Verizon Wireless details upcoming Pantech Perception release

April 23, 2013

Coming off some recent rumors and FCC sightings, the Pantech Perception has officially been announced by Verizon Wireless. The handset will be a global ready device and is launching with a feature called Motion Sense, which will let you control certain aspects of your phone with the wave of your hand. First and foremost, the Pantech Perception will be available in a few days time, on April 25.

Diving in with the Motion Sense feature, Verizon Wireless has said this will allow users to answer a phone call, scroll through contacts, scroll through an image gallery and also skip a song by simply waving a hand over the phone. Time will tell if Motion Sense is a gimmick or a regularly used feature, so lets get into some of the other specs.

Pantech and Verizon will be launching the Perception with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a promise that the handset will be upgraded to Jelly Bean "soon." Other specs include a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 4G LTE connectivity.

The Pantech Perception will arrived priced at $99.99. Further details note that price comes after a $50 mail-in rebate and as one would expect, that also includes a two-year agreement. All that being said, the real question seems to come down to whether one would be willing to spend $99.99 on a handset that it not yet running Jelly Bean.

[via Verizon Wireless]

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