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AT&T launches the Pantech Renue, a quick messaging handset with slide-out QWERTY

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AT&T has officially announced their latest quick messaging style handset, the Pantech Renue. The Renue is available as of today and has arrived priced at $69.99. Though, just to clarify that price, it comes after a $50 mail-in-rebate and along with a two-year agreement. In other words, make sure you are able to shell out $119.99 on the day of purchase and perhaps more important — that you are willing to stick with this device for two-years.

With pricing and release details aside, lets get into some of the specs. As one would hope to see with a quick messaging style device, the Pantech Renue has a slide-out hardware QWERTY. Other goodies include a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen, a 3 megapixel camera with video recording and pre-loaded apps to include Facebook and Twitter as well as WHERE, WikiMobile, AT&T Maps and AT&T Navigator.

Otherwise, AT&T has noted that the Pantech Renue is made from 67% recyclable materials and eco-rated with 3-stars and perhaps more important for those who are hard on their phones — the Renue meets MIL Spec 810 G which means that it is resistant to dust and sand, temperature and humidity, shock, vibration, and radiation.

Via [MarketWatch]

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