Despite the growth of smartphones in the country, AT & T has maintained its commitment to the mobile messaging market, arguing that there is a huge market for so-called “light smartphone” devices. As part of this, AT & T has launched a series of so-called “mobile messaging guide”, one of which is the Pantech Pursuit. It ‘s the first ever touch-screen phone Pantech, with a sliding keyboard, and we must say, we are impressed. Despite its toylike looks, tracking is very elegant, with unique features such as shake control and gestures function as well as a solid set of multimedia offerings. The research is available for a very affordable $49.99 with a two-year service contract, and we think it would be a great phone for a teenager or young adults.

Pantech Pursuit Looks
At first glance, the Pantech Pursuit seems a bit like a toy, or maybe an adult version of the LG Migo. Indeed, measuring 3.6 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 0.6 thick, the Pursuit has an adorable compact design.

Still, the frame with texture on the front bezel and back cover makes the Pursuit feel a little ‘more grown more. He also feels nice and sturdy in your hand. The front surface is highly reflective and shiny, so that you can use as a mirror when the phone is in standby.
It has as a nice playful design.

Below the display are touch-sensitive buttons:  Send, Clear, and End keys. We generally prefer physical buttons when it comes to these frequently used buttons, especially because there is a danger of accidentally making or ending a call. On the left spine is the microSD card slot and the volume rocker while the headset / charger jack, the key to multitasking above, the power / screen lock key, and are dedicated camera key on the right. If you hold the button multitasking, you’ll be presented with a box of pop-up of open applications, plus a task manager. The camera lens is on the back.

The front of the Pursuit is dominated by a 2.8-inch LCD touch-screen. The screen size is definitely lower than most other portable touch-screen, but we found surprisingly useful. We absolutely love color and crisp the screen looks like, with the support of 262,000 colors and 320 x 240 pixels. We like the text clean and well made, and the choice of graphical icons and fonts is commendable. You can adjust the backlight time, brightness, the theme of the menu and the font style.

Like many other touch-screen phones, you get three different home screens that you can browse swiping your finger left or right. Two of the screens are customizable home Pursuit – for a favorite application shortcuts, and one for your favorite contacts. Along the bottom row of each of the Pursuit of home screens are shortcuts to the phone dialer, contact list, the message in-box, and the main menu. The menu interface is quite extensive, with three pages of applications and functions by default.

Research has a resistive screen, so you need to apply a little ‘more pressure to sign up for your touch. Still, we found surprisingly responsive – it takes less than a second for the screen to react. You can also go through a wizard to calibrate the touch screen to improve your accuracy and Research offers a tactile feedback vibration as well.

The dialer is as you might expect – has a large virtual keyboard with large characters that are fairly easy to press. As with SMS, you can opt for a virtual keyboard or handwriting recognition, Graffiti, but we preferred to use the physical keyboard for faster typing. The research also drawing application that will allow the commander to initiate specific applications or functions based on some graffiti-like gestures of the fingers. For example, you can map “a” for the section and the “m” for the music player. We did not find that useful, but your mileage may vary.

Besides the touch screen, the exercise also has an accelerometer and a single “shake” control that can be configured for a variety of different functions. The trip by pressing a button on the multitasking and then shaking the phone once, twice or three times – the number of shakes corresponds to a user-defined function. For example, you can associate a shake to start the music player, and two shakes to launch the browser. Admit is a bit ‘tricky, but we believe it is real practical use. We especially like to snooze the alarm, for example.

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