Pantech Impact Caters To Texting Lovers On AT&T

It's no iPhone, but it should make those texting tweens of yours mighty happy. Pantech has a knack for creating text-friendly feature phones, and the new Impact looks to be yet another winner. Set to launch on AT&T, the phone will be available in both bright blue and soft pink, and it features a high-gloss faceplate with a haptic response touchpad, two screens and a full hidden keyboard, along with a host of the latest social and multimedia options.

The phone flips open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, and aside from making calls, sending texts and generally consuming your attention throughout the day, this one can also play back music. The second color screen is also useful for watching videos, and given the internal GPS chip, you'll also be listening to the built-in speaker as it belts out directions. Naturally, this one can also browse the Web and interact with social networks, but that means you'll be asked to pay $30/month for an unlimited data plan.

The Impact will be available for $99.99 after a mail-in rebate and a 2-year agreement.

Impact brings new energy to your mobile life with the following features:

  • Responsive Touchpad – Each time Impact’s slick touchpad exterior is pressed, the phone responds with a gentle buzz.
  • Options on the Outside – Play and control music, send texts, and make calls from Impact’s touchpad without ever having to open the phone.
  • The World Inside Flip Impact open to find a full QWERTY keypad, a large color screen and speakers, and also shortcut keys to IM, text, email and multitasking features.
  • 3G Speeds – The nation’s fastest 3G network makes surfing the Web, checking your newsfeeds, and streaming music and video fast and easy.
  • AGPS – AT&T Navigator provides voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions in real time.
  • Video Recording and Picture Taking – Take and share pics and video clips using multimedia messaging and AT&T Mobile Email.