HTC forgot about us. i-mate couldn't help us anymore (but that may change). Motorola said bye-bye to Smartphones or so I've read. Samsung has slowed showing new devices. In any case...Smartphones are few and far between.
But our hopeful white knight of WinMo Smartphones, Pantech, hasn't forgotten that everyone doesn't exactly want or need a touchscreen device. That you can have a powerful messaging/internet/pim/music/gaming/photo/video/more device without needing to smudge up your screen with fingerprints, pull out a stylus, or take your gloves off. (as long as they are really good fitting gloves).
INTRODUCING THE PANTECH MATRIX PRO (Windows Mobile Smartphone)...Available through AT&T!
The Pantech Matrix Pro is a dual-slider updated version of the Pantech Duo, and the PRO version of their similarly styled non-smartphone, messenger phone, The Pantech Matrix. (<-- Mobiholics Review).
Compared to it's older Smartphone cousin, the Duo, The Matrix PRO boasts many upgrades including:
- Windows Mobile 6.1
- Frequency: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (GSM/GPRS/EDGE); 850/1900/2100 MHz (UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA)
- Upgraded Memory: Memory: 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM
- BEAUTIFUL QVGA screen (320 x 240)
- 2MP Camera
Full Specs and Details can be found HERE
PRICING: $379.99 Off-Contract - $179.99 with 2yr Contract & Rebate....Available NOW!
The Pantech folks were kind enough to lend us a phone for review. And REVIEW we will. But in the meantime, if you have any questions...please feel free to ask them here. Also...enjoy a quick unboxing video I put together. (You can tell...I'm not a fan of unboxing videos! This is more representative of my true unboxing experiences.)