New Orleans - Personal
Communications Devices (PCD) unveiled the Pantech Verse TXT8045 messaging phone
at CTIA Wireless 2012.
The 2G phone
with slide-down QWERTY keyboard will be available on the U.S. Cellular network
beginning May 11 at $29.99 after $50 mail-in rebate.
PCD is also
showcasing other products that it recently shipped, including the Virgin Mobile
Venture Android smartphone, the Verizon Wireless HomeFusion Broadband LTE wireless-broadband
system for homes and Netgear's 4G Mobile Broadband router.
Verse features vertical slider QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch QVGA display,
2-megapixel camera/camcorder, music player, external speaker, stereo Bluetooth,
MicroSD slot supporting 32GB cards, and no Wi-Fi. Talk time is up to 4.8 hours,
and standby time is 15 days.
Hauppauge, N.Y., provides distribution and marketing services for handset
suppliers, conducts product planning and development for devices, and provides
technical testing quality control for handset suppliers.