updated 09:20 am EST, Thu December 11, 2008
Pantech C630 at ATT
AT&T today helped wrap up its year through the release of the Pantech C630. The candybar design aims to bring relatively high-end features to the budget realm and carries both 3G and assisted GPS. It also brings a slightly more upscale design with metal-like accents and a rubberized texture at the back to improve its grip.
Design also helps with ease of use, as the new Pantech device has oversized number keys that light up when pressed rather than simply remaining permanently lit. The phone uses a microSD slot for storage and supports AT&T's Mobile Music streaming and download services as a result.
AT&T plans to carry the C630 in its shops on Friday and will sell the phone for a comparatively low $40 on a two-year contract.