The Pantech Breakout is an Android smartphone featuring super-fast 4G LTE data speed, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, DLNA wireless media streaming, front camera, and WiFi mobile hotspot capability. The Breakout also comes equipped with a multi-format music player, Bluetooth compatibility, GPS navigation, capacitive touchscreen display, full web browser, and support for multiple languages including Spanish. This Android smartphone also offers access to thousands of apps, games, movies, books, and music available on Google Play Store.
With a slim, stylish design and the latest Android operating system (2.3 Gingerbread), the Pantech Breakout exclusively from Verizon Wireless runs on the blazing fast 4G LTE network for super-fast downloads. The front of the Breakout stands out with silver button accents and a brightly colorful 4-inch capacitive touch display, while the back has a textured surface to help you grip the phone when on a call or texting, while the front definitely stands out in a crowd.
The Android-powered Pantech Breakout (view larger).
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network provides speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. With 4G LTE, you'll enjoy simultaneous voice and data capabilities, allowing you to check e-mail, browse the web, download an app, and check directions on Google Maps while on a call. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years (learn more about 4G below).
In addition to high-speed 4G connectivity, you can also share the built-in Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi among up to 10 devices--laptop, another phone, MP3 player, and more (additional service charge).
Personalize your Breakout with sound sets, skins, apps, and wallpapers, and choose from a number of handy widgets--including Task Manager, Event Notification, Social Net, WebSpace, and more.
It's powered by a next-generation 1 GHz processor--enabling quick multitasking. The Breakout includes two cameras--a 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture on the rear and a VGA front-facing camera for easy on-the-go video chats.
Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, microSD memory expansion (up to 32 GB card), GPS for navigation using Google Maps or the optional VZ Navigator service, full HTML browser with support for Adobe Flash, access to personal and corporate e-mail, Swype virtual onscreen keyboard, and up to 5.8 hours of talk time.
The Pantech Breakout weighs 4.87 ounces and measures 5 x 2.54 x 0.47 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.8 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G and CDMA 800/1900 frequencies where 4G LTE is not available.What's in the Box
Pantech Breakout handset, rechargeable battery, USB charger, 8 GB microSD card, quick start guide, product safety and warranty guide
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.
With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.
In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.
5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video (view larger).
The Pantech Breakout runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation. Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming email and then switch back to the game without losing your place.
An onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Pantech Breakout also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed, and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.
In the image to the right, the word "mind" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.
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