Pantech Hotshot for Verizon keeps it sleek, simple

The upcoming Pantech Hotshot for Verizon Wireless goes back to basics for those who don't need all the bells and whistles.

Pantech Hotshot
Pantech Hotshot Verizon Wireless

With a name like Hotshot, one would think that Verizon's newest handset would have an impressive feature set and a lot of swagger, but it's actually quite the opposite, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

The Pantech Hotshot is more of a basic phone and boasts a slim design (it measures just 0.35-inch thick) and a 3.2-inch touch screen, with three customizable home screens. The usual messaging options are available, as well as the Opera Mini Browser for those who want to surf the Web.

Other goodies include a 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS, and a preinstalled 2GB microSD card.

The Hotshot will be available online starting October 6 for $99.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Read the full CNET Review

Pantech Hotshot - red (Verizon Wireless)

The Bottom Line: With its delayed touch screen and sluggish processor, the Hotshot's smartphone-esque look is a detriment. It's better to commit to a full-on feature phone or a smartphone instead of a device that overlaps the two. / Read full review

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Bonnie Cha is chief correspondent for 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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