Verizon Announces the Pantech Perception at $99, With a Handful of Features From the Galaxy S4

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This morning, Verizon announced a new 4G LTE phone to their growing family, the Pantech Perception. As one would expect from anything released by Pantech, this phone should be considered mid-range when compared to today’s smartphone standards. It sports a 4.8″ HD (720p) Super AMOLED display, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and 16GB of storage.  (more…)

Pantech Perception Headed to Verizon, Detained by FCC and Mugshotted

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Verizon’s next highly anticipated super phone just stopped by the FCC for some closeups. I’m hoping you might have caught a whiff of sarcasm from me and that the Pantech Perception will be more of a mid-range device for those looking to pick up a more “budget-friendly” phone. These are the first actual photos we have seen of the device, if you don’t count the press render we saw back in early January.  (more…)

Pantech Perception Render Spotted With Verizon LTE and HD Screen

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Pantech is looking to make a bigger dent in the US market this year with the recently announced Discover headed for AT&T and the Perception that we believe is headed for Verizon. Start off with a HD 720p screen that’s powered by a Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and this device is looking fairly decent already.

Unfortunately there isn’t much more information other than that. The Discover is set to launch on AT&T for only $50 however, so if that price is close to the same when it lands on Verizon this could be a very powerful mid-range device.

Via: Unwired View

Verizon Announces the Pantech Marauder at $49, Made for Smartphone Newbies

The Pantech Maruader first leaked last week as the Star Q, but the specs that accompanied the leak were all sorts of wrong. The device actually has a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, likely the same chipset that is in the Incredible 4G LTE. It also has a 5MP camera, 1GB of RAM, and will be available for $49 on August 2 after a $50 rebate.

Verizon is directing this device at first time smartphone owners, or those that are coming over from having feature phones for years. The UI looks super simple, almost feature phone-esque, but the price is the key here. Not a bad option for those making their first smartphone purchase that aren’t planning on using much data with Share Everything. Then again, the Galaxy Nexus can be had for $50 more and is 10x the phone.  (more…)

Pantech Star Q Makes First Appearance, A Low-Range Slider Headed to Verizon

What you are looking at is a phone known as the Pantech Star Q. It’s clearly a below mid-range slider, headed to Verizon to run on their 4G LTE network. While it may sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the rest is nothing to be writing home to Mom about. The Star Q has a 4″ WVGA display, 3MP rear camera and a 4-row slideout keyboard.  Ice Cream Sandwich is on board, but boy does that screen above look like some feature phone software from the 90s. Yikes.

If this phone doesn’t launch for free, you’ll find me scratching my head in the back corner of a pub for days.

Via:  Android and Me

Pictured Benchmark Belongs to New Snapdragon S4 Powered Pantech Device, Complete with Ice Cream Sandwich

Could this be a NenaMark 2 benchmark for a new Pantech (model number ADR910L) device headed to Verizon? From looking over the benchmark, we can see it sports the Adreno 225 GPU which points to a Qualcomm S4 chip, Ice Cream Sandwich, and we assume it will have 4G LTE aboard since VZW has stated that they would be only launching devices with 4G LTE capability in 2012. So, could this be the next iteration of the Breakout which was model number ADR8995?

The S4 and ICS do make it sound nice, but with a reported resolution of just 480×800, we shouldn’t expect this to be the next superphone everyone is dying to get their hands on. For those interested in mid-range devices, having the S4 processor for a much more affordable price will be a major draw though. Our ears are officially perked for more info on this handset.

Via: NenaMark

Hands Free Gestures Coming To Pantech’s New Vega LTE Smartphone

We have all been there. You are making a meal, hands all covered in beer batter, and all of a sudden you have an important call coming in. You aren’t going to touch your phone with those nasty hands are you? The future of hands free technology doesn’t think you should have to either. Shortly, Pantech is going to deliver the Vega LTE which features hands free gesture control. Wave your hand in front of the camera and control your phone’s actions.  (more…)

HTC Rhyme and Pantech Breakout Receive Video Overviews

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Two of Verizon’s newest devices – HTC Rhyme and Pantech Breakout – received their standard video overviews this morning.  The Rhyme walks through some of HTC’s new Sense 3.5, the accessory pack for the phone, how easily it takes pictures of bikers, and reminds you to always ignore calls from work.

The Breakout video takes you into a world of pure dance and social awesomeness.  If you need a phone that is hot in the break dancing scene, then look no further than the Breakout.  It’s also amazing at finding rooftop parties, sending texts to your crew, and bringing the “cool.”  I can’t believe I just typed all of that with a semi-straight face.    (more…)