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Review: Pantech Ocean 2

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The Ocean 2 uses the same menu system that's been on Helio phones forever. The main menu is a circle of icons. You can navigate around either using the traditional up down left right system you would use on any grid based menu, or by continuously pressing in any single direction on the D-pad. As you cycle around the main menu icons, each soft key takes you to the two most commonly used selections for that application, while pressing select takes you to each application's main menu. Each of the selections also corresponds to a number on the dialpad.

The main menu can be set to the original Helio circle, or an updated version of the circle that takes up less real estate on the home screen and is called a dashboard. The dashboard is similar in function to the original Helio menu,m but the graphics are a bit tweaked. Once you select any of the menu items from the dashboard, menus change to simple lines that you navigate up or down to select.

The menu system is intuitive and easy to figure out. Everything is placed pretty much right where you expect it to be.

 

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