And just like that, our pleas for more details about the Pantech Flex have been answered. We've come across the full 108-page user manual for AT&T's newest LTE device -- also known as the P8010 or Oscar -- which offers a heap of screenshots, included features and plenty of other tidbits. In it we learn many of the details concerning the manufacturer's new Easy Experience mode, which is geared toward first-time smartphone buyers. Look below to find the manual in its entirety, and past the break we'll break down some of the most important or interesting factoids we uncovered in the manual.
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- Easy Experience mode: As mentioned earlier, Easy Experience is Pantech's method of easing smartphone first-timers into this brand new world of mobile computing. Much like we've seen on the Pantech Marauder's Starter UI, it still offers access to the essential apps, and does so in a way that may not be overwhelming to anyone accustomed to using touchscreen featurephone UIs -- the Easy Experience user interface, in fact, reminds us of some of Pantech's non-smartphone products such as the Ease or Razor. The menus and navigation panels are quite basic here, presenting buttons and text in large fonts in order to prevent the need for gratuitous scrolling. The user manual reveals that switching back and forth between this mode and the standard Android skin is merely a matter of venturing into the settings menu.
- Social World: Pantech's take at a special social networking app in which Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and are bundled together in the same program.
- Social Gallery: An extension of Social World, Social Gallery will let you take all of your photos from various services and put them together in one place.
- Key Ring: collect all your loyalty cards and put them here (sound a little like PassBook to you?).
- Quadband GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz), triband UMTS / HSPA+ (850 / 1900 / 2100MHz) and 700 / AWS LTE bands.
- Dimensions: 129.9 x 67 x 7.95 mm (5.11 x 2.63 x 0.31 inches), 4.6 ounces (132g)
- Additional keyboards: SwiftKey and Swype
- Supported video formats and codecs: H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1(WMV), DivX/XviD.
- Supported files types and container formats: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .mkv, .avi, .wmv, .asf, .divx.
- Dolby Mobile is also supported.
For such a basic phone, 108 pages seems to be a little overkill. However, there's certainly a few interesting nuggets to dig up from the loads of screenshots and step-by-step instructions, so feel free to have a look and pipe up in the comments if anything else stands out to you.