Review: Pantech Flex for AT&T
Top message: Really? Tell me which one of the 10 devices is better. by Romans724
Replying to: Re: Really? Tell me which one of the 10 devices is better. by Romans724
I can only speak from my experience as a wireless industry business data analyst and from my perspective as a consumer.
Yes, you are correct! All companies outsource their components to one extent or another but those components are built to that company's specifications and more importantly built to that company's budget and anticipated price point for the unit(s) that the component(s) are intended for.
IMHO , The FLEX by Pantech will only stay at the $50 price point for its inaugural launch then will be reduced to free with contract by indirect sales channels if wirefly.com hasn't already done so.
IMHO Pantech seriously lacks market share and credibility
Working in wireless industry, I am tired of seeing phones like this go out then come back because it passed the initial showroom quality test but failed to meet consumer expectations in a practical real life field test application.
I am tired of carriers taking the blame for manufacturer equipment failures and poor design and build.
I am all for Pantech becoming a major player in the US Market, but this isn't the handset that is going to do it.
I am actually in the market now for a new phone for my personal use. So more so than normal I am scrutinizing what is being offered and nothing by any manufacturer has that WOW factor or gives me that feeling of yes, this is a hanset I can carry for 2+ years and be satisfied.
Its obvious by your post, that you either work for Pantech or AT&T. It's clear by the fact you username was created to reply to this review ... Eric has great credibility even among the fan boys and his review was dead on for this unit.