On the heels of two new Samsung Quick Messaging Devices, Pantech has announced two of their own (for AT&T, that is). The Link and the Pursuit both offer QWERTY keyboards, and will be available in "the coming weeks." Pricing is unknown at this time, but the two phones come with new AT&T features such as Mobile Share, cloud-based address book syncing, and new messaging capabilities.
From the press release:
Pantech Link (pictured above) - An ultra slim and light, full keyboard quick messaging phone. Link's contemporary design makes it one of the sharpest in the popular, bar-style family of handsets. With black and blue accents, Link provides direct access to a fun and sought-after range of features such as Mobile Email, instant messaging, AT&T Mobile Share, AT&T Social Net, AT&T Navigator and more. Link will be available in AT&T stores and online in the coming weeks.
Pantech Pursuit - Combining a full touch screen with a vertical sliding keyboard, the Pantech Pursuit plays host to a set of cool and unique features via shortcuts on Pantech's first touch user interface for easy, customizable access to apps and features like AT&T Social Net, AT&T Address Book, and social networking sites. Available in the summer in green or blue, the Pursuit will also support face recognition software and geotagging to get the most out of your pictures.
For those that aren't gunning for a smartphone, do the new devices appeal to you?