The Pantech Breakout Changes LTE forever with it’s low price point
As the LTE train pulls into a town near you, the high prices of compatible devices and the premium of 4G may deter you from making the upgrade. But what if the hardware was affordable? Like in entry level or mid range affordable? Well if that sounds good to you then big red is your source. As the carrier continues to cover the majority of the U.S. with super fast LTE goodness the only logical step after the build out is to lower the prices and it seems that they may be starting with the handsets…maybe.
The Pantech Breakout was originally spotted on a leaked Verizon road map by AndroidCentral late last month, while leaky road maps don’t always tend to pan out it seems that this one did. Before that this device showed up to the Wi-Fi show getting its certification. Late last week DroidLife got their hands on a picture of a Breakout that has reached its final destination in a big red store. Over the weekend another shot of the device leaked out and made this new LTE smart phone all but confirmed. Today Verizon made the Breakout official and its details are spot on to the original road map leak. The Breakout is said to be carrying a 1 GHz processor under its 4 inch screen and will be running the likes of Android version 2.3 or Gingerbread. It is also said to sport 512 MB of RAM, expandable microSD memory that can hand up to 32GB and will ship with 8GB preinstalled, a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera, a .3 mega pixel front facing shooter, preinstalled Swype, Pantech’s very own user interface and even mobile hotspot capabilities. Now the only point of interest left would be its price point. While the service fees for LTE will stay the same for sometime the consensus behind this Breakout is it will be considerably cheaper than its flagship counter parts. How much would you be willing to spend on this new device? It carries last year’s high end specs and the fastest mobile data around. A recent press release from Verizon puts a super low 100 dollar price tag on this new bad boy this of course with a new two year contract and after a 50 dollar mail in rebate, but it still sounds like a deal to me.
Tell us what you think of the Pantech Breakout, anyone interested? It will be interesting to see how Verizon changes the 4G game with lower priced devices. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think.
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