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rutteger
2012-01-13, 09:55
1426 Casio have previewed a G-Shock smartphone at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. The phone looks to have all the essential G-shock DNA with a rugged appearance and shock resistance. The new models looks to be a step on from Casios previous attempt at a rugged phone the G'zone.
Although only a pre-production prototype the phone appears to feature the following
*Android OS - we really hope they stick with Android!
*Shock resistant to 10 feet
*Water resistant to 1.0 bar = 10m !
*Pressure resustant to 1.0 bar
*Metal caseback
*Plastic / resin construction
*Camera and flash

More pictures below, hopefully this will get a worldwide release soon, previous Casio offerings haven't been seen much out of Japan and the US.










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Thanks to http://news.mynavi.jp (http://news.mynavi.jp/) for the news :cool:

rutteger
2012-01-13, 13:27
Just found more details on a English language site (details above via Japanese language sites). Apparently the phone is a proof of concept and as such Casio are still yet to decide if it will go into production. Target market is apparently the US.

Let's hope Casio take this to production and release worldwide :D

masonuhlrich
2012-06-02, 02:55
Casio have previewed a G-Shock smartphone at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. The phone looks to have all the essential G-shock DNA with a rugged appearance and shock resistance. The new models looks to be a step on from Casios previous attempt at a rugged phone the G'zone.
Although only a pre-production prototype the phone appears to feature the following
*Android OS - we really hope they stick with Android!
*Shock resistant to 10 feet
*Water resistant to 1.0 bar = 10m !
*Pressure resustant to 1.0 bar
*Metal caseback
*Plastic / resin construction
*Camera and flash

More pictures below, hopefully this will get a worldwide release soon, previous Casio offerings haven't been seen much out of Japan and the US.





Thanks to http://news.mynavi.jp (http://news.mynavi.jp/) for the news :cool:

Any word on if they went to production or not?

I'd love to get my hands on one of these.

Thanks in advance,

Mason

k1ngunit
2012-06-02, 03:24
ah, thats pretty sweet!

Andy205
2012-06-02, 21:36
Perfect for me and also my eldest who drops her Samsung with irritating frequency!!

Willylix
2012-06-03, 18:15
i saw this picture a few months back....I would buy one if it had the andrid platform.

rutteger
2012-06-03, 21:03
No more news on this one sadly. I'd assume even if it was to come to market it's a while off. Still G-Shock android phone on ICS would rule :D

Deaconxx
2012-06-04, 14:50
I want this phone BADLY.
In the U.S. Verizon wireless has the G'zOne Commando but their service isn't that great where I'm at.

geezhock
2012-07-13, 10:50
Re: G-Shock smartphone previews as CES 2012 (http://www.squidoo.com/nikond3200review)
No more news on this one sadly. I'd assume even if it was to come to market it's a while off. Still G-Shock android phone on ICS would rule :D
aww.. it always makes me sad to see such a nice idea going to waste. I for one would love to get my hands on this. However, I'm just not sure if there is a huge demand for a rugged smartphone.

rutteger
2012-07-13, 14:09
It's pretty niche I guess. Still hopeful something might pop up.

k1ngunit
2012-07-13, 15:38
They should make it float on water. That would be a cool feature.

Zubbus
2012-10-12, 02:47
I hope they make it. I registered here just to show my appreciation for this. I would get one to commemorate my history with Casio. Although I kinda need to buy a smartphone like right now.

rutteger
2012-10-12, 09:44
I hope they make it. I registered here just to show my appreciation for this. I would get one to commemorate my history with Casio. Although I kinda need to buy a smartphone like right now.

When we know, you'll know.

To be honest I'd not be waiting too long, it was only a prototype. Also the Casio phones seem to only hit certain markets....

Zubbus
2012-10-13, 00:17
I'm not waiting for it to be my first android. I have enough common sense to know even if they put in the order today, it will be a year before they start selling them. And then it's probably not going to make it to the UK. But thanks for the precautionary advice.