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Pantech Swift texts up a storm (pictures)

AT&T's messaging phone is small, cute, and budget-priced, but there are some usability issues you should know about.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Pantech Swift: Cute and compact

We always like seeing carriers introduce messaging phones, since smartphones aren't everyone's cuppa. AT&T's Pantech Swift certainly looks like the kind of phone I'd expect to see in the hands of sterotypically screeching teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert, with its purple trim and petite size.
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Side slide

The hardware is the Swift's strong suit. Slide over the screen and you're rewarded with a shallow tilt that improves readability.
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Keyboard close-up

Those with smaller hands will enjoy the compact keyboard that lets your fingers move around without having to stretch to the far reaches of the handset.
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Construction

The phone looks and feels really good, but one drop to the pavement scratched the unpictured corner. Kudos for Pantech for giving the Swift a 3.5-millimeter headset jack.
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Camera

We couldn't say that the 2-megapixel shooter and camcorder impressed us. You can read the Pantech Swift's pros and cons in CNET's full review.

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