Pantech Crossover on AT&T

AT&T and Pantech this morning announced the Crossover, a horizontal slider with a 3.1-inch display, four-row keyboard, 3MP camera and Android 2.2. It's Pantech's first Android device in the United States. Under the hood, it's got a 600MHz processor powered by a 1500mAh battery.

It'll be available June 5 for $69 on contract.

New Android 2.2 Smartphone Available to AT&T Customers June 5

DALLAS, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Facts

  • Perfect for first-time smartphone users, the Pantech Crossover™ is the first Android™ smartphone from Pantech in the U.S.
  • Crossover boasts a slide out full keyboard, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 3-megapixel digital camera with camcorder, the popular AllSport GPS™ app and Mobile Hotspot support.
  • Pantech Crossover will be available from AT&T* at company-owned stores and online at www.att.com on June 5 for $69.99 with a two-year contract and minimum monthly data plan.
  • Pantech Crossover will be one of the premier phones promoted this summer on the Dew Tour, a major coast to coast action sports tour, of which Pantech is the official handset sponsor.

Customer Benefits

The Pantech Crossover™ makes it seamless for active people to stay connected through messaging and social media. Ideal for customers looking for additional features, personalization and convenience in their next phone, Crossover runs the Android 2.2 platform, has a side-sliding, full QWERTY keyboard, a five screen customizable interface, and an easy-to-use 3.1" touch screen to access apps, widgets and more. For users ready to make the switch from a messaging phone to smartphone, Crossover is a simple take on the popular Android operating system.

Crossover's durable design means it can go wherever you go. With a textured back cover and rubberized corners, it's not afraid of a little action and is packed with features customers use most. The full QWERTY keyboard makes it a breeze to text, email and surf the web, and from the touchscreen, AT&T customers can use Android Market™ to grab the latest apps for social networking, games and more. Crossover is preloaded with AllSport GPS™, an application that offers workout tracking, maps, a calorie counter and more features for your active lifestyle. Sporty good looks and durable design come together to make Crossover a perfect fit for any active lifestyle.

In addition, Crossover also offers AT&T Mobile Hotspot to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices for customers who choose a tethering plan. Customers can also enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi usage on the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network with qualifying data plans.

Key Specifications

  • Android™ 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 3.1" Full Touchscreen Display with Full Keyboard Slider
  • HSPA Tri-Band 850/1900/2100 MHz; Quad-Band GSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2GB card preinstalled
  • microSD™ Memory Card Supports up to 32GB
  • 4.45" (L) x 2.28" (W) x 0.56" (D), Weight: 5.15 oz
  • 3-megapixel camera with camcorder, fixed focus, 4x zoom
  • 600 MHz processor
  • Micro USB and 3.5mm headset jack
  • 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery; Up to 5 Hours, Standby Time: Up to 360 Hours
  • Voice Recognition
  • Accelerometer

To learn more about the Pantech Crossover, visit www.att.com/mobilephones-news.

 

Reader comments

Pantech Crossover hits AT&T on June 5

15 Comments

I am simply underwhelmed... Seriously though, I try to cut some slack to OEM's that run these types of specs on phones.. Reason: There seems to be a market for antiquated hardware and software. Is it because the phone itself looks appealing with sleek shapes and lines? Perhaps..

No matter what we think we know, alot of people out there simply do not care about high end performance like we do here.

Nobody should be signing a two-year contract for a phone this underspec'ed. Your phone is already out of date before beginning day one of your contract and if you want to get a better phone later, you'll have to pay much more without a discount than what you'd pay signing up the contract with a good spec'ed phone in the first place.

Phones like the Pantech Crossover should be offered only for prepaid / no-commitment monthly plans.

Do the "Function" and "Lock" labels actually serve a purpose? Are there buttons on the right-hand corners to go along with these labels?

I hope so. Surprisingly, I really like the look of this device. It looks like a Timex Ironman watch (or any fitness watch), which was probably intentional.

Did any of you actually read the description? It wasn't made for us. It was made for "first-time smartphone users". Especially those who are active.

I agree it's kinda ugly. However, at&t greatly lacks android devices with a full qwerty. This phone might be a good fit for active teens or tweens who want to desperately stay connected.

I'll hold my judgment until I can play with it, hands on.

What is it with all this "first time Android Owner" nonsense. As if it is so much harder to figure out a powerhouse than it is a weakiling device...

If anything, the first impression a newly minted Android owner should have is one of awe and limitless possibilities... Like I had when coming from the BB Stormdrain...

Agreed! I used to have the Samsung Finesse - that old "smartphone" on MetroPCS which didn't have a full browser, no 3g, no WiFi (!), music player that didn't work, no customization, no downloadable apps, pathetic camera, GPS that worked sometimes, resistive screen!

So when I got the Nexus S, my first true smartphone and my first Android phone, it took me only a couple of hours to figure out how everything works, and in no time i was chatting on Google Voice, playing Angry Birds and messing around with widgets and live wallpapers.

People who have hard time figuring out how to use a smartphone should probably stick to using old flip-phones.

"People who have hard time figuring out how to use a smartphone should probably stick to using old flip-phones."

Those are the same people who don't know their arse from their elbow when it comes to technology and are a cell phone store's perfect target. They think smart phones are cool and useful, but know nothing about them or how to use one. They just saw a commercial on tv, or have a friend who's equally ignorant but can't stop talking about how cool their "smartphone" is.

This market will only grow, so these phones are going to be around for a while. But in the long run the more users the more popular Android will become, so might as well chuckle and welcome our under spec'd smartphone friends.

What is it with all this "first time Android Owner" nonsense. As if it is so much harder to figure out a powerhouse than it is a weakling device...

If anything, the first impression a newly minted Android owner should have is one of awe and limitless possibilities... Like I had when coming from the BB Stormdrain...

Until a phone comes out with a DVORAK keyboard (which will be never!), I won't be touching a landscape keyboard phone let alone this phone. But, hey, if you're a teen who does not care about having the latest and greatest, why not?

This phone has to be a bad joke. Seriously? My Palm Pre Plus from last year had specs like these (accept the sliding keyboard was horizontal). The only phone with last year's specs that interests me is the Nexus S4G and that runs the most current version of Android. Continuing to introduce phones with Froyo at this point, is daft, with Gingerbread out and Ice Creams rumored to arrive at year's end.

That's great that they're bringing in more android keyboard phones but they need to bring in the high end android keyboard phoens not just the low end "for beginners" phone like the crossover or that awful backflip....

I'm waiting to see what will happen with the tmo/at&t merge. if it doesn't work out, I might just switch out to tmo and say Eff you to AT&T. Their line up has been so freaking bad that I don't want to get any of their phones anymore...
Tmo has a much better line up at better prices and here in cali atleast, everyone that has tmo have been extremely happy with their service (quality and signal).

I actually kind of liek the design it looks rugged and tough if you know what I mean. :P