Home  ›  News  ›

Casio G'zOne Coming to Verizon

Article Comments  67  

Mar 9, 2006, 11:39 AM   by (staff)

updated  The FCC today approved the Casio Hitachi NX9200, the U.S. version of Casio's popular G'zOne phone. The phone, which takes both styling and engineering cues from Casio's G-Shock watch line, sports a Verizon logo in FCC documents. The Japanese G'zOne is a water-and-shock resistant, clamshell CDMA phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, and digital compass. The U.S. version adds EV-DO high-speed data and a stub antenna. Casio and Hitachi merged their phone operations in 2004. Although they make phones for all major Japanese carriers, the G'zOne - introduced in Japan with KDDI in May 2005 - has been a runaway success. The company brought the G'zOne to Korea in December, around the same time reports surfaced of the company trying to enter the U.S. market.


This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.


Mar 15, 2006, 1:50 PM


Does anyone know if this phone will contain the new Verizon UI, or be blessed with it's own?
it has the verizon UI, the red one, just like other EV-DO phones.

Apr 5, 2006, 4:30 AM

sweet lookiing phone

when is this phone coming to the US market?

does anybody know that the phone will have bluetooth?

Mar 9, 2006, 1:54 PM

Water resistant???

It says water resistant, but how much water resistant will it be. Living in the Pacific Northwest this could be a GREAT feature. I get so sick of explaining that water damage is not covered by the manufactures warranty.
I don't remember the specifics, but the Asian version can be SUBMERGED.

It was something like to like 1 meter for a half hour, but its safe to say it would survive the worst rainstorm we have (I'm in Portland).
Taken from the English link above:

"Even when the handset is left for approximately 30 minutes at the bottom of a 1m deep tank containing still tap water at room temperature, water does not penetrate the handset, and it continues to function as a p...

Mar 12, 2006, 12:00 PM

When does this phone come out?

I need to upgrade from my LG 6100. I like this phone and the RAZR. Are there any other good phones coming out? Whats the best VZW out now?

I need an awesome speakerphone, ok camera, small and light-weight.

Mar 9, 2006, 12:23 PM

I dont like this.. becuase....

casio's are not very good in my view, but more importantly is that it has 1xrtt. why dont they just put ev-do on it and slowly get rid of 1xrtt?
ehh, it's been good in Japan, maybe it will be here. EVDO isn't set up to make voice calls, and since vzw is wanting to use EV for data only I don't think they will.. who knows tho. Kinda a funky lookin phone, but will be good for people who spends lo...
Technically, I didn't say the U.S. version isn't EV-DO, just that the Japanese one is 1xRTT.

There are hints in the FCC docs that the U.S. version will have EV-DO, but the hints are in places that are historically unreliable, so I'm not comfortable...
My mistake. The U.S. version definitely does have EV-DO.
nextel18 said:
casio's are not very good in my view, but more importantly is that it has 1xrtt. why dont they just put ev-do on it and slowly get rid of 1xrtt?

In what burst of divine brilliance did you come up wit...

Mar 9, 2006, 12:05 PM


that fits in with verizons line up 🤣
ohh don't be like that gunny, u know u want one
gunny said:
that fits in with verizons line up 🤣

Why, Gunny? Because it's unique and quirky, and doesn't come across as another Samsung silver flip clone? I like it.

Mar 10, 2006, 10:27 AM

looks great for the hard on phone people

I'm excited to get this thing to sell to customers. When I have the nextel people switch to VZW they always want something durable. Well nothing on Verizon compares to the toughness of a nextel phone... So this will be a great selling point, esp a phone you can get soaked and not worry about breaking it.

Looks pretty sweet too. Screw the compass though, they just need the GPS like the mot 325.

Mar 9, 2006, 3:18 PM


Anyone have any idea/guess when this might hit Verizon's shelves based on other new phones? Are we talking days, weeks, months?
Not days or weeks... 😉

Mar 9, 2006, 12:08 PM

thought and question

I think this might be of interest to many customers because it has a different look. Even though it is still a clamshell - I think it might stand out from some of the others.

My question is - why does one picture show an antenna on the phone and the other does not? I wonder which one it will actually be?
I belive that outer bar is an accessory that allows you to clip/attach the phone to something. You can see the screw on the side where you can take it off of the phone.
The left (red) one is actually the Japanese version. The FCC docs didn't have a good photo of the front - only one good enough to confirm this is the same design.

The right one is an actual photo of the FCC-approved U.S. version, so as you can see ...

Mar 9, 2006, 7:25 PM

Link to details of the Japanese version (in English)

http://www.au.kddi.com/english/product/lineup/gzone/ ... »

Obviously it will be different when it gets here and is put through the Verizon de-contenting process.

Mar 9, 2006, 1:41 PM


Looks sweet, could we get it in GSM with no antenna please? Thanks.. ;)
jcheek said:
Looks sweet, could we get it in GSM with no antenna please? Thanks.. ;)

No you may not.
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to news & reviews with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Threads Follow @phonescoop on Mastodon Phone Scoop on Facebook Follow on Instagram



All content Copyright 2001-2024 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.