Smartphone for the outdoors folks
Verizon Wireless has announced that it has landed a new rugged smartphone for the user wanting to use Android in a package that will survive the outdoors. The new phone is called the Casio G'zOne Commando and has most of the features that you expect to find on an Android smartphone. The device has a mobile office inside with security for corporate email, WiFi, and more.
The smartphone has XT9 and T9 trace for input for efficient typing and has a menu that can be customized. The smartphone has eight nodes of operation that are designed around an active outdoor life. It has an acceleration sensor, temperature sensor and more. The phone will work well for professions where connectivity is needed in a device that can survive a worksite.
The Commando runs Android 2.2 and needs military standard 810G for water immersion, rain, shock, and dust resistance. The camera on the smartphone is a 5MP autofocus unit and it can capture video and it also has a LED light. The high-security settings are important for securing corporate email. WiFi at 802.11b/g/n speeds is supported along with stereo Bluetooth and GPS with turn-by-turn navigation.
The smartphone can also act as a mobile hotspot to connect up to five WiFi devices when needed. Other features include a digital compass, walking counter, adventure training, trip memory, tides, thermometer, sun/moon, and star gazer app. The smartphone will hit on April 28 with a price of $199.99 with a new contract and a data plan.