Pantech Pocket

Next up in the deluge of Android devices announced by AT&T tonight is the Pantech Pocket -- a unique looking device that AT&T says is focused on messaging and social entertainment.  It's wide 4-inch SVGA (that's 800x600 for those following at home) should make for a nice experience using a touchscreen keyboard, and the mini-tablet form factor should allow for nice browsing and video playback.  Check the specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal Memory:  ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
  • User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
  • Support for up to 32GB microSD
  • Android  2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Full touch 4" SVGA display
  • Screen size & resolution: 4" (600x800) 16M TFT
  • 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
  • 114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
  • Weight is 4.66 oz
  • Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

While this may not appeal to everyone, it's nice to see AT&T branching out and trying new things.  Again, the press release is after the break.

AT&T exceeds 2011 Android commitment, announces FIVE Smartphones

Availability of Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and prepaid AT&T Avail, bring total count of new Android devices this year to 19

DALLAS, Oct. 11, 2011 — In January, AT&T* announced plans to introduce 12 Android devices in 2011 and today AT&T confirmed that goal has been met and will be exceeded during the fourth quarter.

AT&T announced today the upcoming availability of five new Android smartphones, the Motorola ATRIX™ 2, Samsung Captivate™ Glide, Samsung DoubleTime™, Pantech Pocket™ and the AT&T Avail™, a new smartphone option for prepaid customers. These smartphones will up AT&T’s 2011 Android lineup to 19, with more planned to follow.

Motorola ATRIX™ 2

The Motorola ATRIX™ 2 combines “extreme power” with “life of the party.”  With its 1 GHz dual core processor and access to 4G speeds, entertainment lovers will revel in the ability to quickly download music and video and browse rich web pages in high-resolution on the 4.3-inch qHD display. Capture video in 1080p HD and display it on any size HD monitor with an HDMI cable using Mirror mode. With Motorola’s webtop application, you can browse the web with a full Firefox browser. Dock your phone in the optional HD Station** and browse the web on any size HD TV or monitor, or connect to the new Motorola Lapdock 100**, with optional full keyboard**, to use its multiple window capabilities to surf the web, make a call, send a text, stream a video or run a business application on the large screen all simultaneously.
 

While the ATRIX 2 boasts a great deal of entertainment value, features such as device and microSD card encryption, enterprise-grade VPN, enhanced Exchange options and personal information management and remote wipe make this device business-ready.  Enterprise customers and personal users will enjoy the new free ZumoCast app, giving users hassle-free access to their music, playlists, pictures and videos stored on their computer. 

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Internal memory: 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540TFT, with more than  500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
  • 8 MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
  •  Front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
  • On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
  • IPsec VPN
  • Lapdock 100 Accessory

Samsung Captivate™ Glide

The Samsung Captivate Glide is a 4G Android smartphone that keeps you moving with a thin, side-slide QWERTY keyboard and a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor.  Running Android 2.3, the Captivate Glide features access to 4G speeds, a 4” Super AMOLED screen, 8-megapixel flash camera with HD (1080p) video recording and a front-facing camera for video chat.

For the business professional, the Captivate Glide has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support for IT policies, task synchronization and global address lookup.  Know your information and network are secured with virtual private network access and device encryption. 

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
  • Dual camera - 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
  • Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
  • Device and SD card encryption
  • Virtual private network support
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Samsung DoubleTime™

With its compact design and dual touch screen with a full flip keyboard, Samsung DoubleTime is perfect for texting, multitasking and staying connected to social networks. Running on Android 2.2, DoubleTime boasts a white and pink color scheme and features a 3.2 MP digital camera with a camcorder, voice recognition, a dedicated function key for shortcuts, drag-and-drop widgets, five scrolling home screens and an expandable menu with scrolling panels.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
  • Onboard Memory Supports 260MB
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)
  • 3.2” full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution

Pantech Pocket™

The Pantech Pocket is a slim Android 2.3 device ideal for customers focused on social entertainment and messaging. With a 4.0" SVGA touch screen display, wide profile virtual keyboard, 4G support, 5MP camera, and access to the Android Market, it is the perfect device for those wanting a wider screen for a better experience with browsing, navigation and entertainment in a one-handed design.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal Memory:  ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
  • User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
  • Support for up to 32GB microSD
  • Android  2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Full touch 4" SVGA display
  • Screen size & resolution: 4" (600x800) 16M TFT
  • 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
  • 114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
  • Weight is 4.66 oz
  • Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

AT&T Avail™

The AT&T Avail from ZTE is the second Android smartphone launched by GoPhone, AT&T’s pre-paid offering.  This device features a 3.5-inch touch screen, 5- megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.3 OS.  AT&T Avail provides an affordable option for customers seeking the Android smartphone experience while still maintaining control of their usage and monthly bill.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen
  • 5 MP autofocus camera and video recorder
  • Seven customizable homescreens
  • Wi-Fi capable

AT&T Android Portfolio

Committed to serving the growing number of Android fans, AT&T now provides more options for customers seeking the Android OS experience at a variety of price points, form factors and through unique services.

In January, AT&T announced its commitment to expanding its Android portfolio by launching 12 new devices before year’s end.  Since February, the company has introduced 12 Android smartphones and two new Android tablets. The Motorola ATRIX 2 and Samsung Captivate Glide join AT&T’s premium Android smartphone lineup that includes the Samsung Infuse™ 4G, Samsung Galaxy S™ II, HTC Inspire™ 4G and LG THRILL™ 4G.

 

Reader comments

AT&T announces the Pantech Pocket

7 Comments

Not the most appealing phone, but I believe it will do well with the younger crowd if the price-point is right. Interesting design and decent specs though.

What an ugly POS!!!! Who and why would anybody buy such atrocity?! I understand if people are on the budget and need something cheap but with Android but this is just so hideous! They'd be better off getting a year-old phone than this!

I knew that the technology to fit a phone into a pocket was close. Now I won't have to carry my phone in a backpack anymore!

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