Yesterday, AT&T started selling the rugged Pantech Renue handset with Qualcomm’s Brew MP. Today, another Pantech handset has been officially announced by another carrier. Verizon unveils the entry-level spec’d Pantech Marauder handset, which packs sliding out QWERTY slider. This phones comes with Dual-Interface option, which lets users to easily switch between two modes: Starter Mode and Standard Mode.
Starter Mode is a simplified UI, that features 4 homescreen pages with preset widgets and a clean lockscreen. Standard Mode offers up to seven homescreen pages, which can be customizable. Here’s the list of the specs of the Pantech Marauder:
# Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box
# 3.8-inch display
# 1.2GHz dual-core processor
# A physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard
# 1GB RAM
# 32GB expandable storage via microSD cards.
# 5MP rear-facing snapper with HD video recording capability
# 4G LTE
# Bluetooth 3.0, Mobile Hotspot
The carrier plans to release the Pantech Marauder phone on August 2nd for just $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a new two-year contract .