Verizon announces the Casio G’zOne Ravine rugged clamshell

Following in the footsteps of the Casio G’zOne Rock and the Casio G’zOne Brigade is the Casio G’zOne Ravine rugged handset that Verizon has just announced.

As the third member of the Casio G’zOne range, the Ravine brings a new form-factor to the rugged phone world: the clamshell.

This phone is, as expected, dust-, water- and shock-resistant, and can withstand the most brutal environments. Whether you’re a fan of surfing, skiing, hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing or other outdoorsy adventures, this is one device that will be able to take whatever you throw at it.

Aside from resisting water, dust and shock, the Ravine is also immune to vibration, humidity, altitude, salt fog, solar radiation, and high and low temperatures. It conforms to MIL-STD-810G and comes with three sensors – for direction, acceleration and temperature.

Specs that are also commonly found in other, non-rugged devices include a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture capabilities and LED flash, Clear Talk noise cancellation, Text-to-Speech and voice dictation, GPS, compass, Bluetooth, Push-to-talk and a microSD card slot.

The Casio G’zOne Ravine will be available soon from Verizon for $149.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a new 2-year service agreement.

Via Verizon

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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