Casio G'zOne Headed to Verizon
According to PhoneScoop the FCC finally approved the NX9200 cellphone, the U.S. version of Casio’s popular G’zOne. The handset, which takes both styling and engineering cues from Casio’s G-Shock watch line, sports a Verizon logo in FCC documents. WWJ covered the launch here in May 2005 and said at the time “This could be a design winner should it land on US shores in time for the Christmas shopping rush.” Looks more like “almost in time for spring-break in Florida” instead!
The Japanese G’zOne was designed to be a water-and-shock resistant clamshell CDMA phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, and digital compass. The U.S. version adds EV-DO high-speed data and a stub antenna. The company brought the G’zOne to Korea in December 2005, around the same time reports surfaced of the company trying to enter the U.S. market.
— WWJ Editors