The Casio G’zOne Brigade for Verizon Wireless is undeniably a beast of a phone. Built to Military Specifications 810F, the rugged G’zOne Brigade is dust, shock and water resistant. Beyond being suited for your next S.W.A.T team assault or a brutal assault from your toddler, the Brigade’s rugged exterior houses a number of advanced features to boot.
The device is armed with Push to Talk capabilities, a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus, a full HTML web browser, GPS with VZ Navigator, V CAST Music with Rhapsody and V CAST Video. While the G’zOne Brigade unfortunately only has a 2.5mm headphone jack (instead of a standard-size 3.55mm jack), the phone does support stereo Bluetooth for wireless listening.
The exterior of the handset is home to a numerical dialpad, shortcut and navigational buttons, and a 1.2-inch Mono PM-OLED display. Flipping the G’zOne Brigade open reveals a crisp 2.9-inch internal display and a full QWERTY keyboard that rivals that of most other phones on the market. If you often find yourself braving the wilderness on a moon-less night or merely scrambling to find your keys, you’ll be comforted to know that the camera’s flash can double as a bright flashlight at the touch of a button.
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