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Hands-on with the Casio G'zOne Commando

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So we've talked a little bit about the new Verizon Casio G'zOne Commando -- the rugged phone with the silly name. But how's it actually feel in the hand? And does its ruggedness equate to a bad user experience? Quite the opposite, actually.

As you'll see in our hands-on video above, there are some trade-offs. The microsUSB port and 3.5mm headphone jack are buried behind some solid rubber doors. The battery cover comes off easy, but we're not quite sure we've got it on right, despite the instructions pasted to the back of the phone.

Anyhoo, peep the video above for a walkthrough of the hardware and software of the Verizon Casio G'zOne Commando -- and for a little pronunciation lesson.

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  • phil you have to get a system dump of that phone posted pronto!
  • if you want the apps they are on xda. I have the whole gzone apps on my x.
  • i heard the army will be fielding smartphones in the future. i'm pretty sure this is what they're gonna look like.
  • I actually like this phone for the use-case. I love my Captivate, but wouldn't take it mountain biking/hiking/canoeing with me because of the abuse it would take. This phone? No worries. If only it were a GSM device and I could pop my SIM card into it to swap back and forth...
  • Did I miss what the action button does?