Casio's Rugged Brigade Marching to Verizon Later this Year
Today Verizon Wireless showed off a new Casio G'zOne device called the Brigade. This mil-spec rugged device is a sideways clamshell that has both a numeric keypad on the front and a full QWERTY keyboard inside with larger display. It also offers push-to-talk capabilities in addition to having a 3 megapixel, camera with flash, microSD card support, 2.5mm headset jack, dedicated music and messaging keys, Bluetooth and 3G for data. Verizon Wireless said the Brigade would be available in time for the holidays. Pricing wasn't disclosed.
from Verizon Wireless
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Painful to look at...
Some spoiled 16 yo complaining that her fancy new touchscreen broke after two weeks, and "companies should make their phones stronger so I don't have to care." Force her to get this one ...
This new brigade does look quite exciting b...
a ruggedized env
Hopefully it'll be submersible like the other casio phones? Compared to the Convoy, which looks like a ruggedized LG8360. Good phone, but really whats the point of a ruggedized phone if it isn't water resistant? Thats why people got the boulder instead of the adventure, even though the adventure was a better device. This kind of customer wants water resistance.
looks good but....
By the way the Boulder has an OTA update in the stream version 18. I dont know what it did but it seems to sound a little better then V 15 ( louder and cleaner ). I have the "older Boulder"
Mine on day one
All you other candy asses can rock your iphones and droids this phone for me! Step aside son!
Casio phones and Verizon PTT are for Nextel wannabe's.
Can you hear me...yet?