|Pantech Slate C530 Black AT&T Cellular Phone camera Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard|
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|The world's thinnest messaging device has arrived. The Pantech Slate, at a depth of less than one centimeter, offers a sleek design with full QWERTY keypad and a bevy of other features. It's your messaging mate, complete with full text, multimedia, email, and instant messaging, all on a 2.2" LCD screen. Slate also packs a digital camera, video recorder, MEdia Net, and Bluetooth capability. Pantech Slate is super thin, even for skinny jeans.|
|Network Technology||EDGE / GPRS / GSM|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||930 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 180 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 240 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.2 in.|
|Display Resolution||176 x 220 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
The Pantech Slate is a slim messaging phone with a great QWERTY keyboard for text messaging. It also has a 1.3-megapixel camera and a nice display.
The Pantech Slate suffers a little with photo quality and does not have 3G.
The Pantech Slate is a simple messaging phone with an attractive, yet functional, design.
Average review score based on 70 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I bought this phone a few weeks ago to replace my Sony Ericsson Z750a on my AT&T prepaid Pay As You Go plan.
The Sony was a pink jewel, but I wanted a QWERTY phone because I mostly use my mobile devices for texting or email, and for that the Pantech is great.
The Sony Ericsson is a nicer phone in many ways. It has the same size screen but I like the way it displays the mobile net much better than the Slate, its camera is nicer quality, and I would have kept it if not for doing a LOT of texting. It made a nice gift to a friend.
The Pantech's plus is definitely its keypad, its smooth and easy typing. It does pushmail or OZmail and I can easily check Yahoo or Hotmail without opening the browser. It's fast and slick to do mobile mail.
I don't do Instant Messaging but the phone can do that too and it should look good with the big screen which is a bit over 2" measured diagonally like a TV.
The camera takes nice pix and it can do special effects like 'embossed look', a few others, but I haven't found a way to resize the pix on the camera and the pix won't send if they're over 600kb. It doesn't automatically resize the picture for mms format, atleast haven't found a way to enable that, and so have to check photo size when taking pix if I want to send it as an mms or save it to my emailbox.
I haven't used the video clip function yet so I can't rate that. Same with games.
The battery doesn't last any time at all under use. I'll use it a short while for texting or mobile browsing and the charge indicator goes down.
I haven't been able to figure out how to get the 'snooze' feature on the alarm to work, once the alarm goes off it doesn't repeat. That may just be my inability to figure it out or maybe it just doesn't work on THIS phone, it's a refurb.
BUT, it is a really nice mobile device, I like it. The font is switchable from plain text (gothic) to something that looks more like comic sans serif(free style). The mobile browser loads with that text style too.
It doesn't seem to allow for a screensaver but it does allow switchable wallpaper and can get wallpaper, ringtones, etc, from the AT&T site or assign photos from the camera for wallpaper. Or, assign them as caller ID photos.
I liked the already loaded ringtones and message alerts, 'electronica' was my favorite.
It has a clean easy to use graphic format, the keypad feel/layout is as clean and easy to use.
It's broad and flat with a large screen and might not suit people with very small hands used to ordinary slim candybar phones, but I like its feel and quality of fit and finish. Definitely though it has a simplified format it isn't a cheaply made phone.
I like the way it summarizes data transfer usage when I close the browser.
Although on AT&T's Pay As You Go (paygo) prepaid plan, the text package or account balance messages that follow each sent text are a little annoying to a lot annoying if you text a lot, it does keep you informed of usage.
For people who message or do mobile mail a lot but who don't want a contract, this QWERTY phone on AT&T's prepaid plan is nice.
I rated it 'good' rather than great though because I rated the Sony Ericsson Z750a as great, it does most things better, with the exception of the keypad not being QWERTY which is critical for doing lots of typing.
Unless you want a QWERTY keypad, I'd recommend the Z750a as my so far favorite cell.
the buttons on the phone are superb, there spaced out just the right amount and they have just the right amount of click to them. The knob on the left is great for adjusting the sound on the fly say if your headed into work or going into the movies. plenty of options with ring tones and internet surfing is pretty fun and easy despite the somewhat small screen. The call quality isnt the best in the world but i think it has more to do with the area i live in. also the battery does seem to keep its charge for about 4-5 days with heavy use. and the its super thin for a full qwerty keyboard phone. all around i would def recommend it, its a great phone and i enjoy it very much.
i get people asking me all the time if its a blackberry which is pretty cool.
Just got this phones and so far, I love it. Super easy to use, pocket dialing doesn't seem to be an issue because you have to push the buttons rather than other phones where you barely touch the buttons, great sound and graphics quality, and just fun! I went from a standard flip phone (P.O.S.) to this with full keyboard, it just makes things so much easier! Camera, volume control, messaging (text and instant), phone book, silence, key lock are all availible with one-click rather than running through the menu, and it holds quite a few pictures and video! Love it!
Great Texting phone...works great..charges last long time even texting..can endure small infractions such as a slip out the hand..loudspeaker or handsfree easy to operate and others can hear you clearly...camera is easy to funtion along with ringtones, graphics...for the price it's and excellet texting/ talking/ picture/ video phone...great starter for teen
Ok, this is actually a pretty good phone. But since it is originally a Centennial Wireless phone, it needs the Data and MMS settings changed if you are going to use it on AT&T. I somehow got them to work. AT&T has half of the settings posted, and I was able to figure out the other half. To get half of it done, follow the directions in these links.
Now, after doing that, go into browser, profiles, and make 2 new profiles titled AT&T and AT&T MMS.
For AT&T, leave profile name as is, do not change URL, connection type is http, no proxy address, proxy port is 8080, leave proxy login id and proxy password blank, and data bearer is AT&T:GPRS.
For AT&T MMS, the only difference is that you add a proxy address, and change the proxy port. These should be wireless.cingular.com, and 80.
And just in case anyone is confused about what to do with the profiles, in browser settings AT&T should be selected, and in MMS settings, AT&T MMS should be selected.