AT&T Prices Upcoming Pantech, Samsung Androids


This past Monday, AT&T spilled the beans on the upcoming availability for a trio of Androids, revealing that the Pantech Pocket, Samsung Doubletime, and Samsung Captivate Glide would arrive for sale on November 20. What it didn’t share at the time was what we’d have to pay for any of those handsets. With that date nearly upon us, the carrier has finally revealed some prices for the phones.

It should be no surprise that the Captivate Glide is the highest-priced of the group. After all, it’s the only one of these three with a dual-core processor and luxuries like a front-facing camera. AT&T will start-off sales of the QWERTY slider Captivate Glide at about $150 with service agreement.

Samsung’s Doubletime also packs a QWERTY keyboard, but this time it’s hidden away inside the phone’s folding design. That layout allows the smartphone to feature a pair of touchscreens, one inside for use with the keyboard, and an external screen for when the phone’s closed-shut. While that hardware sounds pretty interesting, specs like the Doubletime’s aging 600MHz processor will turn away power users. You’ll have to shell-out nearly $50 on-contract for the Doubletime.

Finally, the Pantech Pocket also finds itself with a $50 price tag. If for nothing else, the Pocket is notable because of its unusual 800 x 600 display resolution and corresponding 4:3 aspect ratio. That might make it look a little chunky to some shoppers, but widescreen isn’t for everyone.


Source: AT&T 1, 2

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!