Pantech Ships 3G, 4G Phones
By Joseph Palenchar On Jul 31 2012 - 6:06pm
New York - Two new
cellphones announced by Pantech include an eco-friendly 3G messaging phone for
AT&T and a 4G LTE Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless. Both feature
touchscreens and slide-out QWERTY keyboards.
For Verizon, the
Pantech Marauder will be available Aug. 2 for $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate
and new two-year customer agreement. For AT&T, the Renue is available at
$69.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year contract.
available from Pantech through Personal Communications Devices (PCD), will be
sold through Verizon's online store. It's targeted to first-time smartphone
users and features a selectable Starter Mode interface, which is a simplified
interface with four home screens, preset widgets and an uncluttered lock screen
said to be easy to use. Starter Mode also features a quick-dialer icon that
lets users make phone calls directly from the home screen. The Standard Mode
interface offers up to seven fully customizable home screens and a customizable
lock screen that offers quick access to frequently used applications.
5-megapixel camera/camcorder with HD video capture, 1.2GHz dual-core
processor,1GB RAM, mobile hot spot feature to share 4G LTE connection with up
to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, DLNA Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 3.0 and MicroSD
card slot supporting 32GB memory cards.
For AT&T, the
Renue 3G phone features Qualcomm's Brew Mobile Platform to download apps,
3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with 262K color display, slide-out QWERTY
keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 3-megapixel camera/camcorder and ability to
customize up to four home screens. For durability, it complies with military
spec 810G for resistance to sand, dust, high and low temperatures, humidity,
vibration and solar radiation.
eco-friendly features include UL Environment certification, compliance with
RoHS standards, preloaded power-saver app and EnergyStar 2.0 charger.