Casio Exilim for Verizon Now Official, with 3x Optical Zoom
Verizon Wireless today launched the Casio Exilim phone. The high-end camera phone borrows Casio's brand for standalone cameras, and combines a rare 3x optical zoom lens with a 5.1 megapixel sensor. The camera is also auto-focus and has a flash. It is also water-resistant, meeting military specs for water immersion, humidity, salt–fog, shock, vibration, dust, sun, altitude, and temperature. Other features include EVDO Rev. A Data, memory card slot, 180-degree rotating display, stereo Bluetooth, and HTML web browser. The Exilim phone is available today for $279.99 after $50 online discount, with 2-year contract.
Hands On with Casio's Android Wear Watch
Casio is finally getting into the proper smartwatch game with an Android Wear watch, in the form of the creatively-named "Smart Outdoor Watch". Weirdly, it doesn't don the G-Shock brand, but it's clearly of that lineage.
Kyocera's New Flagship Rugged Android Phone is the DuraForce Pro
Kyocera today announced the DuraForce Pro, its new rugged Android phone. The DuraForce is positioned as a significantly upgraded replacement for both the DuraForce and the Brigadier models, and comes in versions both with and without CDMA.
Asus Announces ZenFone 3 Zoom with Dual Cameras, Huge Battery
Asus today announced the ZenFone 3 Zoom, a new "optical zoom" phone that uses two cameras, much like the iPhone 7 Plus. Both the standard and 2.3x zoom cameras are 12-megapixel.
Casio's First Android Wear Watch Defines Ruggedness
Casio today announced the WSD-F10, the company's first foray into the modern smartwatch market. Casio has long made rugged, outdoorsy watches, and the F10 looks to entice outdoor adventurers who might be seeking more than just a timepiece.
Are they kidding about the price?
I mean really... in this day and age with $99 iPhones.... no one has ANY business charging more than $99 for a dumbphone. Nice camera or not.
Look at the bigger picture. iphones and other smartpho...
Dumb phones do not require a data plan, meaning that carriers cannot subsidize the cost ...
Still the same lame VZW UI
It's a 5 Megapixel Waterproof Camera with a phone attached!
Your $99 iPhones don't have 5.1 Megapixel Cameras with an optical Zoom, powerful Flash, and Water Resistance or even just plain ruggedness. Yes, their nice playthings, but I need something that isn't going to explode with screen glass and electronic parts if it slips out of my hand while I am using it.
$280??? Does military specs and a 5 megapixel warrant that price point???
The phone also sports a full html browser, and evdo rev a data (making it great for tethering).
We'll see how it sells. We've sold countle...
Didn't Samsung already do this...with the Flip Shot?
Plus, the 280.00 price on contract is a little steep.
This is also an optiocal zoom, a full HTML browser, and EVDO-RevA speeds.
The flipshot was also really expensive (200+) for the majority of time it was out on verizon's network.
Oh, and pa...