Though
Pantech


takes a back seat to Samsung and LG year after year, Korea's third-largest phone maker still does a good bit of business with North American carriers -- and its partnership with AT&T goes way back (remember the tiny
C300


clamshell for Cingular?). It's on that note that we're going to throw our weight behind Phone Scoop's theory that the recently-outed Pantech P8000 in the FCC's filing system could definitely be headed AT&T's way considering its support for 3G on the 850 and 1900MHz bands. More interestingly, though, is the fact that you can cross-reference the model number to the Bluetooth SIG's certification database where you learn that this puppy's running Android -- a little outside Pantech's typical low-end dumbphone comfort zone in the US market, perhaps -- with a codename of "Moon." If we had to take a wild guess, we'd assume this would be on the cheap side of AT&T's smartphone spectrum, which isn't really where those guys need help right now -- it's the high end where AT&T has yet to really bite the Android bullet with the possible exception of the
Captivate


. That said, honestly, who are we to pooh-pooh a new Android phone for the American market?
Pantech P8000 does Android, could definitely be AT&T bound


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