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OK, Friday's caketaker for silliest name in a leading handset has been awarded to Verizon and Casio for the teen racer-esque named G'zOne Type-S; after all, this isn't a car, it's a mobile phone. The second in the G'zOne line from Verizon, the new and improved Type-S (aside from being much, much, f...

June 1st 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There have been intermittent reports of Verizon stores covertly selling these things for literally weeks now, so the dropping of confidentiality on the Casio G'zOne Type-S' FCC documents is more of a formality than anything else -- but be that as it may, the phone still hasn't managed to launch off...

May 23rd 2007 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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It seems anticipation is running pretty high for this one, so we thought it was in everyone's best interest to rush out additional deets just as quickly as they fell into our hands. We hear now that the G'zOne Type-S will lack VCAST; not necessarily a big deal for a large portion of its target demo,...

April 20th 2007 at 7:27pm 0 Comments
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Is it just us, or does the Type-S variant of Verizon's G'zOne line of rugged handsets look decidedly less... well, rugged than its Type-V sibling? No matter; as long as it can actually stand up to the abuse it's designed to take, we're all for prettier handsets. Little is officially known about wha...

April 19th 2007 at 8:58pm 0 Comments
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Owners of Casio's G'zOne series of ruggedized handsets seem to be, by and large, pretty enthralled with their performance. Pretty, they're not -- but when it comes to cellphones you can toss in the pool without turning them into paperweights, beggars can't be choosers. It turns out that the origina...

January 27th 2007 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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Ultra rugged or delicate, glossy white -- that is the question. Verizon has gone ahead and launched a couple of its more hotly anticipated handsets this week, the over-engineered G'zOne Type-V clamshell from Casio and the white variant of the LG VX8500 Chocolate slider. While neither phone is going...

November 2nd 2006 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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We have all cringed a bit when our cellphone has dropped out of our pocket or out of our waist holster to hit the cold concrete below and leave our perfect device with scratches, dents, a cracked display, or just simply broken. Well Verizon Wireless customers can rest a little easier with the intro...

October 17th 2006 at 12:17pm 0 Comments
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Say you're on the board of a global corporation based in Japan. Sure, you're just another suit from 9 to 5, but on the weekends it's a different story -- you do some deep-sea diving, downhill skiing... heck, maybe the occasional BASE jump. Where are you supposed to find a phone tough enough to keep...

September 22nd 2006 at 5:49am 0 Comments