The Pantech Discover, launching January 11 on AT&T, is a 4.8-inch entry level device priced at just $50 with a new agreement. The textured backplate is tastefully curved, and other design cues like dual speakers are a stand out.

But the more interesting part of the Pantech Discover is the work that's gone into the custom user interface. It's built on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, and there actually are two UIs.The main home screen is nearly idiot-proof. Gone is the app drawer. Even the settings menu is hidden from where you'd normally expect it. And it's still pretty full of features, all things considered. It's got NFC, and AT&T's improved DriveMode is built-in, to help cut down on texting and driving. 

Announced: Jan 07, 2013

Released: Jan 11, 2013