AT&T starts selling the Pantech Slate

AT&T's budget QWERTY phone hits the streets.

Pantech Slate

The Pantech Slate , which AT&T claims is the world's thinnest QWERTY mobile phone, officially met the public when AT&T started selling the handset Wednesday. No word from AT&T yet how many units it has sold, but when your other selections include the iPhone and Palm Centro, we can't expect this tiny unit to be a door buster.

The Slate has a 1.3-megapixel camera, 2.5G (Edge) connectivity for data, and Bluetooth. It's not for everyone, and we can't really call it a smartphone, but for people who text often, it's a great deal at $50 after $50 MIR and a two-year contract.

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