Casio announce G-Shock phone: running Android and looking hideous

Pictures of Casio’s new phone with G-Shock branding appeared during CES, clearly showing a rugged and chunky Android device. In the style of G-Shock watches, many extraneous plastic lumps protect the device and house the buttons which, unlike most Android devices, are around the edge and not on the base. We know nothing about the hardware specifications yet, but the phone appears to be running Gingerbread and will be able to withstand a whole tonne of pressure. It will also be shock-resistant to 10 feet and waterproof to 1 bar, meaning that it’s no RAZR. What do you think? A rugged dream or design nightmare?

Motorola RAZR first impressions

First things first, why have a Kevlar back on a phone. Now I’ve got that out-of-the-way, I can get down to the actual phone. the first thing you notice about the phone is that it is incredibly thin, just 7.1 mm in fact. This makes it the undisputedly the world’s thinnest smartphone. The specs for this new phone are very good. With a powerful dual core 1.2 GHz processor and 1GB of ram it can handle most of what you can throw at it. It is also equipped with a Super AMOLED screen of qHD (960 x 540) resoluion and an 8MP camera capable of 1080p HD video. Also you can stream music, films and more from your computer from anywhere using MotoCast.

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