Verizon customers are used to getting beat up by their provider, but at least now they can pass the abuse onto their phone. Literally. The G'zOne is Verizon's military brat, capable of withstanding 140-degree (F) temperatures, 40 mph winds, and even a few dunks in the pool. The rugged phone has a 2.2-inch display (320x240) and a 2-megapixel camera. The folks at PC Mag released their aggression on the G'zOne. . .
bouncing it off concrete and playing a few games of "phone bowling" with it. They even dunked it in a pool (along with the reviewer) and successfully took some underwater pics with it. They nix it for not having Bluetooth and lacking media features (no music player, no expandability), but otherwise give it a 4/5 rating. As someone who always loses their Verizon phone in bars, trains, and puddles of whiskey, this phone is a nice welcome to the Verizon family, indeed. It's out later this month for $299.
Verizon G'zOne [via PC Mag]