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

0. phoneArena posted on 31 May 2011, 09:01

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...

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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: 3604; 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 (unregistered)

yet another ugly phone from Pantech.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 03:23 1

13. btbotimtim (Posts: 255; 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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