Verizon Wireless will sell an LTE smartphone, a Pantech Breakout, starting Thursday for a dermatitis cost of reduction than $100 after a rebate.
The Breakout’s $99.99 cost is noteworthy, given Verizon also put a absolute Motorola Droid Bionic on sale Sept. 8 for a LTE network for $299.99.
Both inclination need that users pointer a two-year agreement, and both will work on a Verizon LTE network that a association says operates during speeds of 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps for downloads and 2 Mbps to 5 Mbps for upload.
The Bionic has a twin core 1 GHz processor, double a speed of Breakout’s 1 GHz processor.
Bionic runs Android 2.3.4, while Breakout is listed by Verizon as using Android 2.3.
Bionic has a 4.3-in. touchscreen with 540 x 960 resolution, while Breakout has a 4-in touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution.
Each phone has dual cameras for video chats. Bionic’s best rear-facing camera is 8 megapixels, with Breakout’s is 5 megapixels. Bionic supports 1080p HP video and Breakout’s supports 720p HD video.
Bionic has 32 GB of accessible storage, including a pre-installed 16GB microSD card, while Breakout has a pre-installed 8 GB microSD.
The differences between Verizon‘s high-end LTE phone and it’s newest low-cost entrance are substantial, though uncover how Verizon is operative to atract buyers to several cost ranges for a 4G LTE network.
Pantech, from Personal Communications Devices, is not as good famous as Motorola in a Android phone universe in a U.S.. The association has been famous utside a U.S. for a low-cost phones.
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