Fingerprint-reading Pantech PG-6200 gets FCC go-ahead

Fingerprint-reading Pantech PG-6200 gets FCC go-ahead

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Biometrics are everywhere these days, from laptops to thumb drives, and now the fingerprint-reading Pantech PG-6200 cell phone may be heading our way as well. The square-ish clamshell has received the FCC stamp of approval. It’s not the flashiest looking phone on the market, but the PG-6200 has a certain charm about it that goes well with its biometric nature.

Unfortunately, the flip phone doesn’t seem to have a heck of a lot going for it other than its fingerprint reading ability. It’s not a bad phone, but it’s not top of the line either. The 20MB of built-in memory won’t exactly floor you, nor will the Bluetooth connectivity (no word on A2DP) and microSD expansion that we see on just about every cell phone these days. Other key features include a 2.0 megapixel camera and a media player.

The Pantech PG-6200 “security phone” will likely come in both its silver and black varieties when and if it actually ever launches on our side of the Pacific.

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