Slider phones are all the rage, especially in Korea. Pantech & Curitel has new music-centric slider targetted directly against the ubiquitous LG Chocolate Phone. The PT-S280 is quite the fashionable handset, sporting a 2.0-inch QVGA display, integrated media player (naturally), text viewer, mobile banking capabilities, and a 1.3 megapixel camera.
It does seem to be a touch on the chubby side compared to some of its Korean cousins, but we all know that the camera adds ten pounds. Price has been set at around 300,000 KRW (US$321) and there don’t appear to be any plans to bring it over to our side of the ocean, at least not anytime soon.