Pantech and AT&T Debut Worlds Thinnest QWERTY Keyboard Handset

New Pantech Slate Makes Texting and Emailing Effortless; Part of AT&Ts New Line of Quick Messaging Phones

ATLANTA--()--Pantech Wireless, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Pantech Group, one of Koreas largest mobile phone manufacturers today announced the availability of the Worlds Thinnest QWERTY Keyboard handset, the Pantech Slate. Supporting AT&Ts new line of quick messaging devices, Slate, measuring less than one centimeter deep and sporting a premium build, is custom-made for sending texts and pictures, and easily accessing instant messaging and email services at an attractive price.

Targeting text fanatics and trend conscious consumers, Slate offers one of the simplest messaging experiences on the market. Now customers of any level can enjoy the convenience of a full QWERTY keyboard without having to sacrifice cost or size. By incorporating raised and tactile buttons, a colorful and easy-to-read screen, and a rubberized back panel for comfort gripping, sending pictures and messages on-the-go has never been easier. A contemporary style phone, Slate is designed to disappear easily into a pocket or purse, yet impress friends when its out.

Featured in black and royal blue to complement its sophisticated form-factor, Slate offers:

  • Immediate and simple access to a range of messaging services, including text messaging, multimedia messaging, instant messaging, and email
  • Multimedia functionality including support of AT&Ts MEdia Net and custom content
  • Bluetooth®
  • Video recording and picture taking with a 1.3 megapixel camera

We are proud to bring yet another design first to Pantech customers, said Patrick Beattie, vice president of sales and marketing for Pantech Wireless, Inc. Experience shows that users want increasingly unique devices that are easy to use. The Slate, debuting as the worlds thinnest phone with a full QWERTY keypad, ushers in a new level of style and convenience for customers who need to text and email.

Slate joins a long line of Pantech handsets which showcase the companys dedication to creating leading-edge products. This new messaging master follows numerous benchmark devices, including the C3b, the worlds smallest camera flip phone; the Pantech duo and Matrix, both unique dual-sliding, double-keyboard handsets; and the Pantech Breeze, a mobile phone specifically designed for users needing an uncomplicated way to stay in touch with the important people in their lives.

The Pantech Slate is currently available at AT&T company-owned stores and online at www.wireless.att.com. Slate is $49.99 after a two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.

About Pantech Wireless, Inc.

Pantech Wireless, Inc., an Atlanta, GA-based subsidiary of Pantech & Curitel and Pantech Co., Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America as part of the Pantech Group. For additional information, visit the PWI website at www.pantechusa.com.

About Pantech

Pantech Group, through its affiliates - Pantech Co., Ltd., Pantech & Curitel Communications, Inc. and Pantech C&I Co. - is one of Koreas top three mobile handset makers. Pantech has received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs, and has also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile phone industry. Established in 1991, Pantech collectively has approximately 2,500 employees and 8 regional sales offices worldwide. For more information on Pantech, please visit www.pantech.com.

Contacts

Fusion PR for Pantech
Jeff Bratton, 310-481-1431, Ext. 13
jeff.bratton@fusionpr.com
or
Pantech Wireless Inc.
Adrienne Stimpson, 678-681-6334
adriennestimpson@pantech.com

Pantech Slate, the "World's Thinnest QWERTY Keyboard" handset. (Photo: Business Wire)

Pantech Slate, the "World's Thinnest QWERTY Keyboard" handset. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Contacts

Fusion PR for Pantech
Jeff Bratton, 310-481-1431, Ext. 13
jeff.bratton@fusionpr.com
or
Pantech Wireless Inc.
Adrienne Stimpson, 678-681-6334
adriennestimpson@pantech.com