Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the Jest, a new quick messaging device. The Jest is a slider with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch display. The Jest has a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth, and it has an optical mouse on the front for on-screen navigation. Other features include the ability to create personal icons and banners, Social Beat social networking software, VZ Navigator, and V CAST Music with Rhapsody. The Jest is available online starting today For $70 after mail-in rebate. It will be available in Verizon retail stores starting July 5.