- Slim 3G-enabled touchscreen phone for mobile entertainment and social networking on the go
- Access VZ Navigator for GPS-enabled for turn-by-turn directions; Visual Voice Mail and Family Locator capable
- 3-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD memory expansion; access to personal e-mail
- Up to 5.2 hours of talk time, up to 324 hours (13.5 days) of standby time; released in November, 2010
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 1 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide
Pantech Crux 8999 SmartPhone - Verizon - Black
This slim Pantech Crux touchscreen phone offers the perfect combination of simple, sleek and affordable features plus the reliability of Verizon Wireless' network. You'll easily navigate the intuitive widget-based interface on the large 3-inch touchscreen display, which provides tactile feedback. You'll also be able to make phone calls over Wi-Fi networks using the built-in Skype capability.
The Pantech Crux is ideal for mobile entertainment and social networking.
The Crux is compatible with the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service, which enables you to purchase songs through your phone and download them via the fast Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network. You'll also stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service. And with the optional Visual Voice Mail service, you'll be able to quickly and easily scroll through your messages and pick the ones you want to listen to.
Other features include a 3-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth stereo music, an included 1 GB microSD memory card (with expansion up to 32 GB using optional cards), access to mobile e-mail, music player, and up to 5.2 hours of talk time.
3-megapixel camera/camcorder with advanced features like face tag.
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
- GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
- 3-inch touchscreen display (240 x 400 pixels, 262K color depth) with haptic feedback
- Virtual onscreen keyboard
- Skype Mobile compatibility provides unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and IM while in the U.S. to anywhere in the world. Plus, with Skype Mobile you get low rates to international land lines and cell phones (requires Skype account).
- Social networking widget offers a single point for accessing social networking sites, allowing you to stay connected to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, plus more than 50 news, sports and entertainment feeds.
- 3-megapixel camera/camcorder with multi-shot mode, white balance settings, smile shot, face tagging, and self timer.
- Music player with external control keys, and play list manage/creation capabilities. Compatible with MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats.
- Bluetooth connectivity includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
- Included 1 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
- Full messaging capabilities including Mobile Email, Mobile Web Mail, Mobile IM
- HTML web browser for news, sports, weather and e-mail, providing access to up-to-date information
- Voice commands with dedicated key
- Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, stopwatch, world clock, unit converter, and notepad
- Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Bilingual interface (English/Spanish)
- Phone book with up to 1000 entries
- TTY compatible
- Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4
The Pantech Crux weighs 4.3 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.3 x 0.5 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.2 hours of talk time, and up to 324 hours (13.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev 0 3G frequencies.
What's in the Box
Pantech Crux handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 1 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide
- Reliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverage is offered.)
- VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.
- V CAST Music with Rhapsody: Access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTV Networks, which delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. For a monthly fee (billed on your Verizon Wireless bill), you can load and reload your subscription songs from your PC to your V CAST Music with Rhapsody phone as often as you want, and take your music on the go.
On PCs running the Windows XP or higher operating system, you can also browse, preview, and purchase music using the V CAST Music with Rhapsody software, which is available as a free download from the V CAST Music with Rhapsody download website. Additional subscription charges applicable.
- V CAST Video on Demand: This optional service enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports, weather, and live entertainment video clips. It features more than 100 full-length programs from leading broadcast and cable networks, ranging from highly-rated drama and comedy series to reality programs and children's programming. V CAST Video on Demand also delivers live sporting events, including NHL hockey games and an upcoming slate of college football games
The service offers unlimited viewing of Basic Videos and the ESPN MVP channel. You can choose from 14 categories, including Entertainment, Kids, Music, Sports, Comedy, News, Pop Culture, Information, Women, Latino, Home & Leisure, Multicultural, Cutting Edge, and Hollywood. Additional subscription charges applicable.
- Family Locator: Securely locate your family members' locations from your Verizon Wireless device or the web. The locate feature provides you with the information you need to stay aware and stay in touch, including detailed location information and the address of your family members displayed on an interactive map and the option to receive turn-by-turn driving directions to your family member's location using VZ Navigator. You can also receive updates when your family members leave or arrive at locations that you define such as school, soccer practice, or home, with monitored locations set up within a 1/4-, 1/2-, or a 1-mile radius.
- VZW Backup Assistant: Automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone.