Casio G'zOne Brigade

Key features: 2.9-inch TFT screen, circular OLED display, QWERTY keyboard, PTT (Push-to-Talk) functionality, Bluetooth, and microSD card slot

Complex says: If the G-Shock brand has taught us anything it's that Casio knows how to build durable hardware. This waterproof and shock-resistant phone dons a hard plastic shell case and a durable QWERTY keyboard that could withstand the harshest wear-and-tear. Integrated PTT technology lets owners use the handset as a walkie-talkie, plus the phone features instant messaging and e-mail access depending on your Verizon data plan. With battery life clocked at seven hours of talk time, the Brigade stands strong on the frontline of elite dumb phones.

Click here to Buy It Now at Verizon Wireless, $99