Verizon Wireless launched the Casio G’zOne Commando, a new, rugged smartphone. The Casio G’zOne Commando builds upon the G’zOne line of ruggedized phones long offered by Verizon by adding a 3.7-inch touchscreen and the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone operating system.
The G’zOne Commando has all the rugged qualities one would expect from G’zOne device, meeting military spec standards for immersion, rain, shock and dust resistance, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and low and high temperature storage. The Commando has a 5 megapixel camera complete with autofocus and an LED flash. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS capabilities round out the spec sheet.
The Commando runs Android 2.2 Froyo as its base operating system. On top of that, it has custom software called G’zGEAR that is designed to appeal to the outdoors lifestyle set. An enhanced compass, pedometer, adventure training module, trip recorder, tide monitor, thermometer, sun and moon dial, and star gazing app are included with the G’zGEAR package.
The G’zOne Commando will be available from Verizon Wireless on April 28 for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement.