Pantech Renue (pictures)
The Pantech Renue is a compact QWERTY messaging phone for AT&T.
|The Pantech Renue is a small handset by today's standards, but you won't have to worry about the messaging phone and its QWERTY keyboard protruding from your pocket.|
|Messaging is a central task, which makes its keyboard of the utmost importance. Though compact, it was comfortable and well-appointed, even if the keys were a bit flat to my liking. The application icons are large and finger-friendly.|
|I do like the 3.5 millimeter headset jack on the phone, which makes it music-friendly since you can pop in any standard headset.|
|The 3-megapixel camera disappoints with blocky photos leached of color. Videos were even worse, with a pixelated playback.|
|A micro-SIM card joins the battery and microSD card slot beneath the nicely textured back cover.|
|The Renue measures just under 0.5 inch thick, which isn't bad considering its concealed keyboard. It's fairly heavy for its size, but that translates into durability.|