Clumsy enough that you know that you should begin to tread into rugged phone territory for your next purchase? Well Verizon is looking to help you out in that department with possibly the ugliest Android phone we’ve ever seen, the Casio Commando.
The Commando was spotted in the leaked Verizon Roadmap yesterday, but pictures of the device have been floating around for some time now. The water-resistant Android 2.2 toting handset ships with an 800 MHz CPU, 3.7 inch display, 3G EVDO Rev A, WiFi, along with an earth compass, thermometer, and other outdoors-y, rugged, nature-defying features.
It looks as if Casio wanted to make the most extreme looking Android phone to date, and it’ll definitely catch some eyes. Likely not in a good way, though. Verizon was smart enough to not allow the Droid name adorn this handset. We’d like the say that the Commando is the answer to the Motorola Defy, but it looks like it’s carving its own weird place in the rugged phone world. Aesthetics aside, there will be a market for this thing, as there are plenty of people out there who want a smartphone, but can’t hold on to their feature phone without dropping it.
If you’re all thumbs, would you consider the Commando when it hits Verizon shelves? We couldn’t imagine it will run you much money, and who knows, maybe Casio is onto something. Or not.