|Designed to make messaging faster and easier than ever before, the Pantech Matrix features a cool convertible design that slides up to access the alpha-numeric keypad and slides sideways to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. You'll be able to quickly download video, music and more over AT&T's lightning quick HSPDA 3G network. Additionally, this GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions as well as its Video Share serve, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion, access to instant messaging on the go, and up to 3 hours of talk time. |
This AT&T phone can handle high-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network, which is available in most major metropolitan areas. The AT&T 3G network uses the dual-band UMTS 850/1900 MHz network (also known as WCDMA), making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services. It also gives AT&T the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.
In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including video and music clips, full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go. You'll also enjoy quad-band GSM connectivity, which allows you to make calls in more than 190 countries and access data applications in the more than 135 countries where AT&T offers international data roaming.
With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Video Share service, which enables you to send a live, one-way video stream to another compatible phone during a standard voice call. The service also allows you to switch the direction of the video stream during the same phone call. (Customers must be in an area served by the company's 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone.) A majority of users in the architecture, engineering and construction industries rated the ability to share live video through Video Share highly, according to research commissioned by AT&T. Video Share lets you see progress on a job site or review the day's work without having to drive from an office or other site to do so.
You can take advantage of the AT&T Navigator GPS software and service, a full-featured premium navigation application that includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.
With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Cellular Video (CV) service and the Internet while on the go. Cellular Video features content from CNN, The Weather Channel, iFilm, Comedy Central and exclusive premium content from HBO and much more. And you get access to AT&T Mobile Music, which enables you to buy tracks while on the, access the Napster subscription music service, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal. (A MEdia Max subscription bundle is recommended for accessing AT&T's Internet, video, and music services.)
The phone has a built-in web browser for MEdia Net downloads and mobile web browsing. AT&T's MEdia Net service enables you to receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more.
The innovative dual slide design offers both a full QWERTY keyboard and numeric keypad, and the Matrix comes in red, green, and blue. Phone Features
The Pantech Matrix features the unique dual-sliding, double-keypad design found on its sibling, the popular Pantech Duo smartphone. When holding the Matrix in a wide, landscape orientation, the QWERTY keyboard slides open for typing out email, IMs, and text messages. And the drop-down numeric keypad is ideal for sending quick texts and dialing on the run. A flip of the wrist initiates either keyboard to address any mobile need.
The Matrix's lean design houses both keypads and a large 2.2-inch, 262K-color screen in a device that measures just 0.78 inches thick, 4 inches tall, and 2 inches wide. The front of the face also includes a scroll wheel and dedicated music key in addition to standard send/end and soft navigation keys. The internal 45 MB memory can be expanded via MicroSD memory cards up to 4 GB in size. The internal phonebook can store up to 1000 contact entries, and it supports caller groups and ringer/photo ID.
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 1.2), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server.
Other features include: 1.3-megapixel camera captures still photos and video clips (maximum length based on available memory) Messaging: SMS text and MMS picture/video Instant messaging and personal email via AOL, Windows Live, and Yahoo! T9 predictive text entry Multi-lingual support: English, French, Spanish Organizer tools: Alarm, calendar, to-do, calculator Ringtones: 72-chord polyphonic and MP3 Pre-loaded games, with more available for download from AT&T Flight mode USB connectivity, supports USB mass storage Bluetooth version 1.2 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)
The Pantech Matrix weighs 4.66 ounces and measures 4.02 x 1.97 x 0.78 inches. Its 920 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 240 hours of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's 850/1900 MHz 3G frequencies (UMTS/HSDPA).