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We mentioned the Pantech PG-8000 a few months ago when it debuted at a Russian trade show. Well now it has launched in Korea. A refresher: if you thought the Nokia N90 looked freakishly like a camera, you haven't seen anything yet. The Pantech PG-8000 looks almost exactly like a compact digicam, save for a small number keypad at the back. It's a 2 megapixel camera with a huge 2-inch horizontal LCD display, truly giving it that digicam look. And just for kicks, it also throws in music playback functionality in there, supporting MP3, AAC, and even an FM tuner (We're betting that a lot more phones will have music playback to keep up with the rumored iTunes phone). The PG-8000 also has IrDA, Bluetooth, and the ability to sync it via USB. Pretty sweet... if you live in the region. No idea if this will make it stateside.

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