Pantech PG-2800 Mobile Offers ‘Finger Writing Recognition Phone’

Pantech PG-2800 Mobile Offers 'Finger Writing Recognition Phone'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.

Pantech PG-2800 Mobile Offers 'Finger Writing Recognition Phone'The company is also aiming high worldwide, with expectations to shift 27 million unit sales globally in 2006.

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PG-2800 specifications
·Intenna type clamshell
·Finger writing recognition function
·90x45x18.5mm, 87.9g
·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
·MP3 player
·Electronic dictionary
·External memory card slot

Pantech & Curitel