Verizon to launch Pantech Breakout 4G LTE phone on September 22nd for $99.99

By on September 19, 2011 at 11:30 PM.

Verizon to launch Pantech Breakout 4G LTE phone on September 22nd for $99.99

Verizon Wireless announced on Monday the Pantech Breakout will launch on September 22nd for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract. The Breakout is the first sub-$100 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon and it is equipped with a number of features typically found in more expensive devices. The Breakout’s specs include a 1GHz processor, a 4-inch display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video, a secondary front-facing camera for video chats and 8GB of storage. The Pantech Breakout, which runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), is also capable of sharing its 4G LTE connection with up to 10 other Wi-Fi enabled devices. Read on for the full press release from Verizon Wireless. More →

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Verizon Pantech Breakout 4G LTE phone leaked

By on September 16, 2011 at 9:30 PM.

Verizon Pantech Breakout 4G LTE phone leaked

Pantech may be working on its first 4G LTE phone for Verizon Wireless. According to leaked images obtained by DROID-Life, the Pantech Breakout could launch as soon as September 22nd as an affordable 4G LTE option. The phone runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), is powered by a 1GHz processor, has a 4-inch display and is equipped with both rear and forward-facing cameras, although their megapixel counts are unknown. Verizon Wireless’ 4G shelves are currently dominated by high-end phones in the $300 price range, so the Breakout could turn out to be an attractive option for anyone wanting to get in on the carrier’s faster data network without breaking the bank. A second image of the Breakout follows after the break. More →

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Pantech Breakout LTE and Samsung Illusion spotted for Verizon

By on September 5, 2011 at 4:01 PM.

Pantech Breakout LTE and Samsung Illusion spotted for Verizon

The Samsung Illusion and the Pantech Breakout LTE have been leaked by Pocketnow. There is not much information about the Samsung Illusion aside from a single photograph, but the Verizon Wireless-bound¬†Pantech Breakout LTE is equipped with a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing camera for video chats, a 1GHz processor and 512MB of memory. Rumor has it the Breakout LTE will also be capable of sharing its 4G connection with up to 10 different Wi-Fi enabled devices at the same time. Prices and launch dates are still unclear but the Breakout could make its debut in the coming days and the Illusion may hit the market towards the end of September. Read on for an image of the Samsung Illusion. More →

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