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Pantech Pocket now available on AT&T: a different Android phone with a 4:3 screen

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Pantech Pocket now available on AT&T: a different Android phone with a 4:3 screen
The Pantech Pocket is now officially available on AT&T. For a lack of a better word, it’s different - first and foremost because of the screen aspect ratio, which is 4:3. Smartphones usually have a narrower display, and the 4-inch screen on the Pocket stands out in that crowd. Pantech claims that this somehow turns it into a hybrid between a smartphone and an e-book reader, but we’d save our judgment until we actually get to review the device.

In terms of software, the Pantech Pocket is shipping with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, while the spec sheet highlights the 4” display with a resolution of 600x800 pixels, a 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera on the back capable of recording 720p videos and 4G speeds thanks to its HSPA+ support. The internal memory is expandible via microSD cards of up to 32GB.

Pantech Pocket now available on AT&T: a different Android phone with a 4:3 screen
Designwise, it’s not too thick (0.44”) or heavy (4.66oz) but it’s definitely got distinct rounded looks. The rubberized back is also pretty convenient and allows for a firm grip. The batter lasts for 3 hours of talk time and its capacity stands at 1650mAh. 

The best thing about the Pantech Pocket is the fact that it’s affordable. Off-contract it’d set you back $349, but if you opt to sign a 2-year agreement with AT&T, the price drops to $50. 

source: AT&TPantech via Akihabara

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posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:46

1. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Pantech states the 4" screen has a 20% larger display area than the typical 4" devices.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 09:27

2. Birds (Posts: 1028; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Yeah In portrait mode.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 13:35 2

3. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


3 hours of talk time? Dear lord, I wouldn't be advertising that!

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 15:25

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


wow, that battery life is a real killer.

Maybe its actually a realistic talk time estimate instead of the fluffed figures we see on some androids though.

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