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Casio G'zOne Brigade

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Overall 8

"Rugged Waterproof Texting Beaste"

cboylstein, CNET
30 March 2012
  • Pros: waterproof. rugged. ease of use. battery life - (I charge maybe once every 2 weeks) Keyboard - (I love this feature).
  • Cons: tiny screen, you have to scroll heavily online. Bulky
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Overall 8

"Good messaging phone, interface is quirky."

Jonathan_Byron, CNET
1 June 2011
  • Pros: Call quality and signal reception are quite good, battery life seems decent. Keyboard has large, easy to use keys. Haven't dropped it or swum the English Channel with it yet, but presumably it is rugged. Has GPS and basic web browser that work on a basic
  • Cons: Interface is not intuitive and the manual is poorly done. I am learning to use the various features, but have yet to figure out what the designers were thinking. The manual is a tiny, difficult to read thing that lacks organization. Want to know the optio
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Overall 8

"Military grade messaging phone: very cool"

AtomicWrangler, CNET
31 May 2011
  • Pros: - Very durable, anyone who says otherwise has a faulty phone or treated it far too carelessly. You can be rough with it, but I'd advise not dropping it off a building or anything. - Waterproof. What, are you kidding me? What's not to like about a waterpr
  • Cons: - Menus are nothing special. - When in the inbox, you cannot use the arrow pad to switch over to 'sent' messages or 'drafts', an important function on a messaging phone. - The themes leave a bit to be desired. They're not bad by any means, I suppose, bu
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Overall 7

"the problem with being unique"

jotunrunner, CNET
24 April 2011
  • Pros: Sturdy, solid, useful, versatile, as close to being a smartphone as you can get without getting stupid
  • Cons: incompatible with common data cable types, common 3.5mm headphone jacks
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Overall 8

"best rugged phone currently out. now w/o a data plan!!"

whitewrapper, CNET
11 December 2010
  • Pros: verizon is now offering this phone without a data plan. jump on it. rugged good speaker (ive been rarely using it w/o it, also good little standby mp3 stereo) wide internal screen flashlight very usable closed (like the top ten list on the outside)
  • Cons: bulky, feel like technology could permit it being smaller. external keys take accuracy, they're small location of persons home based on number. clutters the external screen. who needs this? should get rid of the signal & battery on the outside too.
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