Feeds

Pantech preps camera-like camera phone

Taking a leaf out of Sony Ericsson's book

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

South Korea's Pantech is following Sony Ericsson's lead with a camera phone that looks more like a photography product, it said today. Pantech will offer the phone, dubbed the PG-8000, through Vietnamese cellco Glory Star.

pantech pg-8000 multimedia phone

The PG-8000 sports a 2in, 262,144-colour, 320 x 240 display intended to be viewed in landscape orientation. It's fed by a two megapixel semi-manual camera on the back. The camera has a flash and 16x digital zoom facility.

Alas, Pantech didn't say how much memory the device contains, or what format of memory card the phone uses to increase its storage capacity.

Alongside the screen is a navigation control that also allows users to access the phone's media features, including MP3 playback, video recording and the built-in FM radio. It supports 64-voice ringtones, and there's a text-to-speech facility too.

The handset is a tri-band (900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS device, with all the usual features. It's got Bluetooth for headsets and USB for computer connectivity too. Pantech said the built-in 820mAh battery is good for up to 210 minutes' conversation and up to 200 hours in stand-by mode

The phone measures 10 x 5.2 x 1.6cm and weighs 106.5g. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.