AT&T Offers Four QWERTY Handsets

AT&T rolls out a quartet of QWERTY phones for those who love text messaging more than holding conversations, among them the Pantech Matrix that slides both ways - a vertical slide will reveal the numeric keypad underneath, while a second side slider unveils the QWERTY keyboard for your thumbs to start typing. This 3G-enabled handset supports AT&T Navigation and Video Share, and will come with a 1.3 megapixel camera. It will retail for $79.99 with a 2-year contract and a rebate. As for the Samsung Propel, this 3G handset does not run on Windows Mobile despite sharing a similarity with the i620, and will also cost the same as the Pantech Matrix. The Pantech Slate is one of the thinnest QWERTY-enabled devices in the world, retailing for just $49.99 on contract but bear in mind this misses out on the 3G boat. Last but not least is the Quickfire, better known as The Knick, will come with a touch screen to augment the QWERTY keyboard. This 3G handset has a 1.3 megapixel camera and will retail for $99.99 once you've sold your soul to AT&T for a couple of years.