Verizon Wireless Casio Exilim C721 to launch for a hefty $279

Our ninja came through for us again and provided us with all the launch details for the Casio Exilim C721. We already scooped the June 10th launch date and now we have pictures, pricing and specifications to round out the information on this new handset. Hit the jump for all the details and images you can handle.

  • 1X/EVDO Rev A connectivity
  • 2.3-inch QVGA (not WVGA as originally thought) internal display with  0.7-inch Mono (White) 96×32 external display
  • 5.1 Megapixel auto-focus camera/camcorder with flash, image stabilizer,180-degree rotating display, and optical 3x zoom
  • Dedicated camera/video key
  • Meets military specifications 810F standards for water (Immersion & Rain), humidity, salt-fog, shock, vibration, dust, solar radiation, altitude, low & high temperature storage
  • Bluetooth Profiles: headset, hands free, DUN, A2DP, phonebook access, and object push (for vCard / vCal)
  • Music Player for: MP3, WMA, unprotected AAC & unprotected AAC+ formats
  • HTML Web Browser
  • Up to 8GB of optional removable memory
  • Verizon Services: V CAST Music with Rhapsody,V CAST Videos, Chaperon Parent/Child Capable, Media Center, Mobile Email, Mobile Web Mail, Mobile IM & Chat capable
  • Dashboard with Mobile Web, Field Force Manager capable
  • Visual Voice Mail capable, Mobile Broadband Connect capable
  • Text, Picture, Video & Voice Messaging
  • GPS (VZ NavigatorSM Capable)
  • Dimensions: 4.0” x 2.0” x 0.8”; Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Usage Time: Up to 230 minutes OR Standby Time: Up to 540 hours

The 5MP Casio Exilim will launch for $279 after a $50 mail in rebate and 2-year contract, $349 after a $50 mail in rebate and 1-year contract and $449 for full retail. At this extraordinarily high price for a souped up feature phone, the C721 will probably be a dust collector on the shelves of Verizon Wireless stores nationwide until the price drops — good thing it’s dust proof.

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