Home » Uncategorized » The Casio G’zOne is back on Verizon with Ravine variant
gzone-is-back

The Casio G’zOne is back on Verizon with Ravine variant

Wait a minute. They still make Casio G’zOne phones? What is this? 2008? Believe it or not, these phones are still very much around and they even have a new version coming down the chute in the form of the Casio G’zOne Ravine with Verizon Wireless.

In a day and age where nearly everyone wants a smartphone, this is an interesting release, especially considering the $150 (after $50 mail-in rebate) price that they want along with a two-year contract. That’s about the same amount of money you’d spend on a much more powerful device with way more functionality.

The kicker, I suppose, is the ruggedness. The G’zOne Ravine will resist dust, shock, humidity, altitude, salt, extreme temperatures, water, and your standard suite of abuse. The core features are a little dated, though, with a 3.2MP camera, voice recorder, and multiple messaging options.

There must still be a market for this kind of thing, since the delicate touchscreens of modern smartphones aren’t exactly the most rugged of things.

[Mobile Burn via IntoMobile]

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.

  • http://Enteryourwebsite... John B

    You’re missing the point on the cost comparison with smart phones. Over the two year comittment, this phone is $720 cheaper than any Verizon smart phone. I have an ipod touch – I don’t need all that stuff. I just want a phone – and I don’t have to put this one in a plastic bag when I run or bike in the rain.