Verizon Wireless launches the rugged G'zOne Type-S

Verizon Wireless launches the G'zOne Type-S

Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wirelesshas just announced that it will be the exclusive provider of the Casio G'zOne Type-S rugged cell phone, starting tomorrow. A successor to the Type-V handset it debuted a year ago, the Type-S is much smaller and has a more streamlined designed, but it was still made with the same military-grade specifications. According to Verizon and Casio, it is able to withstand extreme humidity, three feet of water for up to 30 minutes, and drops from about five feet; it can also resist dust as fine as silica flour. It certainly looks rugged, too, with its sturdy build and shock-absorbent rubber packaging. As a Verizon phone, it also comes with several Verizon applications, like the Verizon's Get It Now mobile Web browser, instant messaging, and support for VZ Navigator, Verizon's location-based service. A definite upgrade from the Type-V is the inclusion of Bluetooth support, though the move from a 2.0-megapixel to a VGA camera is small yet important downgrade. It'll be available nationwide starting tomorrow for about $149.99 after a $50 rebate and a two-year service agreement. We have the phone in our hands right now, and we'll give you a full review of this rugged phone shortly. Stay tuned!

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Find Your Tech Type

Take our tech personality quiz and enter for a chance to win* high-tech specs!