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    Our quaint little obsession with Casio has come to a head as the Android Wear watch we've been waiting for quite a while from the legacy electronics manufacturer is finally out. And while they all have the same insides for the same price, what's on the outside will depend on where you buy this watch from. The sexy-sounding WSD-F10, otherwise known in English as the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch, is available for just about $500. Four outlets are selling them in the following colors: Casio is selling them in Black and Orange The Google Store is selling them in Orange and Olive Amazon has an ...

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    On our podcast this week, we talked about how we've seen the doldrums of the smartwatch lately. Pebble is about to cut loose a quarter of its employees. Discounts are flying for the Gear S2. But we're still expected to believe that these things will be a thing. And so, the Google Store has decided to make some additions to its Android Wear ranks with the CASIO Smart Outdoor Watch getting its own product page. There's no orders, pre-orders or anything going on, not even a monitoring service you could subscribe to, just a product page. Supposedly, this thing will be on sale tomorrow, so ...

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    We've got rugged, outdoor-friendly smartwatches on the mind this week, having just seen the Nixon Mission launch with its impressive water-resistance rating and all-new Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC. We couldn't help but draw comparisons between that model and Casio's own rugged WSD-F10, which launched back at CES in January. While we're still waiting for full details on how and when you'll actually be able to buy that Nixon watch, today we get an update about retail availability for Casio's model, as the company announces the pending start of US sales. When Casio first introduced the WSD-F10, ...

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    If you’re like me and you grew up with a Casio on your wrist, you might have also wished the company one day decided to make a modern smartwatch, until they did. The company has been under the radar for quite some time now, sticking to what worked a few decades ago, all the time letting other companies take charge of the smartwatch market.  It's important to point out that Casio is pretty much the pioneer of the classic old smartwatch from back in the day, with calculator watches, to the old Data Banks that we all drooled for when we were kids. Those days are over though as the company ...

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    Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I don't know how Pocketnow's largest ground crew survived through all of it, but they did. And they're here to tell the tale. (Recorded) LIVE from CES 2016, this is episode 182 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Check out the high-quality audio version of our podcast right here or on your podcasting feeds starting today at 11:00am Eastern or you can also catch our ...

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    It's been a while since we told you that Casio was preparing to launch its first smartwatch this March. Thankfully, the announcement came earlier, as the company has unveiled its plans for the new Android Wear-powered Casio smartwatch at the ongoing CES 2016 in Las Vegas. It's name is a mouthful -- Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch -- but it's built with military standard specifications. It will be available in April for around $500 and brings a 320x300 resolution display in a 1.32-inch form factor, water resistance, MIL-STD-810 build, pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers and upstarts like Pebble may have led the charge for the initial waves of smartwatches, but now we're at a place where traditional watchmakers are finally coming around to getting involved. That includes companies like Tag Heuer, which is gearing up to start sales of its own Carrera Wearable 01 later this year. And while we're very much looking forward to seeing what the company can put together, that model's going to be a very expensive prospect, selling for around $1400. Today we're talking about another established watch brand* that's looking to jump on this ...

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    We've got Android Wear. We've got Samsung's proprietary Gear line-up. We've got Pebble. Even Sony has some skin in the game. You probably won't find anyone who would argue with you that those are all "smartwatches". But they're all so different from one another! That got us scratching our heads: what is a smartwatch? According to Wikipedia: "A smartwatch (or smart watch) is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device. While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, ...

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    We're either right in the middle of a really great, chock-full-of-potential time to be a smartphone manufacturer, or smack-dab in one of the most difficult periods to date, where market domination by a couple big players creates significant barriers to competition. Samsung and Apple reign supreme over the landscape, together accounting for about 43% of global smartphone sales. After that it starts dropping off fast, and even the three next biggest OEMs combined don't have sales that equal Apple's. On one hand, the smartphone market is expanding into new regions, especially in developing ...

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    Remember the old Casio G’zOne Commando? The rugged Android hit Verizon back in 2011. Last fall, we were wondering if Verizon was getting ready to replace it with a newer version, after seeing the G’zOne model C811 show up in FCC certification paperwork. In the months that followed, we never did see Verizon release that hardware, but we've now waited long enough for some additional FCC docs – previously withheld from publication – to arrive, finally show us the G’zOne C811 in the flesh. Earlier, we only had a line art rendering of the C811, but now we can check it out in all its ...

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    For as many smartphones and tablets as there are to see at the Consumer Electronics Show, there are even more accessories designed for use with these gadgets. We just took a look at one of them, RCA's new wireless speaker dock, and now we have a new smartwatch to investigate, Casio's G-Shock GB6900. The GB6900 connects over Bluetooth 4.0 to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, and like most Bluetooth watches, it will alerting you of incoming calls, showing you who's calling. It keeps synced-up to your phone, so you can forget about manually setting the time, and its Bluetooth connection can even ...

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    Fans of ruggedized smartphones may remember the Casio G'zOne Commando, which arrived at Verizon last year. Phones have come a long way since then, and it's finally time to upgrade from that model's aging 800MHz SoC. Today we get news of a new G'zOne coming to Japan, as well as see signs that a similar model may be in the works for Verizon. The G'zOne TYPE-L (above, right) has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, eight-megapixel camera, and four-inch WVGA display. Japan's getting it on carrier KDDi, but what about the chances for seeing it come to the States? Some new FCC docs contain the ...

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    Last week, in the midst of a Microsoft news explosion, I posted a piece on why you might consider the HTC Windows Phone 8S over its bigger, more-advanced counterpart, the 8X. My principal argument was centered around the fact that though the 8X offers more headline-worthy features and a much more robust spec sheet, the 8S features attributes some might find even more compelling. That's not a condition limited to HTC's new "signature Windows Phone 8 devices," though. There's evidence of this trend all across the smartphone landscape, with manufacturers delivering more and more ...

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    "I'm at the beach and I can't use my phone. That sucks." So reads the note I jotted down during last weekend's visit to a Boston-area beach. The weather was perfect, the crowds minimal, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, for once, not too cold. It was a perfect day on the sand. Or rather, it would have been, if I hadn't been so worried about babying my communication devices. Yes, yes, I know: "leave your phones at home! The beach is a place to get away from all that! Unplug from the internet for two seconds," and blah, blah, et cetera. Normally, I'd agree; there's a time and a place for ...

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