updated 10:35 am EDT, Wed October 29, 2008
Pantech Slate now at AT&T
As promised earlier this month, the Pantech Slate handset is now available for purchase on AT&T's website, with the provider quick to point out it's reportedly the thinnest handset in the world with a QWERTY keyboard at under 0.4 inches thick. The Korean handset is meant for users who send text messages or e-mails heavily but who don't want the price of a smartphone.
Available only in a black and royal blue color combination with a rubberized back panel, the Slate supports AT&T's MEdia Net access to the web, e-mail and Java games via the handset's 2.2-inch display. The Slate also features Bluetooth support and has a built-in 1.3-megapixel camera capable of recording video.
The Pantech Slate through AT&T is priced at $50 with a two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate, or $250 when contract-free.