It looks like AT&T won’t be the only US-based carrier to launch a Pantech handset this week, as Verizon Wireless has just announced the upcoming availability of the Pantech Marauder.
Just like AT&T’s Pantech Renue
, Verizon’s Marauder is powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
It is also worth mentioning Pantech Marauder has been specially designed to work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
More importantly, the smartphone will be available starting August 2 for only $49.99 USD (40 EUR) after a $50 (40 EUR) mail-in rebate and with a new two-year agreement.
If this is not enough to convince you to purchase the Pantech Marauder, then know that this is one of the few to offer first-time smartphone customers with a dual-interface option. Basically, the Pantech Marauder offers customers the option to choose between Starter Mode and Standard Mode.
With the Starter Mode, users will be provided with a simplified and more intuitive experience, which is aimed at those who purchased their first Android smartphone.
On the other hand, Standard Mode is a general smartphone setting which is best used by customers who are familiar with the Android operating system.
This mode provides users with up to seven fully customizable home screens and a customizable lock screen with quick access to frequently used applications.
Another strong point of the Pantech Marauder
is the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which allows faster and more accurate typing.
Pantech Marauder is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). There’s also a 5-megapixel rear photo snapper on back, which features autofocus, LED flash and video recording.
Mobile Hotspot capability is included as well, which means users will be able to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.