May 30, 2005
The G-Shock Phone
KDDI and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company introduced a new lineup of CDMA 1X phones. The G’zOne TYPE-R is more shock-resistant than its predecessor, the G’zOne. The phones are made by Casio, and will be on sale from the end of July. The price is expected to be comparatively higher than current CDMA 1X phones. This phone is tough! The G’zOne TYPE-R is a flip-phone style that is also JIS Level 7 waterproof; still working after being in 1 m of water for 30 minutes. The phone also features a 1.28 mega pixel camera, QVGA screen, and three types of navigation systems – EZ Chaku-uta, AU’s signature service, plus EZ Navigator, a digital compass, and a service that guides you to your destination.
The digital compass, 1/100 Sec. Stopwatch, and round screen are the main unique features. “Extension Mode” doesn’t turn the phone into something from Mr. Gadget, but does allow you to check email and address book – even when the battery is empty. A flashlight feature and buzzer function are also included.
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