Pantech Marauder comes to Verizon with LTE, QWERTY and Dual-Interface

Pantech Marauder comes to Verizon with LTE, QWERTY and Dual-Interface
Verizon's newest Android phone is called the Pantech Marauder. This new offering will be equally suitable for both users coming from feature phones, as well as those who are already into smartphones.

Why is that, you ask? It seems Pantech has crafted a new Dual-Interface option, which allows users to easily switch between two different UI experiences: Starter Mode and Standard Mode. Starter Mode will be a simplified UI, featuring 4 homescreen pages with preset widgets and an uncluttered, clean lockscreen. On the other hand, Standard Mode will offer a complete smartphone experience, with up to seven homescreen pages, which users will be able to customize as they see fit (like on every other Android phone).

But there's more! The Pantech Marauder will be equipped with an old-school, physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera with HD video recording and, wait for it, 4G LTE connectiviy! Oh, one more thing - the Marauder will also feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, so you can expect it to deliver a pretty decent smartphone experience.

The Pantech Marauder will be available starting August 2, at a price of $49.99 after you put your signature on a new two-year contract.

source: Verizon

Pantech Marauder comes to Verizon with LTE, QWERTY and Dual-Interface
Pantech Marauder comes to Verizon with LTE, QWERTY and Dual-Interface

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  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1680 mAh

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10 Comments

1. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

This seems like a pretty good bang for your buck. Especially if that's an S4 inside there.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

We're talking about a $50 phone from Pantech. I highly doubt there's an S4 in there.

3. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Hey you never know, it seems to be the chip of choice and it's being spread out among all tiers (low, mid, high range). And the rest of the specs would still keep it low on price to allow it sell for $50. A man can dream can't he.

10. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

It is an S4 CPU

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

...yuck.

5. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yeah. You can get the Droid 4 and the Samsung Stratosphere for about the same price... I don't see any reason to use this thing.

6. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

ICS is not a good enough reason? The internals in this will probably be better if not the same. I would not buy it, but if I could only choose between those three, I would have this one.

9. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yes, ICS is a good reason, but I really don't think it will be good at all with Pantech's two different modes in it. It is probably going to be too heavily modified and not going to be any better. I highy doubt that the ACTUAL performance will be any better than the droid 4, although I do think it will be faster than the Stratosphere because it is an older phone.

7. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I guess it's a pretty okay budget smartphone. I know Pantech is capable of making some high end smartphones, so I don't understand why they have to be a "budget" brand in America. :\

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The UI is worse than LG's. But I guess its decent if its for new smartphone owners....

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