Latest in Boulder

    Image credit:

    Verizon G'zOne Boulder gets torture tested, er, "reviewed"

    Darren Murph
    August 17, 2008
    Share
    Tweet
    Share

    Sponsored Links



    Casio's G'zOne Boulder doesn't do much, but what it does do, it does anywhere, anytime and under (almost) any circumstances. After launching a few weeks back on Verizon, the ultra-rugged handset has been reviewed over at CNET, and needless to say, it managed to handle a few dips in the pool and a couple close encounters with a wall with nary an issue. Unfortunately, the phone faltered at handling its most important task: making calls. Call quality in San Francisco was said to be "hugely disappointing," with most calls sounding "crackly" with a dash of "static and echo" for good measure. The extra features (camera, multimedia player, V Cast, etc.) were all decent, but nothing truly stood out as phenomenal. Overall, the Boulder is probably only a safe bet if you're dead set on the design and toughness, but even still, we'd try out a few other hardcore handsets before settling on one with lackluster call quality.

    Verizon owns Engadget's parent company, Verizon Media. Rest assured, Verizon has no control over our coverage. Engadget remains editorially independent.

    All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
    Share
    Tweet
    Share

    Popular on Engadget

    T-Mobile’s TVision is a cable-cutting package for its mobile customers

    T-Mobile’s TVision is a cable-cutting package for its mobile customers

    View
    Researchers 3D-printed a cell-sized tugboat

    Researchers 3D-printed a cell-sized tugboat

    View
    'Cyberpunk 2077' is delayed again, this time to December 10th

    'Cyberpunk 2077' is delayed again, this time to December 10th

    View
    This is Harley-Davidson's first electric bicycle

    This is Harley-Davidson's first electric bicycle

    View
    Lenovo's Chromebook Duet with 128GB of storage falls to $249

    Lenovo's Chromebook Duet with 128GB of storage falls to $249

    View

    From around the web

    Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr