For anyone who has been considering upgrading to an Android phone, but can’t justify spending $200 on the latest and greatest, be sure to check out AT&T’s next Android handset. This morning, AT&T announced Pantech’s first smart phone, the Pantech Crossover, which they call “perfect for first-time smart phone users”. With the Crossover running Android 2.2 and powered by a 600HMz processor, I’m not sure if this is the “perfect” device for someone who wants to enjoy all the features a smart phone has to offer. I feel it definitely has it’s place for budget-minded parents looking to get their child a decent phone, and folks who aren’t as concerned with having the most powerful device.

The phone has a 3.1 inch screen, a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB, and comes preloaded with a 2GB card. For those who plan on storing lots of music and video on this device, they will definitely want to consider upgrading to at least 8GB. The Crossover’s 3-megapixel camera with camcorder is certainly no head turner, then again a camera is not as important to some. If you prefer a physical keyboard over touch screen, the phone does sport a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

Full specs

  • Android™ 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 3.1″ Full Touchscreen Display with Full Keyboard Slider
  • HSPA Tri-Band 850/1900/2100 MHz; Quad-Band GSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2GB card preinstalled
  • microSD™ Memory Card Supports up to 32GB
  • 4.45″ (L) x 2.28″ (W) x 0.56″ (D), Weight: 5.15 oz
  • 3-megapixel camera with camcorder, fixed focus, 4x zoom
  • 600 MHz processor
  • Micro USB and 3.5mm headset jack
  • 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery; Up to 5 Hours, Standby Time: Up to 360 Hours
  • Voice Recognition
  • Accelerometer

If you or someone you know might be interested in the new device, AT&T plans to launch the Pantech Crossover on June 5th for $69.99 on a 2 year contract. This may not be the phone your friends will be drooling over, but at least it runs the best OS!

[via Android Guys]