Official looking pictures of the Verizon Escapade

Official looking pictures of the Verizon Escapade
Last month we informed you that Verizon was preparing to launch a new CDMA/GSM world-phone, know as the Pantech Escapade WP8990VW. We're still not sure when the phone is due out, or for how much, but a few new pictures of the device were leaked today showing that it will have a maroon/wine color plastic exterior with a black plastic interior. We also learned that the rumors of it not having a microSD card slot are true, and that EVDO is not supported. This means the device will use CDMA 1x and D, GSM, and GPRS only. Other features include a 2MP camera, SIM slot, and a 2.5mm headset jack. We've also been told the internal display might not be QVGA as originally thought, which wouldn't surprise us, since the Escapade is turning out to be a low-end world phone and not a true competitor to the Samsung Renown.

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4. SilverPearl

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 08, 2008

Looks to be a typical global-rental phone. *shrug*

2. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Nothing to write home to mom about.

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ummm.... i guess this phone would gear more for the senior traveller? seriously though... if it isn't free with a 2yr contract what's the point... the renown beats this phone in every category...

3. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

maybe not free but will def. be cheap. way cheaper than renown. vzw is really working on expanding its global options and that includes low end travelers.

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