Verizon Pantech Breakout “4G LTE”: Inexpensive Option

The word Pantech may be unfamiliar with many of you but around April/May time, we brought you news of a new mobile phone coming to market by the name of the Pantech Vega Racer, with another report shortly afterwards on a new Vega No.5. Both impressive in their own rights, but today a new addition that of the “Breakout,” very apt, has surfaced and will be carried by US Verizon.

Presently the phone market is full up to the brim with new and forthcoming devices, ok so many of them are from the big manufacturers that we’ve come to recognise such as Samsung, Motorola, Apple, Nokia and of course Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, but perhaps its about time that others made themselves known.

The new Pantech addition will be running with Verizon’s 4G LTE support and if the release date stays on schedule, then it will land on September 22nd, just over a week’s time. For the popular American carrier whose priorities have laid with the new Motorola Droid Bionic recently, has in the past released some pretty brilliant phones such as the Samsung Droid Charge, LG Revolution and the HTC Thunderbolt, although the latter did suffer a handful of teething problems which were later rectified. Breakout as its been named will therefore be the fifth addition to Verizon’s expanding list.

At the other end of the market in terms of specs and price, the Pantech will be aimed at everybody. With as reported, download speeds will be faster than 3G, the new device will include a 4-inch display that of either WVGA or qHD resolution. What it has in screen size, it lacks in processor with a 1GHz single-core, currently the size of processor and whether its a dual-core is a big thumbs up for many consumers, the latest news is that by early part of 2012, chip maker Qualcomm which power some of today’s many big named phones, will have 2.5GHz processors either single, dual or quad-core.

As well as these specs, the new Breakout will benefit from Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread OS with as Engadget stated, 512MB of RAM, 1500 mAh battery, 5 megapixel rear camera and VGA to the front.

In terms of price this is yet to be released, but on finding out, we will let you guys know.

UPDATE: We’ve just heard thanks to Engadget, that the Pantech Breakout will retail for $99 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail in rebate with September 22nd being the time for release.

What are your thoughts on the Verizon Pantech Breakout? Would you be tempted?