The Helio Ocean isn’t the only phone that knows how to rock two sets of keypads. Also taking on the three-layered approach is the Pantech Duo, available from AT&T and we’ve got the first hands-on impressions. The Boy Genius took the messaging oriented handset out for a test drive and found that the “keyboard is worlds better than the Helio Ocean.”
Although you don’t get treated to Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the Standard version of Microsoft’s mobile OS “works just fine for this little handset.” The Genius was equally impressed with the 3G connection, but “battery life is a concern.” Under settings, there is the option to choose between “normal” and “turbo” for “IPM Power Mode”, so that may address that concern. He also liked the voice quality and sound quality.
As you recall, the key features include Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Standard, high-speed UMTS/HSDPA connectivity, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and AT&T Mobile Music, all in a dual slider design.