Employees of the South Korean handset maker have agreed to return 20 percent of their salary from December to March to help Pantech stay afloat amid rising debt and growing concerns over securing a buyer for the company.
The latest offer in Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals is for an unlocked version of a Windows Phone 8.1 handset from Blu Products.
Shipments of Chinese handsets for 2014 have totalled over 450 million, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the global total, set to exceed 50 percent by 2016.
Retailers have been caught secretly offering the iPhone 6 to customers with illegally high subsidies and the Korean government has promised to take action.
CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.
New phone codenamed "Shamu" will feature a 5.9-inch screen, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.
Having filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, ongoing troubles at Pantech have forced the company to seek a full buyout.
Purported image of a prototype of the next Galaxy smartphone shows a big display, thin bezel and seemingly thin design.
The company brings the entry-level handsets in Brazil, followed by other countries elsewhere around the world in the coming weeks.
With the Liberto 820, Doro is hoping its simplistic approach to Android will help make smartphones more appealing to older users.