Every time I type the words “Casio g’z0ne Commando” I feel like throwing on some wet gear, boots, CamelBak, and crushing the wilderness. It just looks like some kind of a “man” phone. Funny thing is, our reader who tipped us to the update said that “his wife’s” phone is the one that received it.
So what’s included? A security patch, better proximity sensor interaction, native email app fixes, Netflix compatibility added, and 3D city downloads through VZ Navigator.
The rugged Casio G’z0ne Commando is scheduled to receive its Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update in the very near future. A friend just sent over this support document that details the upgrade before it goes live on Verizon’s site. For the most part, the update looks like a bug fixer, but we know that 2.3 will make it buttery smooth just as it did the Thunderbolt.
For those of you running wild in the woods with a Commando by your side, be sure to get to an area that has service soon so that your phone can get in on the GB party.
Just 2 weeks ago, one of our astute readers noticed that full retail prices on smartphones at Verizon seemed to have dropped significantly over night, leading many of us to wonder if this was the new pricing model now that 1-year contracts had been eliminated. Big Red was quick to deny any connection between these lowered prices and their approach to contracts, but it is looking like this new lowered pricing is here to stay. The brand spankin’ new DROID Incredible 2 which comes out this Thursday, will launch at just $439 without a contract, according to the employee flyer you are seeing above.
While many of us weren’t excited to see 1-year contracts go, it’s hard to be too disappointed in this new approach to full retail pricing. We may only have two options when buying a phone now, but at least Big Red appears to have met us somewhere in the middle.
Change anyone’s mind on the Incredible 2?
Such a rugged beast. The Casio G’z0ne is also headed to Verizon on Thursday, April 28 for $199, making outdoor fanatics feel slightly more Bear Grylls-ish. The G’z0ne will be available for $199 on 2-year contract, meets military standards for Immersion, Rain, Shock, etc., runs Android 2.2, has a 5MP camera and is about as secure as you’ll find any phone. (more…)
Live demo units! And retail packaging! (Maybe) That’s right, the DROID Incredible 2 and the manly Casio G’z0ne are in stores awaiting their April 28 launch. And actually, you could probably sneak into a store this weekend and coerce a VZW employee into letting you play with one if you can’t wait another 6 days.
For those not familiar with the G’z0ne, this is the outdoorsy phone we broke news on just 2 days ago. It’s essentially the toughest little Android 2.2 device we’ve ever seen. If you want a full spec list for it, you can check it after the break along with a bunch of extra Incredible 2 pics. (more…)
On a semi-slow day, our inbox was just hit with a variety of rumors that we thought were worth sharing as long as you all understand these are just “rumors.” None of these have been 100% confirmed, but since they impact a couple of our closest family members, we wanted to get them out in the open. (more…)