Pantech Breakout another Verizon LTE Android phone?

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.  We've been kicking around rumors of the Breakout since mid-July, and this is the first time anyone has mentioned LTE in the same breath. (Note the use of a SIM card and 4G mobile hotspot for up to 10 devices.)

Of course, we've seen this sort of thing be wrong before, but knowing another choice for an LTE phone may be coming is always good news.  We've got no date on when to expect it, but if someone is drawing up comparison sheets, it can't be too far off.

Thanks, Anon!

Jerry Hildenbrand
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  • Sweet so this will ease the frustration of losing the SG II (rolls eyes) Thanks and up yours Verizon!!!
  • See, there you go verizon people! Don't need the sgs2 when you got pantech!! Lmfao!!!!!!!!
  • Why can't they make a high end lte with 4 inch screen why all these low ends only?
  • They did make a high end 4G phone with a large's called the Thunderbolt
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