While it may not be sporting the best hardware specs, the Pantech Breakout may have have one big thing going for it — it looks to be a Verizon LTE device, according to this shot we just got from a tipster. That’s not saying the specs are bad — 1GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, front and rear cameras and running Gingerbread — and it sounds like something we all would have dreamed about just six months ago. Of course, the real news is the LTE
Adding to Verizon’s ever-expanding selection of LTE phones, Pantech’s Breakout will be its first sub-$100 LTE handset, sneaking into the mix at $99.99 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. After an in-the-wild spot, the Breakout finally looks set to arrive on September 22nd — a date that may sound pretty familiar. For the price, it still packs that LTE punch, and the ability to act as a mobile hotspot for up to ten devices. Compared to its pricier Verizon stablemates, the Thunderbolt and the Droid Bionic, the Breakout has a smaller 4-inch screen, but runs on a respectable 1GHz processor. There’s also a 5 megapixel camera at the back capable of 720 HD video capture, and a VGA cam up front. LTE for less — it’s here.