Casio G’zOne Ravine 2 arrives on Verizon Wireless

Phones these days are rather fragile things – especially those of the smartphone variety, Gorilla Glass or not. I know for sure, because when my HTC Desire S dropped on the floor from waist height, the screen just cracked (apart from my heart, of course). Well, if you are like me and tend to have this invisible layer of butter around your fingers that seem to “activate” itself whenever you are holding something valuable, perhaps it is time you start to look for something more durable. Verizon Wireless has just the thing in their bag of tricks with the Casio G’zOne Ravine 2.
Not only is this clamshell handset compact, but it is really durable to boot. For starters, it was designed and developed with outdoor enthusiasts and field workers in mind, where it will also support global roaming so that you can virtually use it in over 200 countries world wide.

Capable of withstanding even the most extreme conditions (I wonder whether those with a lower constitution would be able to outlast the phone), the Casio G’zOne Ravine 2 will also come with the popular G’zGEAR software that is capable of operating in seven modes in order to enhance the active-driven lifestyle. It doesn’t matter whether you bring this hiking with you, camping outdoors for weeks on end or at the construction site – it is tough enough to handle dust and errant sprinkles. Shocks and drops? Nothing of that sort will have it in awe.
To put it in a nutshell, the Casio G’zOne Ravine 2 will meet military standards 810G for immersion, water, shock and dust resistant, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and low and high temperature storage, and has a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes. Use it like a walkie talkie thanks to the Push-to-Talk capability, and the 3.2 megapixel camera does its job decently for casual shoots. You will be able to bring home the Casio G’zOne Ravine 2 from November 17th onwards, where it will retail for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, after signing up for a new two-year contract, of course.
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