Verizon on Tuesday said it will offer the Pantech Perception, a new mid-range Android 4.0 handset with 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, on April 25 for $99 after $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year service agreement. The device comes with Motion Sense technology, which allows users to change songs, answer calls, browse contacts and flip through pictures with simple hand gestures—no screen fondling required. It’s like Samsung Air features, but for Pantech.
In addition to the 4.8-inch screen, the device includes an 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of onboard storage and LTE support. The device will likely get lost into the fray of other mid-range Android devices—there’s really no reason to get this over, say, something like the Galaxy S III, which already sports Jelly Bean. Maybe the Motion Sense tech, a gimmicky feature when all is said and done, will win consumers over.