Futuristic Rugged Design Meets Advanced Features

NEW YORK, NY 3/11/10 – The new CASIO G'zOne (pronounced Jeez-wun) Brigade™** possesses the latest innovations in rugged wireless devices. For most well-connected consumers, text messaging has become a viable form of communication for both personal and business matters. As the first water- and shock-resistant messaging device in the U.S. marketplace, the CASIO G'zOne Brigade™ embraces this need for connectivity and brings reliability and toughness to a wider audience.

Beyond its resilient construction, the CASIO G'zOne Brigade™ is a tool for ever-increasing productivity. With a full HTML browser and document viewer for reviewing Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and PDFs, the Brigade is the perfect device to maintain both business communication and personal contact on the go. A perfect tool for multitasking, the CASIO G'zOne Brigade™ introduces the text-to-speech function, which allows users to listen to their text messages, multimedia messages and emails.

The advanced 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash captures images under the harshest conditions. For professional-grade photos, the CASIO G'zOne Brigade™ features BestShot™, a function with six preset modes that automatically changes the camera's settings based on the background, and auto focus (spot, nine-point and face detection), a quick performance tool that minimizes blur caused by shaky hands or a moving subject.

Additionally, the Brigade is fully equipped with multimedia features, stereo Bluetooth™, music player and MicroSD memory expansion (up to 16 GB) for image storage and music on the go. Additional features include a unique crocodile texture exterior for no-slip grip, GPS for directions at your fingertips, push to talk for instantaneous communication, clear talk for crystal-clear calls and speakerphone, and voice recorder to create quick reminder memos. To see the Brigade in action, visit

Main Specifications of G'zOne Brigade™ (C741)

Transmission: Digital Dual Mode (CDMA/PCS)/1x , EVDO Rev. A
Construction: Sideways clamshell, QWERTY keyboard, water resistance, shock, dust, vibration, humidity, salt fog resistant, low pressure, high temperature, low temperature and resists solar radiation conforming to MIL-STD-810F. These specifications in no way guarantee that the product will remain free of damage or malfunctions.
Main features: Text to speech, document viewer, clear talk, voice recorder, 2.5mm headset jack, stereo Bluetooth™, front-facing stereo speaker, 3.2 megapixel camera with AF, still photo and video capture, LED light, BestShot™ (six modes), face detection. Clock function: Time display, stopwatch, timer and alarm. Supported services: City ID, VZ Navigator (navigation), Rev. A push to talk and field force manager
Memory: FLASH/RAM: 256 MB/192 MB and MicroSD-compatible. Address book entries: 500 contacts, 500 PTT
Displays: Main: 2.9”, 65K TFT (400x240 pixels)
Sub: 1.2” monochrome, PM-OLED (128x96 pixels)
Battery life: Continuous standby time: about 760 hours (PTT 90 hours)
Continuous call time: about 360 minutes (PTT 390 minutes)
Li ion: 1440mAh
Dimensions/weight: (H) 4.44” x (W) 2.21” x (D) 0.97”/5.49 oz.

About Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.

Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. was established on April 1, 2004, as a joint venture between Casio Computer Co., Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. The company brings together the many highly competitive technological assets possessed by Casio and Hitachi to provide customers with highly innovative and reliable mobile phone products packed with cutting-edge technologies. For more information, visit our website at

*CASIO and G'zOne are registered trademarks of Casio Computer Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries.
**Brigade™ is a trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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