When Pantech said that 2006 was the year that they’d be hitting markets outside of Korea with unbridled enthusiasm, they weren’t kidding. North America hasn’t seen too many handsets from the mobile phone maker in the past, but they are certainly starting to make headway. The tri-band GSM PG-3810 is the latest to get the nod from FCC.
The brushed aluminium exterior breathes an air of sophistication, and the dual 262k color displays (1-inch on the outside, 1.52-inches inside) serve their purposes quite well. You’ll also find a VGA camera on-board with a self-timer, an infrared port (but no Bluetooth, unfortunately), and MP3 ringtones. Other features on this clamshell include WAP and GPRS connectivity. Talk time is said to be upwards to 4.5 hours.
No word on an exact US launch date or price, but with the FCC go-ahead, it should only be a matter of time before the 90 gram Pantech PG-3810 handset hits the American market.