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Casio’s concept G-Shock phone runs Android, resists falls, water, and weight

Casio’s concept G-Shock phone runs Android, resists falls, water, and weight

by Jonathan RadandeJanuary 24, 2012

Would you buy a Casio G-Shock phone running Android? Casio hopes you will. The company is currently in the process of developing a rugged G-Shock phone that will be able to withstand a number of things that would simply destroy any other ordinary phone.

According to Japanese site My Navi, the Casio G-Shock phone can withstand drops from up to 10 feet, is water resistant up to 10 meters, and can handle up to one ton of weight on it without feeling the pressure. The phone is currently in its prototype phase. No word on when it will be available or what version of Android it will be running.

Based on the image, Casio plans to make major modifications to the Android button layouts we’re used to seeing; the menu, home, and back buttons have been relocated to the side of the phone, something that’s new to my eyes.

So, what do you guys think about this concept phone? Will you be picking one up when/if it launches? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

Source: My Navi, via The Verge

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Jonathan Radande
Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+
  • Reza_indra1
    January 27, 2012 at 12:50 am

    depend on its price… if its around $200 i’ll take it

  • Mikkel
    January 27, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Hell yeah!

  • Xblackicegodx
    February 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I hope it goes to Sprint as a CDM worldphone with or without LTE this thing is just too awesome for me not to want

  • GuestFu
    May 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Too bad the finished version looks nothing like this awesomeness.

  • Current Commando Owner
    May 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Have the Commando now.  If the G’Shock version has more RAM, dual core and is ROOTABLE then Yeah!  I’l jump ship as quick as possible.  Loved my Commando and Root then I got the m110 update :-(

  • babysittingjake
    June 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    When will it be released in the USA. I can’t find anything on it…

  • Dan
    July 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I would buy as long as its faster has more ram, and would like more phone storage and less “bulk ware”. I have the commando now and love it. if they come out with this I will get it for sure!!!!

  • Michael.M
    July 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Love the idea. I’m used to touchscreen, so if they don’t have that they should forget it.

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