Verizon Launches G'zOne Phone For Adventurers

Posted: Nov 19 2009, 10:50am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:37pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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Are you a rock climber? An avid fisher, hunter, hiker, or climber? Since you're reading this website, the answer to this question is probably 'hell no'. But there must be a few of you rugged, globetrotting adventurers out there, and Verizon's just built the phone for you. It's called the G'zOne, which wins our prestigious "Worst Cell Phone Name of 2009" award.

The G'zOne is apparently pronounced Jeez_wun, which makes it no less indecipherable and ridiculous. The phone comes from Casio, makers of fine, cheap-ass wristwatches. It's built to comply with MIL-STD-810F standards for durability and comes loaded with a ton of neat features for people who leave the house occasionally.

It has an earth compass, which functions like a normal compass and allows the GPS to show the distance from and to "over 40" domestic and worldwide locations. Sure, the odds that one of those 40 locations is your destination are fairly slim, but it still makes a good navigational tool. The G'zOne also packs a walking counter, which is a pedometer that measures energy consumption too, as well as a thermometer. It also comes loaded with an astro calendar, sunrise and sunset timer, and tidal graph generator.

In terms of hardware, the G'zOne packs a 2.0 MP camera, microSD slot for up to a 16 GB card, and a front-facing stereo speakerphone. It costs $199.99 (AFTER a $50 rebate) with a 2 year agreement. For more info, check out Verizon's website.

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