The Pantech Slate can handle up to 600 entries in the phone book where each contact can be assigned three phone numbers, two emails and a note. Other standard and basic essentials include, an alarm clock, SMS and MMS services, speakerphone, calendar, voice memo software, notepad and calculator.
The device is mainly centered around messaging and aimed at people who are frequent text message users. Instant messaging is included within the Slate's features with an IM client which supports Yahoo! Messenger, AIM and Windows Live Messenger. The IM client will also keep running when switching back and forth from the home page and the client so users will not have to worry about missed messages. The Pantech Slate also offers some advanced features and email connectivity through Yahoo!, AIM, Windows Live and AOL addresses. Unfortunately Gmail is not offered.
The Slate's 1.3 megapixel camera isn't its best feature but does produce decent shots in great lighting. The camera can take pictures in up to 6 different resolutions: 220x176, 320x240, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x960. The camera also includes color effects, white balance presets, a self timer, mutlishot options and a shutter sound option. Photographs taken with the Slate's 1.3 megapixel camera may seem blurry and out of focus in indoor or dim lighting but outside shots are sharp and vibrant. The Pantech Slate is also able to record short video clips at either 128x96 or 176x144 resolutions.
Some games are also preloaded on the Pantech Slate such as Poker, The Sims 2 and Ms. Pac-Man. The Pantech Slate can be customized with themes, wallpapers and ringtones to suit each users' preference.