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Review: Pantech Crossover

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Browser

The Crossover has the stock Android browser on board. While it hasn't really been improved since its first release, it is still a great browser when it comes to handling web pages and web content. Ah, but what about speed? Not fantastic with the Crossover. Data sessions were regularly slow and full of stalls. Sure, the Crossover offers access to the Internet, it just does it from the slow lane. We are talking Volkswagon speeds, not Porsche.

 

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Customize

The Crossover offers the basic set of customization tools that are found on any Android phone. Ringtones, alerts, wallpapers, etc., are all easily changed and adjusted. The home screen panels can be stuffed with apps, shortcuts, and widgets. Let's not forget that you can rearrange the main menu, too.

It also has a handful of themes. The themes each have different wallpapers and shortcuts installed on the home screen panels depending on what activity you're prioritizing. For example, in the work theme email, calendar, and the phone are prioritized. The social theme dials in all the social networking and messaging apps. You get the idea. Each of these can be adjusted and saved, and there is a fully blank theme that can be completely customized the way you want it. The themes only change the home screen layouts, they don't alter the basic functionality of the user interface.

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