Aside from the HTC Status, AT&T had another phone launch today. And even if the price is identical to that of HTC’s Facebook-centric Android-powered smartphone, this is anything but a smartphone. In fact, it has to be aimed at those people who absolutely hate smartphones, or hate the idea of a phone doing anything more than calling and texting. But mostly calling. It has to be aimed at them, since who else would, for example, choose this over the Status, considering they both go for the same amount of dough?
The mystery device in question is the Pantech Breeze III, which is apparently also known as the breEZe. Get it? EZ.
Well, it should be that, because it’s not much else, now is it? The Pantech Breeze III is obviously the successor to last year’s Breeze II, which itself was the successor to the original Breeze from 2008. The Breeze III is a flip phone, a clamshell if you will. It has 3G support (3.6 Mbps HSDPA), a 2.2-inch 240×320 internal display, a 1.3-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, 80 MB of internal storage space expandable via microSD cards, 1000-entry phonebook, MP3 player, and a 920 mAh battery.
If you’re interested in picking one up, you’ll have to shell out $49.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate), while agreeing to a new two-year contract. If that sounds good to you, head over to AT&T and do the deed.