Casio Commando

The Casio Commando will be launching April 28 on Verizon according to these leaked documents provided by an avid reader.  Just because Verizon isn't talking about the Commando doesn't mean we haven't heard of it and seen it before, and even seen it's supposed due date come and go in a leaked Big Red roadmap.  We also have some specs for the Commando thanks to both the internal and external comparison sheets (after the break), and while they aren't spectacular, the ruggedness sort of makes up for it.  Yes, the Commando lives up to it's name, carrying the 810G Military Specification  -- making it one tough phone.  The rest of the specs:

  • 800 MHz CPU
  • 3.6-inch screen at 480x800
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP camera
  • 8 GB microSD card included (support for 32 GB)
  • Mobile hotspot capable

Of course the Casio GzGear apps are all included, as well as Verizon's value-added applications.  It may not be the "super phone" some are looking for, but it does look like one rough and ready handset.  Hit the break to see the comparisons, including another Photoshop boo-boo.  I'll let you find that one yourselves.  Thanks, Anonymous!

internal comparison

external comparison

 
There are 16 comments

DroidXcon says:

Damn thats a serious looking phone, that is just about right for my father. Casio is good at catering to the mechanics of the world.

dchawk81 says:

Verizon's new tag line:

Go Commando Everywhere.

Motorola i1, huh? That blur looks oddly sensey...

Downright evoish even...

I know that I am in the minority, but I wish every phone was built to these specs. Then you wouldn't need a damn case. Dropped my bolt last night and thankfully my side bag on my backack sought it, otherwise I'd be out however much the insurace deductible is. Cmon HTC, give us something rugged.

thanatos says:

I dropped my OG Droid from 5 feet to concrete several times in the 2 years that I had it and it never did any damage other than chipping a little paint off of one corner. Even dropped it from chest height to a tiled concrete floor LCD down and it didn't put so much as a scratch on the glass. Those OG Droids WEREN'T light either.....lol

UncleMike says:

I've dropped my OG Droid onto hard surfaces several times, with only minor damage to the paint. It finally gave in when I rolled over on it while it was in my belt holster. No visible damage on the outside, but the touch screen started acting wonky. I don't think anything would have survived that. :)

I thought it said casiNo commando... I was all over it!

dacp283 says:

Im getting this thing. Honestly I believe I'm about done with super fast and fancy for the phone tours what my tablet is for. If someone roots this consider me a happy new owner. I need a tough phone in my line of work.

iconicbrand5 says:

wow, another excuse for me to go wrestle with some polar bears. I feel like going 'Yo Joe' on some wilderness mayhem with this thing. This makes my EVO look like the little shy girl that runs from a daddy's smile.

w00tw00twhat says:

Another 4/28 release phone. Hm im not really on board with the design but some seem to like it. If i was 12 or 13 i would want this phone lol.

briankurtz79 says:

Completely submerged my evo in a pool (for about 2 seconds) it never even turned off. Did a battery pull and dryed it. 20 minutes later turned it back on. Been running perfect for months since.

We don't need something that looks like that hunk of horrendousness. Just a solid device.

"Completely submerged my evo in a pool (for about 2 seconds) it never even turned off. Did a battery pull and dryed it. 20 minutes later turned it back on. Been running perfect for months since.

We don't need something that looks like that hunk of horrendousness. Just a solid device."

---promise you this will not work with a saltwater experience though. Salt water kills all! And the soaking in distilled water and putting in a bag of rice does not work. tried it several times. Bring on the waterproof phones!

UncleMike says:

Horrendousness is in the eye of the beholder. By virtue of my work, my phone is going to get a beating once in a while. I prefer to have a phone that can take that beating. Even better if it looks the part.

thermbug says:

Glad I'm not alone in noticing the HTC flipclock on the motorola handset. Really, I don't have a problem.

Wanting a Defy and a Commander because I've already killed an Evo usb port and knocked the camera ring off. And that's with a body glove case.
Love my Evo, Use the crap put of it. Doesn't everyone have 200 apps on a separate partition. Just because I tweak something on my phone everyday and read 1 or 6 blogs a day. Really, no problems here.
But I would like a 3.7 inch that doesn't need a case making it huge like the Ballistic or Otterbox Defender. A rugged Dinc2. That would be hot!!!
(No android issues here, honest.)

GZonerocks says:

Sign me up, but would like to know the price.