Why is that, you ask? It seems Pantech has crafted a new Dual-Interface option, which allows users to easily switch between two different UI experiences: Starter Mode and Standard Mode. Starter Mode will be a simplified UI, featuring 4 homescreen pages with preset widgets and an uncluttered, clean lockscreen. On the other hand, Standard Mode will offer a complete smartphone experience, with up to seven homescreen pages, which users will be able to customize as they see fit (like on every other Android phone).
But there's more! The Pantech Marauder will be equipped with an old-school, physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera with HD video recording and, wait for it, 4G LTE connectiviy! Oh, one more thing - the Marauder will also feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, so you can expect it to deliver a pretty decent smartphone experience.
The Pantech Marauder will be available starting August 2, at a price of $49.99 after you put your signature on a new two-year contract.