Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-V launches

Oct 26 2006 - 01:25 PM ET | UTStarcom (Audiovox), Verizon Wireless

casio G'zOne Type-VVerizon Wireless has launched the UTStarcom G'zOne Type-V. The UTStarcom brand doesn't appear anywhere on the handset, but it's the very same phone we first spotted in March with a Casio branding. Casio's idea was to bring the design of its G-Shock watches to a mobile phone. The G'zOne Type-V is designed to take a beating, it's even fully submersible in water.

Despite the tough exterior, the G'zOne Type-V actually sports fairly high-end features:

  • Water, shock and dust resistant (MIL-Standard 810F certified)
  • EV-DO high-speed data
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • QVGA display with 65k colors
  • Speakerphone
  • Size: 4.08" × 2.04" × 1.17" @ 5.30 oz

Verizon Wireless is selling the G'zOne Type-V for $299.99 after a 2-year service contract. It's available now.