Do you love cheap? Who doesn't, right? As nice as today's smartphones
are, they're still pretty expensive, and to be honest, not everyone
uses them enough to really take advantage of the $30/month data plan.
That's why texting and feature phones exist, and Pantech
's latest is
pretty robust considering the price. Launching this week on AT&T
the new Link is now available to users in the U.S.
It's being added to the carrier's line of quick messaging phones,
offering a full QWERTY keyboard, an ultra-thin chassis (under 10mm),
and a whole suite of AT&T services including AT&T Social Net
and the new AT&T Mobile Share. The Link is obviously one of the
slimmest phones on the market, and it sure looks a lot like some of
last year's Nokia phones. It also boasts a 1.3MP CMoS camera, support
for music playback, 3G, AT&T Address Book along with black/blue
It'll be available for "a limited time" at $9.99 after rebate and a
2-year cnotract, but a voice plan + minimum $20 per month messaging or
messaging and data plan are required. Hey, no one said staying
connected was cheap, just the hardware itself.
Link incorporates key features that help do it all:
Ultra Thin Design – Measuring under 10mm, Link slides
discreetly into the pocket of a favorite pair of jeans or summer
Quick Access to Messages – A full QWERTY keyboard helps send a
wide range of messages in seconds – stay in touch with friends via
text, email, picture mail, video messages, email, and IMs.
Easy Contact Management – AT&T Address Book is a service that
allows users to manage and backup contacts via the Web at no
Web and Social Media @ 3G – Browse the Web at the speed of 3G,
while using AT&T Mobile Share to view and upload photos to any number
of social networking sites in one place.
Music: Manage it – Use the onboard song equalizer to adjust the
levels of music files, make and manage playlists using Napster® and
eMusic® through AT&T Music.
Video and Camera – An integrated 1.3MP CMoS camera incorporates
a range of customizable resolutions and picture taking controls.