Cell Phones Step Into the Wild: Casio G'zOne Commando

I'm in the market for a new cell phone that will stand up to some rugged adventuring. Is it possible to find a device that will replace my GPS unit?

G'zOne Commando     Photo: Courtesy of Casio

A:Whether you’re going in the woods in summer or winter, you have to prepare for water, shock, and dust. Casio makes one of most durable Android-based phones on the market. At 5.4 ounces, it’s just an ounce or so heavier than a typical Android phone (like the HTC One X), but with a five-megapixel camera and military specs it’s got all the basic features of a phone with the brawn of an outdoor tool. $99; Verizon.

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