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.
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.