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Casio: We’re ready for competition in the smart watch space

Casio: We're ready for competition in the smart watch space

Casio won’t give up easily. In an interview with the New York Times, the Japanese company’s CEO Kazuo Kashio sent a clear message to all contenders to this space: “we’re prepared.” He noted that “suddenly, everyone’s discovered the wrist,” adding that they’ve “known for a long time it’s prime real estate.” Casio is one of…

NEC Pulls Out Of Smartphone Market, Will Continue Feature Phone and Tablet Development

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NEC has announced that it is pulling out of the smartphone business today, citing a downward slide in smartphone sales in an increasingly competitive smartphone market. NEC will still continue to produce tablets, and is focusing on its “Social Solutions Business,” which focuses on information and communications technologies. The company will still support recently released…

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE Coming To Verizon On June 27th

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Verizon and Casio aren’t messing around. Casio’s super rugged extreme-sports ready G’zOne Commando 4G LTE is soon to be offered on Verizon’s network. The device sports mid-range specs, and sports an almost indestructible design. The Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and touts a 4-inch TFT…

Casio Commando 4G LTE coming to Verizon

Casio Commando 4G LTE coming to Verizon

Looks like Verizon Wireless is preparing to add another rugged Casio smartphone to its portfolio. The upcoming Casio Commando 4G LTE has been leaked by EVLeaks, which unfortunately doesn’t say anything about the release date. Moreover, we’ve no idea what kind of hardware this phone hides under the hood and can only hope the Japanese…

Casio working on a smart watch

Casio working on a smart watch

Looks like Casio is preparing to enter the smart watch space with a new G-Shock model that will enable users to control their smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0. This, of course, is everything but a new concept with companies like Sony (with its SmartWatch) and Pebble already offering similar products. According to The Korea Herald, the…

Verizon’s Casio G’zOne Commando updated with push-to-talk capability and a number of bug fixes

Verizon's Casio G'zOne Commando updated with push-to-talk capability and a number of bug fixes

Verizon Wireless and Casio released a new update for the rugged G’zOne Commando Android smartphone. Firmware version C771M100 brings a number of improvements, most notably free push-to-talk capability. In addition, there are other changes included as well, such as: Google Mobile Services has been updated to Gingerbread R8. Improvements in security with the latest Google…

Verizon Wireless unveils Casio G’zOne Ravine 2

Verizon Wireless unveils Casio G'zOne Ravine 2

Roughly a year after the original Casio G’zOne Ravine was announced, Verizon Wireless unveiled its successor, simply named G’zOne Ravine 2. Keeping it up with its roots, the new Ravine is also a tough, rugged device, made to meet military specifications for immersion, water, shock, dust, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and low…

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