Globe-trotting Pantech Jest 2 set to arrive at Verizon

Verizon expands its world phone fleet with the upcoming Pantech Jest 2. See what the QWERTY messaging phone has to offer.

Pantech Jest 2
Pantech Jest 2 Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless introduced its latest world phone today, the Pantech Jest 2.

Available on September 29 for $79.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate, the Jest 2 offers quad-band GSM support so you can make and receive calls, as well as access data, in more than 200 countries. As a feature phone, you don't get all the advanced capabilities of Verizon's other global smartphones, but the Jest 2 does have mobile e-mail and an Opera Mini Web browser.

Other features include a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2.4-inch display, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and support for 32GB microSD cards.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.


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