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Pantech Mobile Launches Pantech Vybe

May 27, 2014 7:41 PM | Pantech | Smartphone |

Pantech Mobile, the innovative and leading wireless device manufacturer and U.S.-based subsidiary of Pantech Co., Ltd., announced today the launch of Pantech Vybe, an affordable, easy to use quick messaging phone with a large touchscreen display, slide-out keyboard, quick camera button, social media shortcuts and the ability to customize multiple homescreens with favorite apps and web bookmarks.

Perfect for those who want quick access to messaging and social media in a fashionable, compact and sleek form factor, the Pantech Vybe will be available exclusively at AT&T stores nationwide and online at beginning Friday, May 23 for $29.99 with a new two-year contract. With low-cost monthly rate plans, the Pantech Vybe is an attractive and affordable option to add to a family plan.

In addition to offering a text-friendly phone at an affordable price, the Pantech Vybe's features include: 
  • Slide-Out Keyboard
  • Large 3.2" Touchscreen Display with Three Customizable Homescreens
  • Quick Camera Button
  • Social Media Shortcuts
  • Say-A-Command Button
  • Pantech Mobile's Dual User Modes
  • Bluetooth®
Additionally, the Pantech Vybe offers access to AT&T pre-loaded features and services, such as Mobile Web and Email with, AT&T Drive Mode®, AT&T Navigator®, AT&T Address Book, AT&T Family Map® and account management with myAT&T.


Pantech Perception Available April 25 at Verizon Wireless

April 23, 2013 9:07 PM | Pantech | Verizon |

Answering a phone call should be effortless. There are times though where our hands may be messy in the kitchen or we’re running from one place to the next and our hands are full with coffee, keys (sometimes coffee and keys) and the phone rings. What should be an effortless task can sometimes be a challenge, the new Pantech Perception looks to solve that.

The new smartphone, a Verizon Wireless exclusive, aims to change that with Motion Sense. The technology lets users wave a hand over the phone to answer a call, scroll through contacts, change a song being played or find a picture from their library.

Aside from touchless access and navigation, the Perception screen is a large 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED, an 8 rear megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel front. There’s 16GB of memory for storing videos, pictures and whatever else. Also included is the Camnote app, which lets users capture and save their notes to their phone so they can stay organized. The exclusive app also lets users share those notes with other co-workers and friends using 4G LTE.

The Global Ready Pantech Perception with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (soon to be upgraded to Jelly Bean) will be available online at and in stores for $99.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year customer agreement beginning April 25.



AT&T Announces the New Pantech Flex

September 4, 2012 8:29 PM | AT&T | Pantech |

The first smartphone at AT&T to offer customers the option to choose between the traditional Android operating mode and a more simplified version ideal for new smartphone users, the Pantech Flex will be available exclusively from AT&T* online and in company-owned retail stores for $49.99 with a two-year agreement and qualifying voice and data plans, beginning Sept. 16.

The Pantech Flex offers a unique dual experience system that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The standard Android format is available for the customer who wants instant access to a wide range of their favorite features – social media sites, email, video and more. In addition, Flex provides the “Easy Experience” mode which prioritizes customers’ apps on the home screen in a clearly organized and easy-to-read format.  Easy Experience users can enjoy an intuitive experience without sacrificing any of the latest in smartphone technology.  By switching simply between traditional and easy modes, depending on preferences, Flex is a very easy to use device.  To see more of the Flex’s features in action, check out this video.



Pantech Expands Quick Messaging Portfolio With Renue at AT&T

July 31, 2012 7:57 PM | AT&T | Pantech |

Now available at AT&T authorized national retailers and online at, the Pantech Renue is a Quick Messaging Phone that delivers a durable and stylish mobile experience to anyone committed to being more sustainable through product purchases. With its physical keyboard and compact design, Renue has been optimized for messaging and updating your status. It is constructed from 67 percent recyclable components, while the packaging is made from 95 percent recycled paper and non-POV soy ink. Renue is currently available for $69.99** with a two-year service agreement and mail-in rebate.

As Pantech expands its line of Quick Messaging Phones, the Renue still boasts the popular features and unique qualities that have contributed to its continued leadership in this device category. The combination of a full sliding keyboard and 3.2" capacitive touch screen display allow for a faster and more convenient messaging experience. Powered by the Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform, Renue provides customers advanced performance and the flexibility to customize the look and feel of the phone with their favorite apps. Additional key features include a 3-megapixel camera with video recorder, along with one-touch access to social media, messaging, music, pictures and games.

Additional features include:


Pantech Swift at AT&T

June 11, 2012 6:56 PM | AT&T | Pantech |

Available today at AT&T company-owned stores and online at is the Pantech Swift – a quick messaging phone perfect for heavy message senders and social media users who want an intuitive mobile experience and a handset with a stylish design. Swift offers exceptional functionality at feature phone value. The Pantech Swift brings faster texting, phone customization, plus games and applications to customers, making it an ideal option for every member of the family seeking a dynamic, affordable phone for everyday use. Only $69.99 (with a two year contract) after a $50 mail-in rebate, Swift is perfectly pocket-friendly in both price and size.

Available in a fun color and complete with options that keep users connected to their circle of friends, the shimmering purple Pantech Swift comes loaded with the latest range of one-touch social media apps including Facebook, Twitter, AT&T Social Net and more. The Swift is the latest in a successful family of quick messaging phones at AT&T and leverages Pantech’s popular quick messaging phone pedigree. Its full keyboard makes sending messages and updating statuses a cinch. An angled 2.8” capacitive touch-screen helps eliminate glare while browsing the web or watching videos, while the 2MP camera captures great pics and video. Swift also has expandable memory to provide plenty of space to store great moments and favorite songs. Additionally, Swift incorporates three customizable home screens, allowing users to completely personalize their phone to fit their lifestyles.

Swift features include:

Compact Size, Unique Curved Design: Small enough to pop into a clutch, its stylish contoured design makes Swift easy to hold, slide open and immediately send messages or update a status.

Full Slide-out Keyboard & Angled Touchscreen Display: Swift’s 2.8" capacitive touch-screen angles forward to reduce glare making it easier to read, while underneath the sliding display discover a full slide-out keyboard that’s perfect for swift texting.


DTS Integrated with Pantech Element Tablet Integration

February 29, 2012 10:29 PM | Pantech |

DTS, Inc., a leader in high-definition audio, today announced that Pantech has integrated high-performance DTS technology into the Pantech Element, which is a powerful 4G LTE tablet that is exclusively available from AT&T. Integration of DTS technology into this device maximizes audio potential of the tablet, and provides consumers with a superior audio entertainment experience on the go.

“We included DTS technology into our devices because we fundamentally believe that clear, immersive sound enhances functionality, engagement and overall enjoyment of our products among consumers,” said Jiuk Moon, Senior Executive Vice President and CTO of Pantech. “As showcased by the positive market response to our high-end DTS-enabled Vega smartphones, DTS state-of-the-art audio technology significantly elevates consumer listening experience—when watching movies, listening to music or playing video games.”

As more and more people consume entertainment content on portable connected devices, it is becoming increasingly important for manufacturers to address audio components as well as visuals. Increasingly, consumer electronics manufacturers turn to DTS to equip their devices with technology that enables consumers to easily stream content from their portable devices and enjoy uncompromised high-definition sound on the go.


4G Pantech Pocket Arrives at AT&T Stores in Time for Holidays

November 17, 2011 9:46 PM | AT&T | Pantech |

Pantech Wireless, Inc., – the U.S.-based subsidiary of Pantech Co., Ltd., one of Korea's largest mobile phone manufacturers – announced the availability of Pocket, the company’s second Android smartphone for AT&T, on November 20 for $49.99. Powered by Android 2.3, this slender 4G device boasts an unconventionally wide SVGA touch-screen display, designed to enhance an array of entertainment applications from browsing and navigation, to social media and watching videos – all in a one-handed form. Additionally, Pocket’s oversized display features a spacious virtual keyboard, furthering Pantech’s commitment to creating top-tier messaging devices at competitive prices. Pocket will be one of the key handsets promoted during the three winter stops on the 2011-2012 Dew Tour, a coast-to-coast action sports tour of which Pantech is a title sponsor.

Ideal for multimedia, e-reading, gaming and entertainment, Pocket has a durable, one-handed design complemented by beveled edges and a textured back. Its unique, wide screen boasts a 4:3 aspect ratio, which offers approximately 20 percent more viewing area than most other 4-inch display handsets.


AT&T to Launch 5 New Android Smartphones

October 11, 2011 9:10 AM | AT&T | Motorola | Pantech | Samsung | Smartphone |

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.



Ultra-Slim Pantech Hotshot Arrives At Verizon Wireless

October 3, 2011 8:56 AM | Pantech | Smartphone | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless today announced the Pantech Hotshot will be available online at beginning Oct. 6.

The sleek Hotshot is a highly portable touchscreen basic phone designed to keep customers connected via voice, text and Web. Brought to market by Personal Communications Devices, LLC (PCD), the Hotshot has three home screens for customization, allowing customers to add favorite contacts, pictures and shortcuts to those screens. Additionally, Hotshot customers can view their favorite video clips and sports or news highlights using V CAST Video.

Key Features:
  • 0.35-inch ultra-slim touchscreen design
  • 3.2-inch LCD touch display for effortless navigation
  • 3.2-megapixel camera and camcorder
  • Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging and mobile instant messaging


Verizon Wireless Announces the the Pantech Jest 2 Smartphone

September 27, 2011 12:49 PM | Pantech | Smartphone | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless announced the Pantech Jest 2 will be available online at beginning Sept. 29.

The global-ready Jest 2 comes equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy socializing. Customers can access mobile email to stay productive and in touch while on the go. Web pages are delivered quickly on the Jest 2 with the Opera Mini Web browser. Opera Mini offers an enhanced user experience bringing users PC-like Web browsing. The Jest 2 is an ideal basic phone with serious texting skills and globe-trotting capabilities.

Key features:
  • 2.4-inch LCD display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Global-ready – quad-band with support allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries
  • 2-megapixel camera and camcorder
  • Task bar key for quick access to Verizon Wireless services, dialing, favorites, recent calls, messaging, music, pictures, contacts and tools


Verizon Wireless To Launch Pantech Breakout

September 19, 2011 11:59 AM | Pantech | Smartphone | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the Pantech Breakout will be exclusively available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at beginning Sept. 22.

The Pantech Breakout smartphone, brought to market by Personal Communications Devices, LLC (PCD), shines with super-fast downloads packaged in a slim and attractive design. Customers will have access to custom Pantech widgets and can share media files between Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled devices by using the Net Media app on their Pantech Breakout.

Additional features:
  • Powered by 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G mobile broadband coverage areas
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 4-inch capacitive touch display (480 x 800)
  • Support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps, as well as access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market



Pantech Pursuit II Arrives at AT&T July 17 for $49.99

July 11, 2011 1:13 PM | AT&T | Pantech |

AT&T announced the Pantech Pursuit II will be available for AT&T customers on July 17 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement and a qualifying rate plan after $50 mail-in rebate.  The smartphone is a Brew Mobile Platform-based phone featuring a 2.8” touchscreen display, vertical sliding keyboard, drag and drop shortcuts, 2MP camera with a camcorder and pre-loaded social media  widgets on one of three sliding home screens for one-touch access. The Pantech Pursuit II is available in pink or green at AT&T company-owned retail stores and online. The Pursuit II will be promoted this summer during Dew Tour, the coast-to-coast action sports tour of which Pantech is a title sponsor.

Customer Benefits

The Pantech Pursuit II is a stylish, compact quick messaging phone that doesn’t skimp on features. The device boasts a full HTML browser for PC-like web browsing, USB 2.0 connectivity, pre-loaded social media apps on the home screen for one-touch access, mobile email capabilities in addition to AT&T Navigator ® for turn-by-turn directions. The Pantech Pursuit II also features a 2.0 MP digital camera with a camcorder and 4X digital zoom as well as fixed focus that allows customers to effortlessly capture quality photos and videos.


AT&T Announces the Android Powered Smartphone - Pantech Crossover

June 2, 2011 1:23 PM | AT&T | Pantech |

AT&T announced the Pantech Crossover; the first Android smartphone from Pantech in the U.S. The 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.

The Pantech Crossover will be available from AT&T at company-owned stores and online at on June 5 for $69.99 with a two-year contract and minimum monthly data plan. The 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.

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.


Verizon Wireless Announces the Pantech Crux

October 27, 2010 3:06 PM | Pantech | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the Pantech Crux will be available online at and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores tomorrow. The Pantech Crux, developed by Personal Communications Devices, LLC, offers customers the perfect combination of simple, sleek and affordable features plus the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ network.

Key features:
  • Touch screen with 3.0” display
  • Music player with external control keys
  • Widgets that offer easy access to social networking services
  • Pre-installed 1 GB microSD card – expandable to 32 GB
  • Mobile IM and Mobile Email
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Home Key – Gives quick access to main home screen or allows customers to easily switch between currently open applications.


AT&T Announces the Pantech Laser Messaging Phone

October 7, 2010 9:23 AM | AT&T | Pantech |

AT&T announced the latest addition to its portfolio of quick messaging phones, the Pantech Laser, will be available exclusively through AT&T beginning October 17. Pantech Laser is the thinnest, full sliding keyboard device (9.95mm) AT&T has ever offered.  Pantech Laser will be available in AT&T company owned stores nationwide and online for $99.99 after $50 mail-in rebate (pay $149.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $50 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement and $20 a month messaging or combination of messaging/data plan required).

The Pantech Laser, an ultra-slim and stylish quick messaging phone that features a vibrant 3.1” AMOLED touchscreen and a full sliding QWERTY keyboard, allows for access to email, social networking and messaging.



Verizon Wireless Announces the Pantech Jest

June 29, 2010 4:24 PM | Pantech | Verizon |

Today Verizon Wireless announced that the Pantech Jest, a new feature slider phone  by Personal Communications Devices, LLC, is available online today. Ideal for staying connected in style, this sassy slider allows customers to manage ringtones, wallpapers and games from personal networks.

Key features:
  • 2.6” 262K color TFT display
  • Self Icon personalization to create icons and banners and display an electronic sign on your phone display
  • Optical directional key with swipe motion technology
  • Built-in 2.0-megapixel camera takes high-quality pictures and records video
  • Text, picture, video and voice messaging
  • Mobile IM and Chat for quick text conversations
Lifestyle features:


AT&T Announced the Pantech Ease - Quick Messaging Handset

June 14, 2010 5:32 PM | AT&T | Pantech |

AT&T today announced the Pantech Ease, the first quick messaging phone from AT&T with menus and features designed for users who seek simplicity in their wireless device.  With a large and comfortable touchscreen, Ease will be available for new and existing AT&T customers online at and in AT&T stores nationwide June 20.

Ease is the latest offering in AT&T’s focused initiative to deliver a streamlined mobile experience.  The handset is also the first simplicity-centric phone to feature a full keypad and touchscreen to keep customers better connected with family and friends.  With the original Pantech Breeze having launched in 2008, the Pantech Breeze II in May 2010 and now Ease, AT&T is committed to customers who want the latest technology in a convenient form.



AT&T to Launch the Pantech Pursuit - Quick Messaging Phone

June 8, 2010 8:08 AM | AT&T | Pantech |

Pantech Wireless, Inc. announced today that “Pursuit,” the company’s first touch screen handset that also features a sliding keyboard, will add a splash of color to AT&T’s summer line of Quick Messaging Phones (QMP).

Available in stores and online, the lime or blue Pursuit also incorporates a unique assortment of original apps including Drawing Commander, Face Tag  and Graffiti.

From Pursuit’s touch screen menu users can surf the web, update a status, send messages, listen to music, watch video clips, and even get directions to the next party without ever having to slide open the phone. A full keyboard slides down from behind the large touch screen, giving users quick access to a variety of popular messaging options and an easier way to type.


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