The simple, yet rugged Pantech Renue AT&T has made its debut in the US along with the carrier’s Eco-rating system which was announced back at the MWC 2012. The device in question is crafted from 67 percent recyclable components and is capable of withstanding daily wear and tear.
This newly launched handset is the latest addition to the manufacturer’s portfolio of Quick Messaging Phones. The device aims to deliver the best of both worlds by packing in a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen for enhanced navigation, while a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard caters to providing an enriched messaging experience. The framework employed here is said to be UL Environment-certified and meets the RoHS standards.
“This device comes to market just as our eco-ratings system is beginning to appear on packaging. Our goal is to empower consumers to make informed decisions about the technology they use by giving them information on how a device performs against targeted environmental criteria,” expressed Jeff Howard, vice president – mobile device portfolio, AT&T Mobility.
Additionally, the phone flaunts a MIL Spec 810 G build, making it resistant to sand, dust, humidity, solar radiation and different temperatures. The Qualcomm Brew mobile platform runs the show here and the company has fitted in various extra features as well. They include a 3MP camera with video recording along with quick access to social media and entertainment options like music, pictures and games. Apart from the eco-friendly design, the packaging used here is made from 95 percent recycled paper and non-POV soy ink.
The Pantech Renue AT&T price tag reads as $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The handset is available for purchase in the US through authorized retailers and online with a two-year agreement.