Pantech Group, South Korea’s second biggest mobile phone company, has announced that it’ll be wowing the crowds with the new PG-2800 GSM ‘finger writing recognition phone’ at the Moscow SVIAZ Expo Comm trade show this week.
Even with the help of a bevy of cat-eared beaming beauties in black to wave the phone around, it has to be said that the PG-2800 GSM isn’t exactly a looker.
But underneath that dull exterior lurks a nifty dual action keypad, which lets users write text messages (or look up words in the built-in electronic dictionary) by bashing individual keys old-school style, or by drawing the characters on the keypad.
The unique ‘finger writing recognition’ function is claimed to make it easier to input Russian and Chinese text characters.
Sung-Kyu Lee, President & CEO of Pantech & Curitel Communications was on hand to big up the handset: “We expect the unique PG-2800 handset to reinforce our credentials as a provider of attractive, stylish yet ultra-modern handsets for consumers, both in Russia and around the world”.
Pantech has proved to something of a hotshot in Russia, growing sales by more than 100% over the last two years, with plans to introduce 15 new models during the year.
The company is also aiming high worldwide, with expectations to shift 27 million unit sales globally in 2006.
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·Intenna type clamshell
·Finger writing recognition function
·Band: 900/1800/1900 MHz
-Main 2.0″ 260K color TFT LCD
-Sub 1.17″ 65K color TFT LCD
·1.3 mega pixel camera with white balance functionality
·External memory card slot