October 11th 2011 12:24 am

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An inventive phone that falls short on performance

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We want companies to be creative and innovative. Indeed, we often find ourselves rooting for the little guys who are willing to go out on a limb and try something new, even if they have little chance of succeeding. While we're disappointed that the Pantech Pocket didn't work out quite the same way we hoped, we appreciate the possibilities and would love to see more fresh ideas like this.

Here's the problem, though: It's so risky to put out a device like this that neither the carrier nor OEM wants to invest much money into executing the concept to its fullest. Because of this, phones like this typically aren't made well and don't sell well. The Pocket could have been a powerful handset with terrific performance, but was instead regarded as an experiment. A phone like the Pocket may be perfect for a small slice of users with large hands, and who need a basic smartphone, but it's not going to tempt anyone else.

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