Pantech has come out with a new android smartphone (Gingerbread 2.3) for at&t called the Pocket, and I am starting to think they should have called this smartphone the Pocket Tablet, the huge screen gives it a form factor that resembles that of a miniature tablet running android. When the phone arrived on my door step a week ago, my girlfriend was the first person to see it and since then she has switched from Boost Mobile to AT&T because of it. I haven’t even played with it yet and probably never will because trust me she isn’t giving it up. She also said the phone reminded her of me, unique and chubby.
The Pantech Pocket features a 4” 1280x720p HD touch screen which is about 20% wider than other smart phones with similar sized screens, a 5 megapixel camera. It doesn’t come with much internal memory but it is expandable up to 32GB via microSD. Battery life is advertised as 3 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time. Girlfriend claims she was able to talk more than that.
I am a huge fan of Pantech, really huge fan. They make some of the coolest quick messaging phones on the market and they always blow me away with the price tag they attach to them.
Pantech in my opinion makes quality phones with out the hefty price tag, and I have never had any issues with any of their devices. Some have lasted longer than my iPhones and other smartphones. So don’t knock Pantech just because of their low priced phones.
I recently had the pleasure of playing with two Pantech Quick Messaging phones and a flip phone all of them for the at&t network. I have to say if I couldn’t afford my iPhone I would definitely use anyone of these devices as my primary device. Their android powered phone the Crossover for example is just as powerful as some phones priced $199 or higher.