The reviews of Verizon's Brigade phone have been generally good, as demonstrated on CNET. In lieu of the accommodations that contemporary phones provide, the Brigade provides the consumer with a more industrial choice that is designed to withstand the elements.
The phone has been praised for its general ruggedness, reliability and ability to provide the industrial consumer with the majority of her needs. While the phone's capabilities may not match up with the abilities of modern smartphones, it does come with services such as GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera, push-to-talk, a calculator, text and multimedia messaging and a speakerphone. On the other hand, the phone's robust construction means that it is larger and heavier than most consumer cellphones.