AT&T has just announced a brand new Android smartphone: the Pantech Discover. Of course, this is the same device we showed you last week in exclusive photos.
The Discover sports a 4.8 inch HD (1280 x 720) display, and comes with LTE connectivity, Android ICS (upgradeable to Jelly Bean), 3D surround sound, 12.6 MP rear camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 2,100 mAh battery. With these features, the Pantech Discover can certainly stand next to Samsung’s Galaxy S III, which is currently offered by AT&T for $199.99 on contract. But Pantech’s handset will cost only $49.99 on contract, so there are going to be many customers interested in checking it out.
The Discover will be the first AT&T smartphone to come pre-loaded with the new DriveMode app, which is designed by the carrier “to help prevent texting while driving.” For example, it “can be set-up to automatically send a customizable reply to incoming messages once a vehicle starts moving 25 mph.”
“The Pantech Discover combines a feature-packed experience with a cost-effective price point, giving AT&T customers yet another strong option in our 4G LTE portfolio. AT&T is dedicated to educating customers about the dangers of texting while driving and providing real solutions to help prevent the behavior. With DriveMode pre-loaded on the Discover, we hope that users will be less likely to text and drive,” declared Jeff Bradley, senior vice president- Devices, AT&T.
The new handset will be available online and in stores starting January 11.
Via Press release
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