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Casio G'zOne Commando Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.08 inches, 2.58 inches, 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 5.44 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Phone Book Capacity: 400 Entries
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 450 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 270 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Description

Product Description

This mobile phone features Bluetooth technology for wireless communication with a Bluetooth-enabled device and a 5.0MP digital camera to capture still photos. The 3G hotspot capability provides wireless Internet access for up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

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Introducing the Casio G'zOne Commando, the first G'zOne Android phone. Continuing in the rough and tough G'zOne heritage, the Commando now adds the versatility of Android for a powerful mobile experience. Rugged - with MIL-STD-810G certification - the Commando meets military standards for water, shock, and dust resistance making it perfect for any situation that life can throw at it, from the boardroom to the beach.

The Verizon G'zOne Commando

Rugged, with the versatility of an Android OS. View larger

And not only is the Commando physically secure, but all of your information stored on the device is secure as well. With Exchange Active Sync you can ensure that confidential information stays that way by setting up SSL data encryption, device password policies, remote wipe options and more. Access G'zGEAR applications like the Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Adventure Training, Thermometer, and Tide Calculator that can help you to get in touch with the outdoors and fully embrace the active, adventure-driven lifestyle.

The Verizon G'zOne Commando

Not only physically secure, with Exchange Active Sync all your information is protected. View larger

The Commando features G'zOne's powerful XT9 and T9 Trace text entry tools. XT9's patented modular architecture provides one powerful and flexible text entry platform for almost any mobile keyboard type: 12-key, 20-key, Qwerty, and touchscreens. XT9 also supports speech and handwriting recognition and can be used in any application where text is entered on a device such as SMS, email, calendar, notes, tasks, browser search boxes, and more. T9 Trace eliminates the need to "hunt and peck" keys on a touch screen panel by allowing you to simply "trace" letters to enter text. With T9 Trace, you can quickly and easily glide their finger or stylus from one letter to the next on a Qwerty or 12-key touch screen keypad.

Web-Access on the Nation's Largest 3G Network

The Commando makes it easy to browse the Web at 3G speeds on Verizon's large and reliable 3G network. The multi-window HTML browser lets you view full websites. Whether you're at home or a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can switch over and use wireless networking to gain access to an even faster Internet connection. Plus, your phone turns into a 3G mobile hotspot to connect up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Vital Statistics

The Verizon G'zOne Commando by Samsung weighs 5.45 ounces and measures 5.08 x 2.58 x 0.60 inches. It runs on Digital Dual Mode (CDMA,PCS) and EV-DO Rev.A frequencies. The standard 1460mAh lithium-ion battery offers up to 450 minutes of talk time and up to 270 hours (11 days) of standby time.

What's in the Box

Casio G'zOne Commando smartphone, standard lithium-ion battery, micro USB cable, AC adapter, getting started guide, 8GB micro SD card, preinstalled SIM card, warranty card.



Design & Hardware

  • 480 x 800 3.6" WVGA capacitive touch screen
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with XT9 and T9 Trace
  • 8GB SD card preinstalled with support for SD cards up to 32GB
  • GPS (AGPS) navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot creates a Wi-Fi hotspot that can be shared among five Wi-Fi-capable devices
  • Meets Military Standards 810G for: Immersion, Rain, Shock & Dust Resistance, Vibration, Salt Fog, Humidity, Solar Radiation, Altitude, and Low and High Temperature Storage

Camera

  • 5 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Record 720p HD video for sharing later

Multimedia

  • Supports popular audio formats such as MIDI, EVRC, EVRCB, AMR, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MPEG4, and WMA
  • Displays JPEG, PNG, GIF87a, and GIF89a photos
  • Plays H.263, H.264, and MPEG4 formatted videos
  • Full HTML Browser with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 provides more pages and better Web content delivered efficiently to your phone

OS & Software

  • Android 2.2 operating system (Froyo) with over-the-air upgrade capability for future OS releases
  • Tools: Calendar, Calculator, Flashlight, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Stop Watch, Timer
  • Bing Search and Bing Maps
  • Google mobile services including Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Calendar and Google Search
  • Email client with push support for MS Exchange and Gmail
  • Verizon V CAST enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports, weather, and live entertainment video clips
  • G’zGear apps: Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Adventure Training, Trip Memory, Thermo-meter, Tides, Sun/Moon, Star Gazer

More Features

  • Speakerphone for hands-free calls
  • Headset: 3.5mm audio jack
  • English/Spanish bilingual user interface
  • Advanced speech recognition and visual voice mail
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing aid compatibility: M4/T4
The Verizon G'zOne Commando

5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. View larger


Amazon app suite
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All the Content

Get instant access to over 23 million games, books, apps, and songs including all of the most popular Android apps and games, over 20 million songs to download or instantly stream, and over one million Kindle books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times best sellers and new releases.

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Cross-Category Search

Discover Amazon’s full selection of physical products, Kindle books, and music from a single search directly from your phone’s home screen.

Single Sign In

Enter your Amazon.com login just once to access all of Amazon Mobile Shopping, Kindle, MP3, and Amazon Appstore for Android apps, receive personalized recommendations, and interact with the Amazon digital content you already own right from your phone’s home screen.

1-Click Ordering

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004XDDOPI
  • Item model number: Commando
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,686 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Dpsammy on May 15, 2011
I have had my Commando for several days now, and really enjoy it. I am new to android and smartphones. I have an iPad, so I have experience with Apple. I wanted something different than an iPhone. I was doing a ton of research on the latest and greatest phones. When this phone came out I was intrigued by the toughness. I hunt, fish, hike, camp, and spend a lot of time outdoors. I wanted a phone I didn't have to baby, and this is it! I have dunked it several times in water (my ice water was 40.7 degrees). I dared my friends to do the same, or purposely drop their phones....no takers....lol.

I have only downloaded a few apps. The gps, which is important to me, is spot on. The speakers are awesome! Even in the car testing the navigation, I had the volume down from max.

The screen clarity is fine. Compares to my friend's Incredible. Screen size is the same as an iPhone. As reviewed by others and on forums, the touch screen is not super sensitive or buttery smooth. The texting is a bit touchy. I downloaded a texting app that I like. I am still getting used to using swipe.

The camera, while not fantastic, meets my needs. The video is choppy if you try to pan or if things are moving fast. Maybe an upgrade will fix this?

But, for all the little quirks, I dig this phone. I am getting it dialed in for my personal likes.

If you need a tough smartphone, and don't need dual core, HDMI, front facing camera, or 8 mega pixel camera, then consider this phone. I had never even heard of the Casio G'Zone phones. This one is very cool. There are lots of videos on You Tube for g'Zone phones.

Size of the phone is fine for me. Not as svelt as iPhones or Galaxy S2, but on line with Thunderbolt, Atrix, EVO.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By dthrckt on May 10, 2011
Ordered directly from verizon the first day it was available. Previous phone was gz'one type V.
Pretty happy with it so far. Two issues - phone will not charge from a PC USB port if it is off (tried quite a few different models, all Dell, desktops and laptops). I brought it to the local Verizon store and they confirmed that issue. If they get some in and they don't have that problem, I will be exchanging. Not only does it not charge, but it constantly cycles through a boot screen, which actually drains the battery.
Also, built in camera app will not turn on the flash. Installed a camera app from the app store and flash works fine.
LED seems marginally less powerful than on type-V.
I think the micro usb port might eventually be a weak spot, ie the plug can wiggle around too easy and will eventually break it. I'll get a cradle as soon as I can find one, or an inductive charger.
Battery life seems to be improving w/ each cycle, to what is now an acceptable level. Aside from those issues, and the need to rip out some junk apps (like bing...) I love this phone!
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Cellphone Junkie on May 3, 2011
Came to this phone from a Droid X with no regrets whatsoever. Display is very crisp. Call clarity and volume are excellent. The speaker is very loud and clear. Comes with Android Froyo.Phone is very sturdy, but not to big. Highly recommend.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Softball Chick on July 22, 2011
This phone is indestructable. I accidently left it laying on the back of my truck and drove off with it on there. When I went back to look for it I found it lying face down in the middle of the road about a 1 1/2 miles away. It had been ran over and the cover I bought for it was destroyed but the phone only had a couple of minor scratches on the outside edges. The screen didn't have a scratch on it.
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102 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Mistercommunication on June 14, 2011
The Casio Commando is rugged and stylish considering it's designed to take a beating. I work construction and mow acres of lawn every week. I need a phone that works as hard as I do and can take any abuse I can throw at it. The Casio Commando is up to the task. However, toughness may be its only real attribute.

This phone is 'supposed' to attract the outdoor enthusiast with its G'zGear functions. These features are what attracted me to this phone. However, you can d/l ALL of these types of apps FREE from the Android Market.

My roomie has a Droid X. It's an incredible phone. The Droid X is easier to type text on because of its larger screen. Droid X takes stunning pics/videos and has tons of editing features for a phone, but will it survive in my pocket mowing all day? How about a drop from a roof? How about a drop in the lake? I doubt it. There is a trade off it seems.
If I didn't have the Droid X to compare my phone to I would probably rate the Commando 4 stars.

Casio Commando Pros:
-Aforementioned ruggedness. Water, dust and drop proof.
-Android 2.1 OS
-Pedometer works well. Can edit height, weight, age length of stride etc. Downside is that it registers bumps from my riding mower as steps.
-Sun/Moon feature gives detailed info on position of sun/moon, rising and setting times and length of day.
-Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS work as they should.
-Excellent speakerphone!

Casio Commando Cons:
-Battery life is ABSOLUTELY pathetic! Needs a recharge in the middle of the day. A few texts, surf Face Book a bit, answer a few emails, play a few games and take a pic or two and it's done for! Forget about listening to MP3's for the work day.
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