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The Casio G'zOne Boulder comes as an update to the Verizon's well-established rugged "tough-phone", the Casio G'zOne Type S, and is designed to stand up to use and abuse. The clamshell G'zOne Boulder is feature-loaded and highly customizable, as well as being durable beyond the scope of the average flip-phone.

With both silver and orange coloring available, the G'zOne Boulder gives users many device appearance choices, starting with the basics. The face of the phone features a monochrome external display enclosed by a customizable ring. The "tough-phone" concept is emphasized by the device's heavy-construction look and muted colors accented with chrome detailing. 

The Casio G'zOne Boulder Verizon Cell Phone features a 1.3 MP camera that boasts a myriad of photography customization features, including a shot timer, white balance, brightness adjustment, and color effects (including negative, black and white, and sepia options). Users may appreciate the addition of an LED flash for night photography. Photo quality is acceptable, but not likely to impress. Device camera also captures and allows for playback of video. 

The phone is hearty in size, measuring in at 99mm x 51mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2" x 0.9") and users may appreciate the heft provided by the G'zOne Boulder's 138.9g (4.9oz) weight. 

Operating on Verizon's high-speed EVDO network, users can expect the G'zOne Boulder to provide quick data transfers as well as quality call audio. Speakerphone function is included, although the device's speaker is located on the backside of the phone, which some users may find inconvenient. The Casio G'zOne Boulder also supports memory expansion via microSD, up to 8GB. 

Device menus, wallpaper, and ring tones are all easily customizable using a wide range of choices in pre-set themes. Hands-free stereo Bluetooth (2.0 with A2DP (stereo)) capability is also included in the G'zOne Boulder. The phone also offers numerous text communication choices such as EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service, for sending sound) and standard MMS. Predictive text software serves to make sending messages and entering data more efficient.

Activation of advanced GPS services is available, although the Casio G'zOne Boulder comes standard with a location-enabled 911 emergency service. 

Marketed as a phone capable of handling abuse, the G'zOne Boulder accomplishes this feat by careful design. The interior "technology" is surrounded by protective silicon rubber, and the device's exterior features reinforced plastic coated in polyurethane. Casio boasts that the G'zOne Boulder can be dropped, submerged in water, or shaken without ill effect.

The device is designed to withstand exposure to water, including blowing rain, high humidity, and submersion for as long as 30 minutes in 1 meter deep water (with ports closed). 

 


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