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First Look: Pantech Crossover (AT&T)

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First Look: Pantech Crossover (AT&T)

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The Pantech Crossover is a well-built entry-level Android smartphone for AT&T customers who want a physical keyboard.

-I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor, for cnet.com; and this is a First Look at the Pantech Crossover from AT&T. The Crossover is Pantech's first android phone for the U.S. It's also one a few android phones for AT&T that have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Overall, the phone's design is pretty simple and pretty entry level. On the front here, you get a 3.1-inch touchscreen. The 3.1-inch screen is a little smaller than we would like, but it's still pretty usable. Underneath, you can get the usual android shortcuts that include the back button, the search button, and 2 physical buttons down here that correspond to the menu function and the home function. On the back is a very simple 3-megapixel camera. Turn the phone sideways and slide it up and it will reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard, as you can see here, is pretty roomy. Even though the keys appear a little flat, they're actually a little bit raised above the surface, so it's easy to text and dial by feel. As an alternate, you can also use the virtual on-screen keyboard. It has swipe built in. Features of the phone are fairly basic. The Pantech Crossover shows an android 2.2, so it does have a pretty good web browser on here; and you get all of the usual Google features like Gmail, Google Talk, Youtube, and so forth. It also has AT&T's own suite of apps. They include AT&T Navigator, AT&T Family Map, and AT&T Live TV, which is it's U-verse application. The Pantech Crossover is only 70 dollars with a 2-year service agreement from AT&T. I am Nicole Lee. This has been the First Look at the Pantech Crossover.

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