Casio G’zOne Boulder: Mil-Spec Mobile Phone

Casio G’zOne Boulder Specifications

  • Display: 2.0″ TFT LCD (Main), 1.2″ MSTN LCD (Sub)
  • Pixel Format: 240×320 (Main), 96×96 (Sub)
  • Camera: 1.3MP (can be ordered with camera)
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Connectivity: EV-DO Rev. A, CDMA, Bluetooth
  • External Storage: microSD (up to 8GB)
  • SAR: 1.04W/kg (Head), 0.489W/kg (Body)
  • Colors: Silver, Orange
  • Audio Support: MP3, WMA, Unprotected AAC & AAC+
  • Other: Flashlight, Electronic Compass, A-GPS, Mil-Spec, Speakerphone
  • Battery: 214 min (Talk), 63 hours (Standby)
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.0 x 0.9″
  • Weight: 4.9oz
  • Availability: Mid-August, 2008
  • Price: US$129.99 after $50 MIR with 2 year agreement

Casio G'zOne Boulder: Mil-Spec Mobile Phone

PhoneNews: For those that rely on gadgets to be durable, and I mean really durable, rather than pretty, Casio has something that might interest you. Casio has introduced its G’zOne Boulder mobile phone that is Mil-Spec compliant and eschews shock, dust and water. You’ll need to be on a CDMA network for the Boulder to work with EV-DO Rev. A capability. The one question that I have is regarding the durability of the Boulder is the 2.0″ TFT LCD main display and the 1.2″ external display. Are these LCDs ruggedized too? I sure hope so since the LCD seems to be the weakest part of the Boulder.

Casio G'zOne Boulder: Mil-Spec Mobile Phone

I don’t know if it is due to the ruggedness, or if the Boulder has a wimpy battery, but talk time is limited to 3 1/2 hours while standby is limited to just over 2 1/2 days. The Boulder can be used as a flashlight, an electronic compass and via Verizon’s VZ Navigator it can be your portable GPS. The bottomline: you’ve got needs for a ruggedized mobile phone, Casio’s Boulder is a strong contender.

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