Pantech Perception available to Verizon’s customers
Running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the new Verizon exclusive smartphone Pantech Perception is available for purchase via Verizon’s website. The rumors around the new phone started a year ago, but we must say that the device is worth waiting. You get the Pantech Perception for $99 with a two year contract. The display is 4.8 inch 720p super AMOLED – same specifications as last year’s hit – Galaxy S3. Actually both devices are offered at the same price level – $99. Pantech Perception has an 8 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera. The processor is dual- core, clocked at 1.5 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, onboard storage of 16 GB and access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
As we mentioned, the smartphone will initially run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but you can expect a Jelly Bean upgrade at some point in the future. The device features one really great technology. With the help of Motion Sense technology you will be able to perform various tasks without even touching the screen with a hand. You can browse pictures, play songs, answer phone calls and perform more tasks just by waiving instead of touching. Similar touchless control can be seen in Galaxy S4 which arrives for Verizon’s customers on May 30. In addition to the Motion Sense technology, the Pantech Perception includes a visual note assistant – Camnote. If you don’t like contracts, you can have the Pantech Perception for $479.99 with a month-to-month service.
Meanwhile, Verizon is preparing a bid of $100 billion to take control over Vodafone’s stake of Verizon Wireless. According to Reuters, Verizon has hired banking advisers in preparation for making an official bid and we have seen many indications that Verizon will be happy if they can buy out Vodafone’s stake. Both companies refused to comment, but if it happens, the deal would be the 3rd largest acquisition ever.