FCC Outs Pantech Perception for Verizon Wireless
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission reveal an unannounced handset from Pantech for Verizon Wireless. The Pantech Perception is a monoblock Android smartphone that the FCC confirms supports LTE 4G in addition to CDMA and GSM for roaming, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The FCC also confirms that the Pantech Perception includes NFC, and images show an 8-megapixel camera with flash on the rear of the device. The draft user manual refers to other features such as microSD card support, Wi-Fi Direct, HFMI, and DLNA, though these are not confirmed. Based on screenshots, the Perception runs Android 4.x. Neither Pantech nor Verizon Wireless has announced the Perception, and pricing and availability are not known.