This morning, Verizon made the Casio G’z0ne Commando 4G LTE official as their next in a line of rugged, outdoor phones. It’s more of a follow-up to the original Commando in that it’s still able to withstand shock, water, dust, salt fog, and humid conditions, but also connects via 4G LTE.
The Commando 4G LTE carries an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and a multi-sensor tool for updating barometric readings, sun/moon displays, temperature comparisons, and finding your way with a compass. Again, it’s an outdoor companion as a smartphone.
The newest Casio G’z0ne will be available June 27 (this Thursday) for $99 after $50 mail-in-rebate. (more…)
Oh boy, if you had plans on picking up one of this year’s top flagship devices from either Samsung or HTC, this might change everything. /s A new press render has leaked from the ever-so-reliable @evleaks Twitter account, showing Verizon’s upcoming Casio Commando 4G LTE. As a recap, we have seen this device pictured a few times when it made a stop at the FCC. As far as we know, the device does in fact support 4G LTE, but past that not much is known in terms of specs. We know it will definitely be water and dust resistant, but probably won’t beat out any notable devices in a benchmark. But hey, that’s not the point. (more…)
The Casio G’z0ne Commando rugged line of smartphones has been enough of an underground success that Verizon is on the verge of carrying its newest family member, the G’z0ne Commando 811. Fitted with 4G LTE, dual-cameras, microSD card slot, and a removable battery, this looks every bit as rugged as its older brother. The Commando 811, which stopped off at the FCC, is dust, water, and shock resistant, making it the ultimate outdoors and action sports smartphone – at least that’s how it’ll be sold. (more…)
Casio G-zOne Commando device owners, be on the lookout. Verizon is pushing an update to your ultra-durable tank phone. The update includes some bug fixes for the push-to-talk feature of the device, the Mobile IM application has been completely removed (hooray for less bloat), and the Desk Cradle application has been updated for bug fixes as well.
Sure, it may not be an Ice Cream Sandwich update, but at least you can rest assured that if you drop this device, it will never die.
For a semi-random and outdoors-inspired Android phone made by Casio, you have to be thrilled with the amount of updates it has received (this would be the 4th). While it will never have the specs or name recognition to keep up with the big wigs, the G’z0ne Commando is updated with the best of them.
This morning, a new update as build C771M110 has been approved by Verizon and we would assume will start to rollout within the next week or so. Included in the update you will find better push-to-talk functionality, GPS enhancements, email improvements, bloatware updates and more. And I know I say this every time this phone is the topic at hand, but doesn’t this phone just make you want to go out and get dirty?
The update will be 28MB in size. More info.
Talk about a day of Verizon updates, right? First we received word from a number of readers that both RAZRs and the XOOM LTE were seeing new builds. Then we noticed that the XYBOARD tablets were also scheduled to receive their first updates within the next couple of days. And now another reader awoke to a nice Casio G’z0ne Commando update that gives him push-to-talk abilities.
He said that the update only bumped him to Android 2.3.3, but you can tell that Verizon slipped in enough bug fixes to make this pretty significant. And the fact that they added push-to-talk after the phone has been on the market for so long is actually very cool. Who knew you could add such a service so far down the road. Why they didn’t release the phone with push-to-talk from the beginning is beyond me – seems like it would have been another selling point.
The update is 35.9MB in size.
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.