upon receipt, customers will be able to use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. You might want to consider purchasing the data package starting from $9.99 monthly for 25MB to get the most out of your new handset, while Push to Talk will cost $5 per month per line.