Basking Ridge, N.J. - Verizon Wireless will carry the Pantech Breakout smartphone exclusively in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at
beginning Sept. 22.
The Pantech Breakout smartphone, brought to market by Personal Communications Devices (PCD), will provide custom Pantech widgets and can share media files between Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled devices by using the Net Media app on their Pantech Breakout.
Powered by 4G LTE, customers can expect download speeds of 5Mbps to 12Mbps and upload speeds of 2Mbps to 5Mbps in 4G mobile broadband coverage areas, Verizon Wireless said.
The features include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1 GHz processor and 4-inch capacitive touch display (480 by 800); it will support Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps, as well as access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market.
The phone also offers 4G LTE mobile hotspot supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices; Virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology for typing of messages and emails; 5-megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera with HD video capture up to 720p; VGA front-facing camera for still shots and video chatting; Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 3.0 support includes headset, hands-free, object push, advanced audio distribution (stereo), audio/video remote control, file transfer and phonebook access; and an 8GB pre-installed MicroSD card.
The phone will be available on Sept. 22 in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and online at
for $99.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Consumers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, they may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
Consumers who purchase a Pantech Breakout smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data, Verizon said.