Review: Pantech Crossover
Pantech's first Android smartphone for AT&T scores well for a newb. It combines the right mixture of features, design, and price to be a tempting target at AT&T retail shops.
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Pantech swings hard with its first Android smartphone, the Crossover. Pantech manages to impart a little bit of personality into this sideways slider, letting it stand out from the increasingly crowded collection of Android devices. The $69.99 price point certainly doesn't hurt its chances, either. See why the Crossover is worth considering.
Here is a quick look at the Pantech Crossover, the company's first Android smartphone for AT&T.
May 31, 2011
AT&T and Pantech today announced the Crossover, Pantech's first Android smartphone for the U.S. Targeted at people with an active lifestyle, the Crossover features a "durable" (but not fully military-spec, ruggedized) design, and the "AllSport GPS" app, offering workout tracking and a calorie counter.
Jan 17, 2012
Pantech today said that it is holding discussions with Microsoft about licensing certain smartphone patents. "We are in talks with Microsoft over the patent use, but specific details have not yet been decided," a company spokesman said.
Jan 22, 2019
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Oct 25, 2018
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Granted, the crossover is an upgrade to something like my phone. But, I want something powerful like an Atrix or an Infuse with a fully tactile QWERTY.
Blackberry did a pretty good job with the Torch. But, I want a QWERTY that is made for viewing the internet letterbox style.
I'll give you industrial designers a hint, make it just like the LG Quantum, but with a screen the size of the Infuse or Inspire.
I agree, though. I think there needs to be more android devices with a physical QWERTY keyboard.
If you can save some extra cash I reccomend the MotoFlipside. Android 2.1 with qwerty keyboard. Not a bad device.