updated 04:00 pm EST, Wed December 6, 2006
In an unusual step for a historically conservative cellphone maker, Pantech on Wednesday introduced its distinctive PG-6100 handset. Its form, while still a clamshell phone in practice, is deliberately built to resemble a digital camera, complete with an external OLED display positioned to help take 2-megapixel photos with a more camera-like hold. Other features include MP3 playback, an FM radio, and support for both video playback and recording. The PG-6100 makes its official debut with the Argentinian GSM-based cellphone carrier CTI Movil this month; details of a North American equivalent were not mentioned with the announcement.