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The Casio G'zOne Brigade is a rugged flip/clamshell smartphone featuring a MIL-STD-810F rating.

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ruggedized design up to military spec

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full physical QWERTY keyboard

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3.2MP autofocus camera with LED flash

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Speakerphone is excellent with a loud audible speaker

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push to talk functionality

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document viewer can display PDF files, Microsoft Office documents

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

limited functionality besides document viewing

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Keypad lock feature re-engages constantly and has no apparent override capability.

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Centrally-located main button gets hit constantly by any case or when in pocket.

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poor QWERTY key layout

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HTML browser does not always display all page contents-- window filters some content for its display and not all links activate correctly.

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Settings are not "one-button" intuitive; must use the left option button to open edit windows.

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Casio G'zOne Brigade is a rugged flip/clamshell smartphone featuring a MIL-STD-810F rating, which means that it is resistant to water, humidity, salt, dust, extreme temperatures, solar radiation, fog, and altitude. It was released through Verizon Wireless and is the first ultra-rugged G’zOne phone to sport a full QWERTY keyboard. Included with the Brigade is a slew of office products like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and even support for PDF files. The Brigade also handles both music (V CAST Music) and movies (V CAST Video), as well as GPS (VZ Navigator). Additional features include a 3.2MP autofocus camera with an LED flash, and a microSD memory card slot for extra storage space.

  • Rugged Smartphone
  • Military Rating
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • V CAST Music/Video
  • VZ Navigator
  • Autofocus Cam
  • microSD Expansion
  • Document Viewer
  • Microsoft Office
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05/08/2011 11:29

this phone looks awesome and really durable cant wait to get it

05/08/2011 11:28

I want this phone so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06/25/2010 03:58

It is not a SmartPhone, but it is a good durable phone suited for harsh conditions. It could use a more intuitive menu and interface layout. Dual/multi-function buttons are confusing. I don't like that all custom media like ringtones, backgrounds, games, etc., are only available through one of Verizon's subscription plans. There does not seem to be any ability to manage internal files on the phone in any useful way. I just got the USB data-connect cable ($30!), and will see if there is any way to manage things via that cable from a PC. Jury is still out.

Andrew Kairis
02/25/2010 03:24

and all of the where to buy sites have NO-THING
Price grabber only has casio WRIST WATCHES

Andrew Kairis
02/25/2010 03:23

ok so does the document viewer only allow one to view or can you do mild excel editing? (I track my MPG and odometer, could i just key that into a cell or no?

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