Verizon Scores the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE
Verizon Wireless today announced the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE, an update to last year's model. The Commando is a fully ruggedized Android smartphone that can withstand shock, dust, water, fog, sand, and extreme temperatures. It features Casio's G'zWorld app and Gz'Gear sensor for mapping and interacting with the outside world, and can provide information on tides, constellations, barometric pressure, and more. The device has an 8-megapixel camera that can record 1080p HD video and slow-motion video. It also has a 1.3-megapixel camera facing the user for video chats and self portraits. The touch display measures 4 inches, had 800 x 480 pixels, is protected by Gorilla Glass 2, and features Glove Mode, which allows the Commando to be used when wearing gloves. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and supports microSD cards up to 64GB. The Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE is a global device, and goes on sale June 27 for $99.99 after $50 mail-in rebate.
DeWalt Debuts MD501 Rugged Smartphone
DeWalt recently announced the MD501, a fully rugged Android smartphone aimed at those who work outdoors. DeWalt is not making the device itself; instead, it partnered with Global Mobile Communications to make the device.
Verizon Debuts LG Optimus Zone 3 for Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today revealed the LG Optimus Zone 3, an inexpensive Android handset for those who prefer prepaid services. This simple smartphone picks up where the 2014 Zone 2 left off.
Motorola Droid Turbo Boasts 48-Hour Battery Life
Motorola and Verizon Wireless today announced the Droid Turbo, a high-end handset that claims to offer two days of battery life. The Droid Turbo's design is in keeping with Droids past and comes in several finishes, including metallic fiber and ballistic nylon.
CAT's Latest Handset Is a Rugged Android Slate
CAT today announced the S40, a new rugged handheld for those who need a tough, waterproof phone. The CAT S40 features a hardened exterior (mil-spec 810G) that can handle drops from 6 feet as well as protect against water and dust intrusion.
Blu Vivo Air LTE Measures 5.1mm Thick
Blu updated the Vivo Air today to include 4G LTE for AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM providers. The Vivo Air LTE is machined from aluminum and maintains a slim profile at 5.1mm thick.
It looks like a PTT key, although I'm not sure the phone supports that service at the moment.
Curious about the OS