Review: Pantech Pocket for AT&T
As Rich and I noted during our initial hands-on with the Pocket back in October, the Pocket is an excellent device on which to type messages.
The added screen real estate and 4:3 aspect ratio give the on-screen keyboard plenty of breathing room, especially if the phone is held sideways. The enlarged keyboard software makes for easier, faster typing that is more accurate.
The Pocket ships with the Swype software keyboard, as well, but I'd dare say you won't need to use it. The Pocket is easily the best touch screen phone I've used for pecking out text messages and emails.
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While it may be odd to you that we're earmarking this as a selling point for the Pocket, remember that low-cost Android phones are replacing low-cost quick messaging devices. The Pocket's on-screen keyboard is good enough that you can skip a device with a physical QWERTY keyboard. It's food for thought, is all we're saying.
One of the more interesting devices announced during the CTIA trade show this week is the Pantech Pocket. This Android smartphones offers a wide(r) screen than most other Android devices and is a fine phone from Pantech.
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