Pantech Jest officially on sale with Verizon, cuteness and all

Pantech Jest officially on sale with Verizon, cuteness and all
Last week we wrote about the upcoming Pantech Jest that we saw in a leaked Verizon spec sheet. The phone was supposed to go on sale on Thursday, but it is already available on Verizon's website for free with a two-year contract.

The blue Jest is actually pretty cute with its small QWERTY slider form factor. It is a feature phone that emphasizes on messaging and social networking through a dedicated My Messaging key. Navigation is done with an optical directional pad, and the camera is the meager 2MP.

The Pantech Jest obviously targets the teenage crowd and its tendency to write insane amounts of texts, IMs and status updates. It looks well suited for that with its youthful looks, slider keyboard in black and orange, and dedicated buttons for messaging, music and snapshots.

Pantech Jest Specifications

source: Verizon

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1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Reminds me a little of the PALM PIXI with a smaller screen

2. dsg_cobra

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

more accurately would be placed as a reminder or relative of the vzw blitz.

10. Erica unregistered

I think it reminds me of the Palm Pre a little, with the Blackberry style trackpad. I was suprised how much this reminded me of my Palm pre, and the scroll is very similar to my Husbands BB Curves trackpad.

3. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I find it weird that phones like this just come out without much notice but any smart phone has a billion leaks and is hyped up like crazy. I wonder if companies do that on purpose.

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

thats because no one cares about these kinds of phones. unless its like a top notch feature phone or a smart phone... its not going to attract much attention. besides. this form factor is so played out. they already had the blitz which is practically the same phone by a different manufacturer. its not worth noting really... until its released and thats just a quick fyi...

6. mkl4466

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 25, 2008

Same manufacturer as the blitz, so similar but a few notable improvements. What makes this phone worth paying attention to is the video recording and playback. That's all but missing in the Verizon nondata lineup. The rival doesn't count. People get forced into the env3 because they want to take send and receive videos, so this phone is a welcome addition.

5. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

They'll never learn putting out sh*t like this contiuously.

7. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Does every new phone need to be a smartphone? I don't know about you but I find it fairly difficult to sell a Droid or a BlackBerry to a 12 year olds parents...unless their spoiled little b*tches!

8. luddite unregistered

News flash: some folks just want something to make a call and not get nickel and dimed every time the dog poots. Look up from your touch screen and get a life. Your family will thank you for it.

9. Ericathings unregistered

I just came to verizon after having a Iphone 3g, do I miss all my features on my iphone yes, but I have to say, I decided to take a break from smartphones for a little while, and decided to go with this (between this and the blitz) and I liked this more when it came to brightness, color, sound etc. So it's not necessarily for kids, and for those who want to call this a piece of sh"t because you HAVE to have your flash, I'm saving hundreds of dollars more a year then you on cellular bills, and spending it on things way more fun then phones.

11. lkjhdf unregistered

i cant wait to get the pantech jest my phone is breaking and i have to wait till december maby even january to get it idk how long my phone will last i hope i can get the pantech jest soon...... iv been wachin videos on ppl usint the phone and i think its a good phone for me and i will like it alott

12. lynn unregistered

I will never ever own a pantech again. I purchased two before they were recalled six weeks after releasing. I did not know that they were recalled and both phones went through two batteries before I tossed them. I got these for myself and my son because we did not need a data package. You get what you pay for I cheap cheap. after four months I purcased two lg cosmos: one regular and one touch. Since my husband has a BB we did not need to have a smartphone with data package and the two cosmos' are perfect for texting and talking. Yes, no video camera, but hey the FLIP is a fun camera so who needs this on a phone?

13. ladyrain14

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

i am getting the pantech jest 4 x-mas an i wanted 2 know what the recominded age group was 4 this phone also curiouse does it play music on it or something?

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