There hasn’t been much news coming out of Pantech lately, so it’s about time that they announced a new phone. The Pantech Crossover is Pantech’s first Android smartphone in the U.S. The device is hardly cutting edge but it packs in the basics for what looks like it could be a decent affordable smartphone. The handset runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), it sports a slide out keyboard, and a 3.1″ touchscreen. Under the hood you get a pretty paltry 600mhz processor, a preinstalled 2GB memory card, along with a 3 megapixel camera and camcorder with 4X zoom. But perhaps the most unique aspect of the device is its design – the Crossover sports an ultra-durable design that should be able to handle life’s average drops and spills.
The device also has a mobile hotspot for connecting up-to 5 devices. And for those sporty types who will care, the device comes preloaded with AllSport GPS, an app that offers workout tracking, maps, and a calorie counter.
The Pantech Crossover will be available starting on June 5th for $69.99 with a two year contract from AT&T wireless. We think that that is a bit on the pricey side for specs like these, but we’re sure that it will drop in price quickly enough.