Boasting a side-slider QWERTY keypad as the prime feature, the Pantech Crossover is one to look out for. Running Android 2.2 (Froyo), and housing 600MHz processor, Crossover is one of the most looked after smartphones that Pantech has to offer. Coming with AT&T contract, the Pantech Crossover is said to be one of the best for first time Android users. With its robust yet simple and intuitive design, Crossover is filled with custom widgets from Pantech that makes the experience yet more worthwhile.
- Solid and sturdy looking design
- Easy to handle and carry about
- QWERTY keyboard is large and spacious; yet not bulky
- Bright screen
- Good connectivity via 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth at decent price
- Lower processor power comparatively
- No dedicated number keys on keyboard
- Battery life is a liability
- Small screen considering video chats and web browsing
Pantech Crossover Tech Specs
The basic target base of the Pantech Crossover is the batch on new users in the Smartphone market. Also, the ones seeking a full keyboard would not be disappointed with its host of features…
- Operating system – Android 2.2 Froyo
- Full size slide-in QWERTY keyboard
- 3.1 MP camera with auto focus and macro functionality
- Superior edge-design for better grip and handling
- 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touch screen 320×480 resolution HVGA display
- Decent processor for starters in the smartphone industry
- Expandable memory up to 32GB
- Connectivity via 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Dimensions – 4.45″ (H) x 2.28″ (W) x 0.56″ (D)
- Backlit Keys, Predictive Text,
- 1500 mAh battery with 5 hours talk time and 360 hours of standby time
Although Crossover is one of the cheaper offerings, but it houses what it promises to deliver. The Pantech Crossover is such device that would bring in a lot of dollars for AT&T and Pantech in one package.
Pantech Crossover Sporty Design
The basic theme of the Pantech Crossover is rather sporty and sturdy than being sleek and sexy. With its robust built of features and a masculine look, the Crossover is one of the first of QWERTY devices on the AT&T’s offerings.
The kit is a bit bulkier in feel due to the extra keyboard. It also boasts a textured battery cover to match the theme. Moreover the outside buttons towards the side and top of the phone are rubberized giving a better grip and feel as a whole.
One of the best features of the Crossover’s design is the unique corners which are neither round or rectangle; this improves the handling features as well as the side buttons placed strategically is yet another cherry on the icing.
The 3.1 inch HVGA 480 x 380 pixels display that the device comes with may pose some problems when used in open sunlight. But there should not be much complains about resolution and other factors for first time smartphone users. Moreover the inbuilt 3.1 MP camera that the device comes with is one more treat to the average user.
The processor may be a bit behind the trends in newer offerings, but is worth enough of power considering that the Crossover runs the Android 2.2 operating system.
$69.99 on a two year contract with AT&T.
We are not talking about a designer high end phone, but we are talking of the most productive and most portable of smartphones that could do with most of the basic needs of a smartphone beginner. And if one is looking for such a mix, Crossover is without doubt the right choice.
Checkout the official Pantech Crossover product site to order your one today.