The South Korean Pantech has released a new smartphone in the U.S. called Pantech Crux. This phone is sold by Verizon Wirelees. Like most of the Pantech’s cell phones, this has a bit untraditional design for a smartphone.

Regarding the network connectivity of Pantech Crux, it does not have 3G support, but it has Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

The camera of the phone is an integrated 3-megapixel with digital zoom and video recording capabilities.

There is also a music player with external controls, an integrated GPS chip and a memory expansion slot compatible with microSD and microSDHC cards up to a maximum of 32 GB (the phone has 1 GB microSD card included when buying).

The Pantech Crux has some basic web features like an email client and a web browser, the phone has pre-installed Skype Mobile widgets for the management of the most popular social networks (Facebook, MySpace e Twitter) and a program for all-access instant messaging in mobility.

The Pantech Crux is marketed by Verizon Wireless for a price of $49.99 with after two-year contract with the carrier.

Pantech Crux Tech Specs
Lithium (Li-Ion)
Talk Time 312 Minutes
Standby Time 324 hours

Weight 122 g
Dimensions 4.30 (H) x 2.30 (L) x 0.50 (D)

Up to 32 MB external memory
Memory format microSD, microSDHC

All-Touch Keys Virtual QWERTY keyboard

Resolution 240 x 400
Color TFT 262K colors

Wireless Technology
GSM / GPRS UMTS / HSDPA 850/1900MHz Dual-Band
Bluetooth Stereo
Edge high-speed data network

Self-time function Off, 3, 5 or 10 seconds
Music Player
Supported audio formats MP3, AAC, AAC +, WMA
Radio Streaming
MusicID – Identify songs you’re listening
Create a music playlist

3-megapixel image size
Resolution 2048 × 1536, 1600 × 1200, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480, 320 × 240, 160 × 120 or

Other features
Calendar, alarm clock, call waiting, Caller ID, Personal Organizer, Calculator, Tip Calculator

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