updated 01:10 pm EST, Wed February 25, 2009
AT&T black Pantech Breeze
Wireless provider AT&T on Wednesday announced it will add the Pantech Breeze C520 flip phone in black to its offering later this week. The two-tone phone features an all-black exterior along with a silver-painted interior and has the same features as the current all-silver Breeze, including a VGA camera with video capture capabilities, access to e-mail and a WAP web browser. Instant messaging via mobile clients for AOL, Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger is also supported, all via the EDGE network.
The quad-band handset also has Bluetooth support, along with a hands-free speakerphone and voice-dialing. The handset centers on three programmable quick call buttons below the screen, called 1-2-3 Quick-Call Keys, that can call contacts with just two button-presses. Large fonts and the simplified menu make the Breeze easy to use by people with poor eyesight.
The silver Pantech Breeze is available now in some AT&T stores and online. It costs nearly $30 after a two-year service agreement and mail-in-rebate in the form of a $50 AT&T promotion card that can be used wherever major credit cards are accepted for 120 days after the date of issue. Pricing for the black Breeze is expected to be similar, if not identical.