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    A little over a month ago, we saw Pantech launch its Vega Secret Note phablet. With a 5.9-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 SoC, 13-megapixel camera, and 3GB of RAM – not to mention the name Pantech gave it – the phone seemed destined for comparisons to Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. It's easy to dismiss the Vega Secret Note as a ripoff, lacking premium features like a stylus that uses an active digitizer panel, as opposed to the capacitive pen Pantech provides, but we're now learning that sales of the phone have been off to a solid start, and Samsung might have something to be worried ...

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    We're finally going full-circle on the stylus. Back in the Windows Mobile days, the stylus was king, and if you wanted any kind of precision with that less-than-touch-friendly UI on those tiny screens, you absolutely had to have one. But as capacitive displays rose to prominence, the once-noble stylus fell by the wayside, sticking out like a sore thumb, a banner of a previous era. As the years went on, the stylus seemed to fade away from our collective consciousness, but then a little over two years ago, at the 2011 IFA, Samsung debuted the original Galaxy Note with its S Pen. Since then, ...

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    We are on a bit of a kick when it comes to new phablets this morning; we only just wrapped-up telling you about LG's new G Pro Lite, the company's budget-minded 5.5-inch handset, and now Pantech has gone official with a phablet of its own, the 5.9-inch Vega Secret Note. This phone managed to show itself a little early, and though its specs were rumored at the time, both the phone's name (now adding that "secret" bit) and some of those details were off. For instance, instead of 2GB as rumored, the Secret Note gets a forward-thinking 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The other specs are similarly high-end, ...

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    The HTC One Max will not be the only Android phone -- hopefully to be announced next week -- to join the iPhone 5S in the fingerprint scanner game. Apparently, the Pantech Vega Note will also sport one at its back, in the same place the One Max will, according to leaks, if a recent report and its leaked photos are any indication. October 10, which is tomorrow, is the date circulated as the announcement date for the Pantech Vega Note. However, the images above and below have been leaked showing off exactly what we should expect. Other specs of the Pantech Vega Note, still in a rumor stage, ...

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    In the months leading up to the launch of the iPhone 5S, and confirmation of Apple's Touch ID system, we heard all manner of suggestions for how the company might make use of fingerprint scanners on its phones. One idea that kept floating to the top of the pile was that it could be tied to a new mobile payment system, authenticating purchases. Now, to an extent, that's happened – iPhone 5S users can use their fingerprints when buying things on iTunes or in the App Store – but it's not quite what was rumored, working at brick-and-mortar retailers. Where Apple dropped the ball, Android ...

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    Samsung and Pantech are direct competitors, and, even more, they're from the same country, South Korea, together with LG. According to a press release today, the announcement says that Samsung buys stake in Pantech. 10%, to be more specific, according to the wording. That tenth slice will cost Samsung 53 billion won (about $47.6 million), but, on the long run, it is believed to further strengthen "bilateral cooperation in smartphone and other business areas". With this move Samsung becomes the third largest stake holder in Pantech, after chip-maker Qualcomm Inc. with its 11.96% and the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Verizon event at CTIA and what we should expect. We then talk about the Nokia quarter results, and some weird numbers for the US. Pantech is next, as their Vega Iron is now a reality, but to the underwhelming of many. Later we go through Twitter #music and tell you if it's worth your time. We end today's show talking about the plastic iPhone in leaks, and the probabilities that it's true. All this and more after the break. Stories: - What Could Be Verizon’s Big CTIA Announcement? - Nokia Lumia Sales Are Up, Except In North America Where ...

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    The Pantech Vega Iron sprung up on us out of nowhere earlier this month, and what we heard made it out to be a pretty solid high-end Android, with a "bezel-less" edge-to-edge screen. Rumors suggested that Pantech would announce the phone on April 18, and sure enough, today the Vega Iron goes official. Unfortunately, not all of its specs live up to what was rumored. Take that no-bezel design, for instance. Now, we're willing to give Pantech a pass here since no one really expected absolutely no bezel whatsoever, and instead we've just gotten a fantastically thin one: we're talking 2.4 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Pantech Vega Iron leaks and the fact that companies still don't understand what a phone without a bezel means. Then we move to the Galaxy S 4 as rumors have the launch dates for the US already set for the end of this month. The iPhone 5S is next as we've got leaked images of an A7 quad-core chip powering the next generation device. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia 928 and how it was compared to the Nokia Lumia 920. We end today's show by talking about the Nokia EOS project and the possibility that this will be the first quad-core Windows ...

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    Last week, we found ourselves intrigued by rumors of a heavyweight new Pantech Android in the works, the Pantech Vega Iron. It was supposed to have a great full HD screen with no noticeable bezel, and hardware specs that would put it on equal footing with the 1080p phones from the major Android players. With a rumored launch date of April 18, it was clear we'd be getting the full story on these claims quite soon, whether all the details ended up confirmed or not. As we close in on that date, some possible images of the Vega Iron have arrived for us to check out. We've got to say – this ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new no-bezel project from Pantech dubbed Vega Iron. Then we talk about the Motorola X Phone, and that delay you were already expecting to hear about. The Pebble smart watch is next as their SDK gets released. Then we go over BlackBerry's recent issues with the media as apparently their Z10 is being returned as quick as it's bought. We end today's show talking about the HTC First, Facebook Home, Chat heads and everything you need to know about Facebook's new home on Android. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC First Unboxing ...

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    Overnight we told you about a rumored upcoming Pantech smartphone – we know, it can be hard to care about Pantech, but this model IM-A870, supposedly an essentially bezel-free five-incher, sounded more interesting than most. Today we get some new details on the phone, including info on when it might launch. First up, we now have a name for the flagship, which could arrive as the Vega Iron. Its five-inch screen would unsurprisingly be a 1080p component, and the handset would be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7GHz. It would have 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and ...

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    Screen sizes are becoming larger and larger and so is the "standard" display dimension. Manufacturers are trying to minimize the bezel in order to offer the larger screens in a chassis as small as possible; while we're still far away from the real "bezel-less" phone, their efforts are solid and remarkable. According to a recent report, South Korean manufacturer Pantech is preparing a real Samsung Galaxy S 4 competitor (or alternative) part of the Vega R series of devices, the IM-A870. It will pack a "bezel-less" five-inch screen and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 SoC. The report also notes ...

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    Last month, we saw some evidence that Android underdog Pantech was looking to jump on the 1080p bandwagon with everyone else, and that its model IM-A860 could be the phone it used to do so. Today, the company comes through with confirmation of that model, but unlike the five-inch full HD handsets that other manufacturers are releasing, Pantech seems to be going for something a little more like Huawei's Ascend Mate, announcing the 5.9-inch Vega No. 6. As has become the gold standard for full HD phones, the Vega No. 6 runs a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and has 2GB of RAM. There's ...

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas has come and gone. As usual, we've been both on-site bringing you coverage from events as well as the show floor, and here on Pocketnow, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the mobile world. For some the show has been excellent; for others it has been a letdown. We can't compare CES to a specialized mobile event like MWC (maybe with IFA); still, our experience from past years has taught us to expect certain things to happen at CES. They might or might not have happened in a straightforward way but there was a lot of innovation ...

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    Veni, vidi, vici! We were looking forward to CES 2013, pretty much like we're always looking forward to trade shows where there's a possibility of seeing new and exciting things from and related to the mobile world. Good or bad as it was, this year's Vegas show is just one of many to come and, probably the biggest problem related to CES is the fact that it is followed shortly by MWC, a show related to mobile and only mobile. We're seeing companies slowly moving away from shows to announce their gadgets, following Apple's lead, but even those companies who are show-centric have probably ...

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    "The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all stripes. It hasn't been the most hardware-heavy show in memory, but that doesn't mean we don't ...

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    CES is the time of year when we're used to hearing official announcements, and seeing devices confirmed, not hearing new rumors or getting to check out unofficially-leaked info. Nevertheless, tonight we've got a newly-leaked press render from Pantech to show you, featuring what looks like the company's second 720p Android to come to the US. Sure, 1080p is all the rage now, but that just means that Pantech is able to put together some 720p devices with lower price points. We saw AT&T announce the 720p Pantech Discover earlier this week, and now this new leak reveals a similar smartphone ...

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    AT&T and Pantech today announced the Pantech Discover Android smartphone; it will become available starting January 11, 2013, for $49.99 with a two-year contract. Those following the news might recognize this phone; it was earlier referred to as the Magnus/Batsu with the occasion of its press render leak. The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.8-inch TFT display with 720p resolution, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal memory (expandable via microSD up to 32GB), 12.6-megapixel main camera, two-megapixel webcam, 4G LTE capability, NFC, WiFi ...

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    Verizon has posted a special section online dedicated for its Holiday deals. You can choose from three Motorola, an HTC, an LG and a Pantech phone, all at reduced prices; additionally, if you buy a Motorola DROID RAZR you get a Cranberry Motorola DROID RAZR for FREE, given that you sign a two-year contract per phone. The prices, as seen above, are below; all are 4G LTE phones: - HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE: $99.99 $49.99 - Motorola Droid RAZR M: $99.99 $49.99 - Motorola Droid RAZR HD: $199.99 $149.99 - Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD: $299.99 $249.99 - LG Lucid: $19.99 Free - Pantech ...

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    Late last week we told you how ZTE was looking to get in on the 1080p smartphone party, joining the ranks of HTC, as well as Sony, Samsung, LG, and all the other OEMs rumored to be working on 1080p handsets of their own. ZTE might not be the only not-quite-mainstream Android company developing a 1080p phone, with evidence of a new Pantech 1080p device also surfacing. The Pantech Vega IM-A860 recently made an appearance in the GLBenchmark database. While the Pantech name itself is absent, the presence of Vega certainly suggests the manufacturer, and the model number can be tied to Pantech ...

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    The Pantech Magnus has been no stranger since the end of August but aside from AT&T as the carrier and little information about specs (including an eight-megapixel camera and at that time, Android 4.0 ICS) there was nothing further. The Pantech P9090 has also been rumored to be part of the AT&T line-up for Q4 as the Batsu. Even now, all we have is the above press render to go by. If the camera has been kept at the same eight-megapixel size is unknown; taking a look at the phone we're seeing on-screen buttons and a rather large screen (we wouldn't dare estimate its dimensions in ...

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    Pantech's role as a smartphone manufacturer is a bit unusual. It doesn't have quite the low-end stigma of manufacturers like Huawei or ZTE (not that those two haven't made some pretty nice handsets, as well), but it's certainly not bringing any of its high-end devices to the US, either. The company's latest Android to come to our attention is a QWERTY slider for Verizon, and it appears to fit with the growing trend of mid-range handsets to offer some high-end chips that almost feel out of their league. The Pantech Star Q 4G LTE is supposedly on its way to Verizon, already showing up for ...

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    Samsung's success with the Galaxy note continues to reverberate throughout the smartphone ecosystem, and we're seeing more and more phones with plus-sized displays that reach for the five-inch mark. The latest to come to our attention is Pantech's Vega S5, which features what the manufacturer calls the thinnest bezel on any phone in its size class. The Vega S5's five-inch screen is an IPS LCD component, and features a respectable 720p resolution. The ICS handset runs a Snapdragon S4 chip and is powered by a 2100mAh battery. On the rear, we've got a thirteen-megapixel main camera with LED ...

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    Back in March, an unknown Pantech Android showed-up in some benchmark data. The phone appeared to run a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 and showed signs it would arrive one day for service on AT&T. Today that same model P8010 makes its return, upon the FCC publication of the phone's certification paperwork. Sure enough, the P8010 is packing all the bands it will need for operation on AT&T. Interestingly, besides the standard LTE bands we've seen the carrier use so far on phones such as Pantech's own Burst, this time there's additional support for LTE on the 850 and 1900MHz bands the carrier ...

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