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Pantech gets official with C630 candybar: $40 on contract at AT&T

Darren Murph

Ah, there you are! We've been expecting you! Yes, Pantech has finally come clean with the official US launch of the totally low-key C630. The simplistic candybar includes a few niceties, however, such as 3G (HSDPA) support, aGPS / AT&T Navigator, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, 1.3-megapixel camera and AT&T Video Share / Mobile Music capabilities. You'll also find a music player for handling those MP3, MIDI (seriously?), WAV and AAC+ files, not to mention a quad-band GSM radio and a battery good for five hours of talk time (over two weeks on standby). If this packs all you need, you can catch it on AT&T tomorrow for $39.99 on a two-year agreement; full release and specifications are after the break.


New 3G Pantech C630 Combines a Feature-rich Experience with Stylish Design Elements at an Affordable Price

ATLANTA – Dec. 11, 2008 – Pantech Wireless, Inc., – the U.S.-based subsidiary of Pantech Group, one of Korea's largest mobile phone manufacturers – today announced the availability, on Friday December 12, of the C630, a capable and inexpensive candy-bar style phone that offers a variety of media-rich essentials for the modern user. Packed with more than its share of features for the price point – $39 after a two-year service agreement and applicable mail-in rebate – the C630 allows users to stay mobile in style, moving between GPS, music, chat and video options without breaking the bank.

Confirming the adage that big things can come in small packages, C630's compact form-factor allows for easy handling of popular phone features, such as text, IM multimedia messaging, advanced navigation with aGPS for turn-by-turn directions using AT&T Navigator, support for a wide range of digital music formats and swift Internet browsing at the speed of 3G. In addition to deviated number keys that glow white when depressed, the C630 also incorporates mixed materials, including a rubberized back-panel, a mirrored screen and a small joystick pad to provide an even cooler user experience.

Measuring just four inches long by less than half of one inch deep, the C630 also includes:

• 3G
• aGPS and AT&T Navigator
• Bluetooth™
• MicroSD
• 1.3 MP camera
• AT&T Video Share capabilities
• AT&T Mobile Music

"The C630 is a little phone with big functionality," said Patrick Beattie, vice president of sales and marketing at Pantech Wireless, Inc. "We packed a lot in this device while working to keep the price affordable. Pantech believes that advanced functionality can be available for all levels of users."

The Pantech C630 will be available at starting Friday, December 12. C630 is $39.99 after a two-year service agreement and mail-in rebate.

About Pantech Wireless, Inc.
Pantech Wireless, Inc., an Atlanta, GA-based subsidiary of Pantech & Curitel and Pantech Co., Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America as part of the Pantech Group. For additional information, visit the PWI website at

About Pantech
Pantech Group, through its affiliates - Pantech Co., Ltd., Pantech & Curitel Communications, Inc. and Pantech C&I Co. - is one of Korea's top three mobile handset makers. Pantech has received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs, and has also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile phone industry. Established in 1991, Pantech collectively has approximately 2,500 employees and 8 regional sales offices worldwide. For more information on Pantech, please visit

• Bluetooth stereo headset support
• microSD Memory Port – up to 16 GB
• aGPS with AT&T Navigator for turn-by-turn directions
• AT&T MEdia™ Net
• Instant Messaging: AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger
• AT&T Video Share calling
• AT&T Mobile Music & CV
• Multimedia: MP3, MIDI, iMelody, MMF, WAV, SMAF, MPEG4, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA,
H.263, H.264, AAC+V2
• Mobile email services
• Music ID Recognition
• Camera
• Downloadable ringtones and music with Napster and eMusic
• Picture and MP3 ringtone caller ID

Product Specifications:
• Form Factor: Slim & Sleek Bar
• Band/Modes: GPRS/EDGE quad-band / UMTS/HSDPA Dual-band (850/1900MHz)
• Dimensions: 4.1" (H) x 1.7" (W) x 0.46" (D)
• Display: 1.76" 262K TFT (176x220 Pixels)
• Camera: 1.3 megapixels
• Sound: 72 Polyphonic, MP3 Ringtone
• Multimedia: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, H.263, MPEG4, H.264, AAC+V2,
• Connectivity: USB 2.0, Bluetooth Stereo
• Internal Memory: 64MB
• Talk time: Up to 5 hours
• Standby time: Up to 16 days
• External Memory: Micro SD
• Capacity: Up to 930mAh

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