It’s an Android press release bonanza with Sprint launching the Nexus S 4G and Verizon announcing both the Incredible 2 and the Casio G’zOne Commando.
Casio has produced a long series of rugged G’zOne handsets, most of which offered a rugged chassis, push to talk and a feature phone operating system. The Commando is the first G’zOne handset to move from feature phone to smartphone and keep the series rugged good looks.
The Commando is an Android handset which includes many of the standard Android features such as mobile hotspot and gmail as well as the following:
- Military Standards 810G for Immersion, Rain, Shock and Dust Resistant, Vibration, Salt Fog, Humidity, Solar Radiation, Altitude, Low and High Temperature Storage
- 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, still photo, video capture, LED light
- High-security encryption for corporate email
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
- Stereo Bluetooth
- VZ Navigator for GPS with voice turn-by-turn directions
- Mobile Hotspot capable-share 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- eight modes of operation including Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Adventure Training, Trip Memory, Tides, Thermometer, Sun / Moon and Star Gazer
- Android 2.2
The CASIO G’zOne Commando will be available online starting April 28 and will set you back $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. As with other Verizon smartphones, the G’zOne will require an unlimited data plan for $29.99 per month. Any takers?