Global leader in cellular communications, Pantech, is all set to usher in a new wave of sophistication and style in this highly competitive mobile age with its fresh and innovative GSM handset, the PG-8000.
A phone with a digital camera, or the ‘dica’, PG-8000 has a 2-megapixel digital camera with a sizeable 260K TFT, 2.0’LCD screen. Presenting an MP3 player, AAC and the FM radio for music freaks, this phone makes an individual style statement with its refined look and innovative facilities.
Measuring 99.8×51.4×16.4 mm and weighing reasonably at 95g, the PG-8000 is adept for modern users with its support for both IrDA as well as Bluetooth wireless connectivity. This device additionally has the TTS operation, i.e. the text to speech function that puts the phone to its utmost use.
Moreover, the phone’s external memory card slot provides for added storage needs for music files. You will also notice a phonebook that capacitates effortless wireless transmission from mobile phones to computers. It has an ‘intenna’ or internal antenna along with a plethora of multimedia and entertainment functions, including messaging services like SMS, MMS and EMS. This new dica phone is expected to be available somewhere in the middle of September.
The Pantech group, which encompasses associates like Pantech Co., Ltd., Pantech & Curitel Communications Inc., Pantech C&I; Inc. and SKY Teletech, has won considerable acclaim for creating new “dica” mobile phones. For instance, Pantech & Curitel Communications, Inc. brought in a CDMA camera phone or the P1 handset in the previous year, which resembled a digital camera so strongly that it went on to win a “Good Design” prize awarded by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy in Korea.
Pantech Co., Ltd. of the Pantech group that was created in 1991 as a pager production company managed to occupy a place in the Korean Stock Exchange list soon in 1997, after which it progressed to the manufacturing of CDMA and GSM mobile phones. Meanwhile, Pantech&Curitel; Communications, Inc., that enjoys public trading in the Korea Stock Exchange, also has an impressive record of turning out top Analog, CDMA, and GSM/GPRS items from 1980. It purchased a majority stake in mobile communication terminals specialist and handset producing branch of SK Telecom, viz. SK Teletech Co., Ltd., in May 2005.
Groundbreaking feats of its partners have led Pantech to carve a niche for itself in cellular technology, namely the group’s offering of the first ever fingerprint recognition camera phone to the world in 2004, besides its highly successful camcorders and phones with MP3. In total, Pantech boasts of 5,000 and more staff operating in 20 regional sales offices all across the world.