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Pantech's first US Android comes to AT&T as the Crossover, launches June 5 for $70

Brad Molen

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Pantech and AT&T have been BFFs for several years, but the two companies have never taken things to the next level -- until now. Alluded to by an AT&T exec earlier this month, the Crossover will be the Korean manufacturer's first attempt at Android in the US and will be on sale June 5th for $70 with contract. We can't help but notice the similarities between the device you see above and the P8000 that cleared the FCC a few months back, but now we actually have some cold hard specs to go along with it. Packing a modest offering of Froyo, 3.1-inch touchscreen display, 3 megapixel camera, and a less-than-stellar 600MHz CPU, it's no Atrix 4G or Vega Racer. Despite the less-than-stellar features, it should fill an empty niche in AT&T's lineup quite well as a durable QWERTY slider with textured back and rubberized corners. You only have a few days to decide which kind of shock tests you'll put your new phone through, and you may find the press release (found after the break) to be full of great ideas.


New Android 2.2 Smartphone Available to AT&T Customers June 5

DALLAS, May 31, 2011 -

Key Facts

- Perfect for first-time smartphone users, the Pantech Crossover™ is the first Android™
smartphone from Pantech in the U.S.
- Crossover boasts a slide out full keyboard, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor,
- 3-megapixel digital camera with camcorder, the popular AllSport GPS™ app and Mobile
Hotspot support.
- Pantech Crossover will be available from AT&T at company-owned stores and online at on June 5 for $69.99 with a two-year contract and minimum monthly data plan.
- Pantech Crossover will be one of the premier phones promoted this summer on the Dew Tour, a major coast to coast action sports tour, of which Pantech is the official handset sponsor.

Customer Benefits

The Pantech Crossover™ makes it seamless for active people to stay connected through messaging and social media. Ideal for customers looking for additional features, personalization and convenience in their next phone, Crossover runs the Android 2.2 platform, has a side-sliding, full QWERTY keyboard, a five screen customizable interface, and an easy-to-use 3.1" touch screen to access apps, widgets and more. For users ready to make the switch from a messaging phone to smartphone, Crossover is a simple take on the popular Android operating system.

Crossover's durable design means it can go wherever you go. With a textured back cover and
rubberized corners, it's not afraid of a little action and is packed with features customers use most. The full QWERTY keyboard makes it a breeze to text, email and surf the web, and from the touchscreen, AT&T customers can use Android Market™ to grab the latest apps for social networking, games and more. Crossover is preloaded with AllSport GPS™, an application that offers workout tracking, maps, a calorie counter and more features for your active lifestyle. Sporty good looks and durable design come together to make Crossover a perfect fit for any active lifestyle.

In addition, Crossover also offers AT&T Mobile Hotspot to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices for customers who choose a tethering plan. Customers can also enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi usage on the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network with qualifying data plans.

Key Specifications
• Android™ 2.2 (Froyo)
• 3.1" Full Touchscreen Display with Full Keyboard Slider
• HSPA Tri-Band 850/1900/2100 MHz; Quad-Band GSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
• 2GB card preinstalled
• microSD™ Memory Card Supports up to 32GB
• 4.45" (L) x 2.28" (W) x 0.56" (D), Weight: 5.15 oz
• 3-megapixel camera with camcorder, fixed focus, 4x zoom
• 600 MHz processor
• Micro USB and 3.5mm headset jack
• 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery; Up to 5 Hours, Standby Time: Up to 360 Hours
• Voice Recognition
• Accelerometer

To learn more about the Pantech Crossover, visit

"Our Android portfolio continues to grow with unique options for customers of all types," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Device Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "The Pantech Crossover with its unique finish and full keyboard will introduce new and existing customers to smarthphone features for the first time."

"Crossover is the latest addition to our popular lineup of AT&T mobile phones," said Wyatt Whaley, vice president of product planning for Pantech Wireless. "As our first Android™ smartphone for AT&T customers, we've made sure that Crossover has all of the features our users consider indispensible and more – a full keyboard for messaging, a touchscreen for apps and games, easy access to favorite social media pages and many others. Crossover is a simple, sporty Android device for people on the move and it will be a central part of this year's exciting Dew Tour."

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