Pictured Benchmark Belongs to New Snapdragon S4 Powered Pantech Device, Complete with Ice Cream Sandwich

Could this be a NenaMark 2 benchmark for a new Pantech (model number ADR910L) device headed to Verizon? From looking over the benchmark, we can see it sports the Adreno 225 GPU which points to a Qualcomm S4 chip, Ice Cream Sandwich, and we assume it will have 4G LTE aboard since VZW has stated that they would be only launching devices with 4G LTE capability in 2012. So, could this be the next iteration of the Breakout which was model number ADR8995?

The S4 and ICS do make it sound nice, but with a reported resolution of just 480×800, we shouldn’t expect this to be the next superphone everyone is dying to get their hands on. For those interested in mid-range devices, having the S4 processor for a much more affordable price will be a major draw though. Our ears are officially perked for more info on this handset.

Via: NenaMark

HTC Rhyme and Pantech Breakout Receive Video Overviews

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Two of Verizon’s newest devices – HTC Rhyme and Pantech Breakout – received their standard video overviews this morning.  The Rhyme walks through some of HTC’s new Sense 3.5, the accessory pack for the phone, how easily it takes pictures of bikers, and reminds you to always ignore calls from work.

The Breakout video takes you into a world of pure dance and social awesomeness.  If you need a phone that is hot in the break dancing scene, then look no further than the Breakout.  It’s also amazing at finding rooftop parties, sending texts to your crew, and bringing the “cool.”  I can’t believe I just typed all of that with a semi-straight face.    (more…)

Reminder: Pantech Breakout is Available for $99 Today Through Verizon, Inexpensive Meets 4G LTE

For those in the market for a new phone with 4G LTE, but aren’t interested in paying the $299 price tag that accompanies the DROID Bionic, then look no further than the Pantech Breakout.  As Verizon’s least expensive 4G LTE phone at just $99 on contract, you actually get a pretty decent set of specs in a small package.  In fact, the specs match up closely to some of Big Red’s initial 4G LTE releases with its 1GHz single-core, and betters almost all of them with the fact that it runs Android 2.3.  It has dual-cameras, a bunch of fancy wallpapers (download here), and can be had today.

Buy.

Verizon Announces the Pantech Breakout as its Cheapest 4G LTE Device to Date, Drops Price to $99

The Pantech Breakout is official as Verizon’s cheapest 4G LTE device to date and will be available just as we said, on September 22.  Originally thought to be $149 on 2-year contract, Big Red has decided to shave an additional $50 in order to drop the price down to $99.  With its 4″ screen, 1GHz single-core processor, and Android 2.3, that’s not actually a bad price at all.  Still not sure that this is the device for Android gurus or tech addicts, but it could be a great option for those new to the smartphone game.  And don’t forget, that you can download all of its stellar wallpapers here.     (more…)

HTC Rhyme and Samsung Stratosphere in Verizon’s Device Management, Pantech Breakout is Just $149 on Contract

Both the HTC Rhyme and Samsung Stratosphere are now appearing in Verizon’s Device Management system, a sign that they are more than just vapor.  The Stratosphere – a device expected to be like the Epic 4G with slideout keyboard – is confirmed as having 4G LTE radios and no global roaming.  The Rhyme on the other hand is just 3G, but could be a girl-friendly device with Beats by Dre audio.  Each of these devices is looked at as being mid-range.

And speaking of mid-range, we have official pricing for the Pantech Breakout below.   (more…)

Download: Pantech Breakout Live Wallpapers, Ringtones and Boot Animation

 

The Pantech Breakout may be the first mid-range 4G LTE device (headed for September 22) that appeals to a specific crowd of non-power users, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have a sexy media file for us to enjoy.  Thanks to our buddy Legion, we have for you the wallpapers, live wallpapers, audio (ringtones, notifications, alarms, etc.), and boot animation from the device.  And I’ve got to admit, that this is one of the more enjoyable wallpaper packs we have seen on a device in a while – artsy instead of robot-dominatrix-world-crusher.  The live wallpapers are also pretty polished (work nicely on the XOOM too), however, they appear to struggle to work on my Bionic or devices with higher resolutions.  Feel free to test them though.   (more…)

Hey Look, a Pantech Breakout in the Wild! (Updated)

Looks like the Pantech Breakout has started to arrive in stores.  Expected to be available on September 22, this phone should be the affordable 4G LTE option for Verizon customers that aren’t interested in droppin’ 3 Benjamins on the latest and greatest toy.  It has a 1GHz single-core processor, front and rear cameras, a 4″ screen, and runs Android 2.3.  Nice little entry into the LTE lineup.

Update:  Here is a better picture of it…   (more…)

Pantech Breakout Headed to Verizon with 4G LTE on September 22

The Pantech Breakout is Verizon’s next 4G LTE phone to follow the DROID Bionic and is looking like the option for anyone interested in having high data speeds without having to pay upwards of $300 up front. We gave you a quick preview of the specs on this phone a few weeks back, but now have the full and official spec sheet to tighten up any loose ends.  The Breakout won’t blow you away in this day and age with its hardware – I’m not sure it was built for that though.  At some point, Verizon was going to have to offer affordable 4G LTE phones and this looks like it will be the first.

With its 1GHz single-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4″ screen, DLNA support and Android 2.3, it’s actually on par with most of the LTE phones on the market.  In fact, other than the Bionic, it’ll be the only phone running Gingerbread – yikes.   (more…)