AT&T has announced today that it is launching its first phone from Pantech called the Crossover. Aimed at the first-time smartphone customer, the Crossover is certainly not what one would consider a powerhouse of an Android phone, but it’ll get the job done for sure.
Besides being a good starter phone to get people used to the smartphone experience, the Crossover is also built with an active lifestyle in mind. It features a textured back and rubberized corners so you can better grip it, but also lessen the chances of it being damaged if you do drop it. It also comes pre-loaded with AllSport GPS which will help you with workout tracking, maps, a calorie counter and more so it will become a part of your outdoor lifestyle.
The phone will go on sale on June 5th for $69.99 with a two-year contract, and a data plan will be required.
Pantech Crossover Tech Specs
- 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
- Wi-Fi hotspot capable for up to five devices
- 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
- Voice Recognition
- 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery; Up to 5 Hours, Standby Time: Up to 360 Hours
As we said, it isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but this could be a greater first smartphone for a child or an older adult that has fears of technology. This is also the first phone from Pantech to appear on AT&T, so it could be a trial before we move on to bigger and better things.
What do you think of the Pantech Crossover? While it may not be for you, is there anyone else in your life it might suit?