Friday, January 19, 2007
Pantech IM-U170 - slim, metallic and...recognizes faces
Pantech is addressing all of high fashion needs with their all-new IM-U170.
The major Korean phone maker has certainly taken the minimalist approach with this new phone, keeping the package skinny and simple, yet loading it with some rather nifty features. For example, it comes with the first face-recognition mobile game in the industry. The on-board VGA camera tracks your face (which also comes in handy for video telephony). There is a second 2.0 mega pixel camera for actual picture-taking.
Available now under the SKY brand in Korea, the IM-U170 comes wrapped in a magnesium casing, sports a metallic keypad with EL light, and focuses on a "dynamic and elegant GUI."
* screen size: 2.2 inches;
* screen type: QVGA TFT LCD;
* colors: 256K
* shared memory: 120MB;
* camera: 2MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels, auto focus;
* secondary VGA CMOS camera;
* dimensions: 96.5 x 48 x 15.4 mm;
* weight: 106.6 grams;
* face-recognition technology;
* MP3 player;
* documents viewer.