It looks like Pantech is doing its best to bring it strong in the US with a balanced attack of GSM and CDMA handsets; besides dropping a couple of the former on Cingular, Verizon's been known to drink the Pantech Kool-Aid, too -- though typically in Nokia trim
. The FCC has unearthed a new Verizon-bound model for us, the PN-310; as you might recall, the Nokia 6215i began life as the Pantech PN-315
, so it's entirely possible the 310 won't
be the 310 by the time it hits store shelves. Without a camera or color external display, the meager clamshell looks destined for the bottom rung in Verizon's lineup. Personally, we don't think "cheap" should mean "external antenna is okay," but we guess Pantech didn't get the memo.
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