Pantech Renue arrives on AT&T
I suppose when it comes to smartphones, there are two classes of users – one who loves the full touchscreen display and the kind of freedom that it comes with, while another class would want something more proper – that is, a full physical QWERTY keyboard so that you can have that comforting tactile feedback that your fingers are so used to after all these years of using an old school phone. Well, we are glad to say that the Pantech Renue from AT&T delivers something from both worlds, although I would not be bold enough to venture that it is the best of both worlds considering the relatively small 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen display.
Well, one thing is for sure – if you happen to have a soft spot for the environment, then you certainly will not be able to go wrong with the Pantech Renue from AT&T. After all, it was constructed with 67% of its components being recyclable, and despite its green accreditation, that does not mean it is some sort of pansy device. No sir, it was constructed to withstand everyday wear and tear.
Just how much does one need to fork out for the Pantech Renue? We are looking at a highly affordable $69.99 with a new 2-year contract after a mail-in rebate. As for the rest of its environmental friendly accreditation, you would be pleased to hear that the packaging of the Pantech Renue itself is made out of 95% recycled paper and non-POV soy ink. Not only that, it is UL Environment certified and complies with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards to reduce exposure to hazardous materials and harmful toxins including Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).
AS for the ahrdware specifications, there is the aforementioned full QWERTY keyboard that slides open whenever you need to send out a text message in a jiffy with adequate tactile feedback, having the Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform run on it, a 3-megapixel camera that is able to capture video as well whenever the need arises, in addition to one-touch access to social media, messaging, music, pictures and games.