Thursday, May 31, 2007

Verizon Launch Military Grade G’zOne Type S

Verizon Wireless today launched the G'zOne Type-S mobile phone that is built to provide reliable performance for customers with outdoor lifestyles. As well as offering a streamlined look and Bluetooth capabilities, the G'zOne Type-S meets multiple Military Standards specifications.

G'zOne Type-S can access VZ Navigator, a tool that includes mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and access to information on more than 14 million points of interest.

Some Specs:
• VZ Navigator - for audible maps, turn-by-turn directions and location information
• Mobile Web 2.0 - customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
• TXT, Picture and Video Messaging capability – send and receive messages with text, sounds, photos and videos
• Mobile IM - send and receive instant messages using AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger or MSN Messenger
• Bluetooth-capable for the following profiles: headset, hands-free, serial port and dial-up networking (DUN)
• 300K CMOS digital camera/camcorder with flash and digital zoom and able to take 15-second Video Messages
• Main Display: 1.8-inch 65K-color TFT (176 x 220 px); Sub Display: 1.3-inch black and white STN (96 x 96 px)

The G'zOne Type-S passed the following tests, performed in accordance with Military Standards 810 degree F, with all ports (battery, headset and charging) on the phone closed:

• The Water Resistance test was performed in accordance with Method 506.4, Procedure I. The G'zOne Type-S was subjected to this test with the handset open and closed, but with ports closed for 30 minutes on the front of the unit and then 30 minutes on the back of the unit. The test was designed to simulate rainfall of 2 inches per hour with a 40 MPH wind.
• The Humidity test was performed in accordance with Method 507.4. The G'zOne Type-S tested for operation after the conclusion of the tenth cycle. Each cycle was 24 hours and the entire test was performed over ten days. The temperature was cycled between 86 and 140 degrees F with the relative humidity at 95 percent constant.
• The Drop test was performed in accordance with Method 516.5, Procedure IV. The G'zOne Type-S was sequentially dropped in non-operating mode, onto each face, edge and corner for a total of 26 drops from a height of 1.50 meters (4.9 feet). The drop surface was defined as two-inch-thick plywood over a steel plate over concrete.
• The Dust Resistance test was performed in accordance with Method 510.4, Procedure I. A temperature of 95 degrees F was used for this test. Silica flour as defined by the test standard was used. Devices are given a passing grade when moving parts are not bound or blocked and if the unit powers on.

Source: Mobiledia