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
, 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
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
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.