Looking for a smartphone not based on looks or specs, but on durability? On April 28 Verizon has you covered with the Casio G’zOne Commando, an Android smartphone with military-grade durability.
The Commando meets military standards for protection against rain, shock, dust, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, vibration, high and low temperatures and altitude. So, it’s a great phone if you spend all day in constant danger, or if your phone is prone to disasters. Even if you aren’t in the military or construction (two professions Verizon believes should want this phone), but you’re an adventurous type, the Commando has you covered. The phone comes with an Earth Compass to tell you direction, and where a number of national and international landmarks are. Finally, a way to find out just how far I am from Mount Everest at all times. There’s also apps for taking virtual hikes via a walking counter, tide charts, sun/moon calendars and star gazing.
The Casio G’zOne Commando runs Android 2.2, and is said to have high-security encryption for your corporate email. The only specs mentioned are the 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, WiFi, Mobile Hotspot and Stereo Bluetooth. It will be available on Verizon Wireless on April 28 for $199.99.