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Verizon Wireless G’zOne Rugged Phone Released

Verizon Wireless and UTStarcom today announced G’zOne Type-V – a phone built to withstand harsh environmental conditions and provide performance for customers with outdoor lifestyles.

The G’zOne Type-V is compliant to multiple Military Standards including exposure to temperatures in excess of 140 degrees F, extreme vibration, solar radiation, conditions set to simulate storm conditions of two inches of rainfall per hour with high winds and submersion in one meter of water.

In addition to meeting rigorous testing standards, the G’zOne Type-V is able to access VCAST, which gives customers access to high-quality video clips and 3D games. The phone also features a 2.0-megapixel camera so customers can capture still and video images while on-the-go.



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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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