Review: Pantech Ocean 2
The Ocean 2 has access to a lot of Helio content, and that includes games and applications. Discovery (finding new stuff) isn't bad, and the Ocean 2 manages games and apps well in its menu system. It is preloaded with MySpace, Google Maps, Garmin Mobile, Buddy Beacon and more. You can also re-arrange the location of the apps in the listing.
Bluetooth is easily managed with the Ocean 2. With the main menu open, scrolling to the "settings" icon will bring up a shortcut to the Bluetooth menu via the right soft key. The menu is straightforward. I was easily able to pair with headphones, PCs, other phones and even my car. The O2 would not let me send photo or video files to my PC, but it could receive them. Sound quality through Bluetooth headsets was not that great. Since phone calls aren't stellar to begin with, adding Bluetooth to the mix only makes it worse. But, I was still able to carry on conversations. I just found myself asking, "What?!?" a lot more than I wanted to.
The O2 is an OK timepiece. You can set a multitude of different clocks as the background on the home screen. In fact, the number of clocks borders on the ridiculous. What's annoying is that you can't preview the clocks before you select them. All you can do is choose one, and then exit out to see if you like it or not.
When the phone is asleep, you have to unlock it to see the nice clock you picked out. The problem is, the unlock dialog box covers the clock entirely, so you can't see it. The quickest way to check the time is to open the phone up to automatically unlock the keys. I wish you could just quickly push any of the buttons on the phone to see the time, but you can't.