Tuesday, September 4, 2012

AT&T's dual-mode Pantech Flex drops with Android 4.0 for $50

Pantech leaps forward with surprisingly high-end features for a budget Android phone, plus a dual-boot mode aimed at beginners.

Pantech Flex

The Pantech Flex comes with an "easy" mode in addition to the standard Android 4.0 view.
(Credit: Pantech)
CNET - Well, this is a new one for AT&T and Pantech. The two have teamed up to offer the Pantech Flex, a budget Android phone designed to ease first-time smartphone users into the Android experience.

The Flex has an "easy experience" mode that limits Android 4.0 to a single home screen imbued with large text and buttons, and a simplified menu to ease up on the navigation and scrolling needed to operate the full-fledged Android experience. Think of it as Ice Cream Sandwich with training wheels