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Pantech Crossover bound for AT&T with a June 5 release date

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Pantech Crossover bound for AT&T with a June 5 release date
Until now, Pantech has been known mostly for its entry-level feature phones, but the company is now ready to release its first Android device for the US market. It is called the Pantech Crossover – a sporty smartphone with Android 2.2 Froyo on board, and after June 5, you will be able to find it on AT&T's shelves.

The Pantech Crossover is the type of smartphone that will appeal to people leading an active lifestyle. With its durable design, and rubberized corners, it is meant to handle a bit more action than an average Android smartphone would be subjected to. Another nice feature of the Pantech Crossover is its sliding full-QWERTY keyboard that will definitely make writing text messages or emails an effortless task.

In terms of performance, however, the Pantech Crossover does not seem to offer anything extraordinary. With its relatively modest 600 MHz processor, 3.1-inch touchscreen, and 3-megapixel fixed-focus camera, the smartphone seems to be suitable for the less-demanding Android users. The list of features also includes GPS, Wi-Fi with support for wireless tethering, and a 2-gigabyte microSD card, which has been added to the set.

The Pantech Crossover will be available through AT&T for $69.99 after you opt in for a 2-year contract.

source: AT&T

The sporty Pantech Crossover features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding full-QWERTY keyboard.
The sporty Pantech Crossover features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding full-QWERTY keyboard.
The sporty Pantech Crossover features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding full-QWERTY keyboard.
The sporty Pantech Crossover features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding full-QWERTY keyboard.
The sporty Pantech Crossover features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding full-QWERTY keyboard.

The sporty Pantech Crossover features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding full-QWERTY keyboard.



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posted on 31 May 2011, 09:53

1. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


looks very cheap and simple. But i guess its a good phone for people switching from feature phones.

posted on 31 May 2011, 13:37 2

5. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Google should make all phones released from now on have to be at least 2.3 and 1ghz processor

posted on 31 May 2011, 10:59 1

2. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Agreed, although you gotta worry about people not being happy with it after a few months when they understand how much more a Smartphone can do. This is exactly the type of device you think a one year contract would be perfect for. Then AT&T can upsale you to a more expensive, fully featured smartphone and have them for life. Guess a two year contract on a lower end device is more profitable for them.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 03:18 1

12. scrabble111 (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Apr 2011)


totally agree with you, ive had my sharp fx since november and just thinking about having it for 2 years kills me because there are so many great smartphones that i want already hahaha, i guess at least when im done with my contract theres gonna be way more advanced smartphones haha

posted on 31 May 2011, 14:32

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6220; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


yet another ugly phone from Pantech.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 03:23 1

13. btbotimtim (Posts: 143; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


They should have released Vega Racer in the US market.
The 1.5 GHZ dual core processor phone.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 11:56

14. MindDoc (unregistered)


THIS is why AT&T is by far the worst carrier. While the other three big players (including the one they are trying to assimilate) all have seriously rugged Android phones AND fairly high-end qwerty Androids, they release this piece of garbage: like putting lipstick and a wig on a Flipside. I am loyal to Big Blue for work reasons, and bought a Backflip the week it came out, because I like Android and I like a real keyboard. I figured once they lost iPhone exclusivity, they would give us something like a Droid or Desire Z or SOMETHING. Granted, I want Gingerbread AND LTE, and figure something better is coming this summer, but by then I may have to hold out for Android 3.4, or at least a handset that will be able to handle it... SOOOO sick of waiting for a decent qwerty phone from these jerks...

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 12:05

15. Functianalyst (unregistered)


Surely you're not referring to T-Mobile, and I hope you're not believing that the Motorola Defy is rugged?

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 22:37

16. MindDoc (unregistered)


Well, the Defy seems about as durable as this phone, and was released in November. AT&T has had a lot of time to prepare for losing iPhone exclusivity, and the recent releases are weak: I kind of like the Inspire, but the network speed is a deal-breaker, the Atrix is an overpriced failure, and the Infuse got me kind of excited, because it has a fast radio and actually allows apps from outside the App Market, but compared to the other three carriers, even those specs are behind. Just give me LTE with HSPA+ as a backup, a keyboard, and Gingerbread, and I'll buy it. The carriers make all their profits on data and voice plans, so they all want to shove low- and mid-range smart phones in our faces to make even more money, but at least the other 3 give an option of a decent phone with a keyboard.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:54

17. ByrdDog (unregistered)


I just got the chance to play with this in person and it seems much easier to work than other android phones and feels very comfortable.

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