"Pantech Crossover (AT&T)"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Pantech Crossover (AT&T)
-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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