Verizon Wireless and Casio will offer the CASIO G'zOne Commando Android 2.2 smartphone with military specs. Here is more info on this new Android phone:
The Casio Commando is ideal for the business environment, especially for fields such as construction, transportation, manufacturing, utilities and healthcare. Workers in hazardous environments, such as construction sites, warehouses and factory floors, need a smartphone that has the capability to download blueprints, files and pictures; update project plans; access field force management, inventory access and corporate applications; and capture signatures.
? Android 2.2 ? Meets 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 and audible turn-by-turn directions ? Mobile Hotspot capable-share 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
? G?zGear operates in eight modes o Earth Compass ? Functions as a standard compass, the GPS shows the distance and direction to several domestic and international landmarks, including Yosemite National Park and Mt. Everest. o Walking Counter ? Measures steps, distance and energy consumption, and total steps for the day, week or month. It also provides virtual treks for famous North American trails and roads including Mt. Kilimanjaro, Annapurna Circuit, Torres Del Paine Circuit, John Muir Trail and Transcontinental o Adventure Training ? Takes training to a new level by allowing users to run with virtual opponents, like world-record holders, wild animals, or their own best personal performance stored in the training history. o Trip Memory ? Plots and records outdoor activities along with location information to share with friends and family on Twitter and Facebook. o Tides ? Showcases the tidal graph for the day; time of tide ebb and flow; and current, past and future sea tide levels. GPS displays the nearest location map. o Thermometer ? Displays current temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit with numeric and graphic thermometer readings and compares the current temperature across multiple locations. o Sun / Moon ? Checks the time of the next sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset, and tracks the moon phases for your current location. o Star Gazer ? Utilizes GPS to display the stars and constellation names based on the current season and time.
Pricing and availability:
? The CASIO G?zOne Commando will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on April 28 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. CASIO G?zOne Commando customers will need to subscribe to a data plan. Unlimited data plans are available to customers starting at $29.99 monthly access.