Mystery hybrid phone pops up all over the Internets

By on December 8, 2008 at 8:13 AM.

Mystery hybrid phone pops up all over the Internets

We’re not quite sure what to make of this beast, but it’s all over the blogosphere and our guess is as good as any for now. It looks like a weird hybrid of a Helio Ocean, Palm Centro/Treo, Sony Mylo and touch of Open Moko. Judging by the unusual number of smudges on the screen, common sense points to a touchscreen / QWERTY combo. Your standard five-way toggle and smart buttons are there but when the T-swivel phone opens up, you see a mini-mouse pad and left and right mouse buttons. The keys look like the firm, bubbly keys we’d see on the Palm Centro or Treo Pro, which leads our buddy Dieter Bohn of TreoCentral to think that this might be the new “Roteo” that’s been in the rumor mill. Regardless of what this phone turns out to be, we’re afraid it’s going to be slapped onto our “do not want” list unless the final version gets some major tweaks.

[Via TreoCentral]

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New Pantech Duo 2 images and documents spotted on FCC site

By on November 25, 2008 at 8:21 AM.

New Pantech Duo 2 images and documents spotted on FCC site

It looks like the successor to the somewhat-famous Pantech Duo might be making its way out to the public soon. The dual slider is the less bulky alternative to the Helio Ocean, but the first version didn’t receive the accolade the Ocean did. Hopefully the second coming, also known as the C820 (which looks a lot like its MVNO-carried cousin), will prove to be a success. If you’d like to know what this new offering from Pantech has to offer, here are a few specs to get you going:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Video recording
  • Bluetooth
  • MicroSD expansion slot
  • Dual-band 850/1900 GSM/EDGE/WCDMA

No word on release, pricing, or carrier availability yet. From the looks of the draft manual, and the fact that the first version appeared on AT&T, we’re thinking it’s going with the boys in blue again. The device looks pretty sweet and if it’s solid as Pantech’s Ocean and slim and light as the first Duo, the Korean company will have another winner on their hands.

[Via FCC]

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