updated 04:15 pm EST, Wed February 21, 2007
Pantec PN-810 for Helio
The Pantech PN-810 is about to become Helio's first texting-focused phone, a recently-exposed FCC filing has revealed. With its confidentiality agreement expired, the government application has revealed a Korean-made slider which distinguishes itself from the Samsung F520) by using three separate layers. Beyond the front layer's screen and navigation buttons, a second shelf extends to reveal a keypad for dialing while a third slides out for messages.
Outside of GPS, its other features closely match the Drift, Helio's current flagship: a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and EVDO broadband are standard. A release timeframe remains vague for the PN-810 but should approach quickly given the phone's original FCC presence in November. Larger photos follow after the break. [via Phone Scoop]