Verizon Unveils The Pantech Breakout LTE Smartphone

pantech breakoutEarly this week, Pantech announced the new Pantech Breakout smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity. This handset will be exclusively available to the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. Pantech Breakout is the Verizon’s fifth 4G LTE handset, after the LG Revolution, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and Motorola Droid Bionic.

The Pantech Breakout features a 4 inch capacitive touch display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype, 5 megapixel autofocus rear camera, with HD (720p) video recording capabilities, VGA front-facing camera for still shots and video chatting, etc.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 support, 512 MB RAM, 390 MB internal memory, microSD cald slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 8 GB microSD bundled, Android Market, 4G LTE mobile hotspot, DLNA and a 1500mAh battery.

This handset allows you to connect with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, thanks to the 4G LTE mobile hotspot capability. You can get the powerful Pantech Breakout for just $99.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year service agreement. This handset will be available from September 22 at Verizon Wireless Communication Stores or you can even purchase it online.

BlackBerry Torch 9850 Coming To Verizon On September 8

Last month, BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the BlackBerry Storm 2 and it runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 Operating System. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 works with the CDMA carriers and the Torch 9860 works with the GSM carriers. AT&T has already launched the GSM variant of this smartphone. Now, Verizon announced the price and availability of the BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone, exclusively for its subscribers in the US.

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 features a 3.7 inch TFT LCD display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 OS, optical trackpad, on-screen QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 4X digital zoom and continuous auto focus. HD (720p) video recording, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, etc.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, 768 MB RAM memory, 4 GB eMMC, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16 GB microSD card pre-installed, dedicated camera and lock keys, up to 6.8 hours talk time, up to 13.9 days standby time, up to 44 hours of music playback, up to 6.6 hours of video playback and a 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery.

Verizon customers can get this handset for $199.99 with a 2 year service agreement, $39.99 monthly talk plan and a $30 monthly data package. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 will be available online for purchase from September 8. You can also get this handset at Verizon Wireless communications stores, starting from September 15.

Wall Street Journal: Sprint to Carry iPhone 5 Alongside AT&T and Verizon

In the United States, it is always big news when the iPhone appears on carriers. There was a huge announcement by Verizon when they got their hands on Apple’s smart phone earlier this year. Swirling around with all the iPhone 5 rumors, we have heard talk that Apple will be offering it’s killer device to yet another American carrier this fall.

It looks like that is probably the case. The Wall Street Journal, which isn’t known for being wrong about Apple products, is reporting that Sprint will get Apple’s next iPhone at the same time that it launches on AT&T and Verizon. This will bring the world’s best selling smartphone to America’s third largest cellular carrier.

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This is big news for data users, however. While AT&T and Verizon offer the ability to keep your unlimited plan when you upgrade, you cannot regain it if you lose it. Sprint, on the other hand, still offers unlimited data for a new and existing customers. This is also true unlimited data, unlike the plans offered by T-Mobile which become throttled after a certain amount of data use.

In their article, the Wall Street Journal also said that Sprint would begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October. This lines up with the rumored launch date I have previously reported. This also means that these potential sales will not contribute to fourth quarter profits for any carrier, as that ends in September.

Interestingly enough, Virgin Mobile, which operates under the Sprint umbrella in the States, has been working on restructuring it plans. The new plans will feature data throttling, and are set to launch in October. The obvious conclusion would be that Sprint will try to bring the iPhone to prepaid customers in the US for the first time.

Verizon Offers Sony Ericsson Xperia Play For Just $99.99

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the company’s most popular Android phone and the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone. This device was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. It runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and comes with a 4 inch capacitive multi-touch display, 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, 5 megapixel camera and much more. This handset was released in the US, exclusively for the Verizon Wireless customers. The Xperia Play ships with 7 amazing games including Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and Tetris.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play features a 4 inch capacitive multi-touch display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, slide-out gaming keypad, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, VGA front facing camera for video calling, PlayNow service, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Sony Ericsson Music player and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, 400 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 8 GB microSD card included, up to 32 GB expandable memory, Gesture gaming, Motion gaming, aGPS, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, Android Market, Android Cloud to Device messaging, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), up to 8 hrs 25 min talk-time, up to 425 hrs standby time, up to 5 hrs 35 min game play time, up to 30 hrs 35 min music playback and a 1500 mAh battery.

This handset was originally priced at $199.99 with a 2 year contract, but Verizon recently reduced the price of this device. Now, you can get the amazing Xperia Play smartphone for just $99.99 with a new two-year service agreement. You will also need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package starting at $39.99/month and $29.99/month respectively. To buy this handset, just head over to this page.

The Top Selling Phone At Verizon And AT&T? iPhone.

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Five months ago, Apple launched the iPhone on Verizon’s network, and since then, it has become the carrier’s top-selling handset. This is according to new research by BTIG Research, who spent  the past three weeks asking 250 Verizon and AT&T stores across the United States to find out their number one selling phone.

According to the survey, of the Verizon stores surveyed, they reported that  51 percent said that the iPhone was their top-selling smartphone, and an additional 38 percent said that it was tied for first with an Android device. When AT&T stores were surveyed, 65% said that  iPhone was their top-seller and the additional 31% said it was an Android device.

Folks, remember that the iPhone 4 is only an year old. These numbers are truly remarkable for only a year old device, and just imagine what these numbers will look like once iPhone is available on all 4 major carriers in the US.

In total,  58 percent of the stores BTIG that asked, named the iPhone as their strongest selling phone, and an additional 20 percent said that it shared the position with a competing device.

These statistics are amazing for a device that has been constantly pronounced “dead in the water”. iPhone first launched in 2007 and the first Android device shipped in 2008. Five years later, a combination of these two devices are destroying competitors like Nokia and RIM.

LG Revolution Now Available At Amazon For $149.99

Back in January, LG announced the Android powered LG Revolution smartphone at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. This handset runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and comes with a 4.3 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and so on.

LG Revolution is expected to get the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update in the coming weeks. This handset is exclusively available from Verizon in the US. LG Revolution comes with a price tag of $249.99 with a 2 year service agreement. But, if you want to save a few bucks, then you can go ahead and purchase this smartphone from Amazon.

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LG Revolution features a 4.3 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, Virtual QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Video telephony support, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, DLNA, HDMI, MicroSD card slot, 16 GB preinstalled microSD card, 32 GB expandable memory, DIVX, Proximity sensor, Bing Search and Maps, Adobe Flash Player, Mobile Hotspot capability, Android Market and a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery.

The Mobile Hotspot capability in LG Revolution allows the customers to share 4G LTE with up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices. LG Revolution is currently available at Amazon for just $149.99. To purchase this handset, head over to this page at Amazon.

Xperia Play And Droid X2 Now Available At Verizon

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone. This handset was announced at the Mobile World congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona and it runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. On the other hand, Motorola Droid X2 is the successor of the popular Motorola Droid smartphone. This handset runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Both the handsets are currently available for purchase exclusively on the airwaves of Verizon in the US.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play features a 4 inch capacitive multi-touch display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, slide-out gaming keypad, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, 400 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 8 GB microSD card included, up to 32 GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Gesture gaming, Motion gaming, aGPS, Micro USB, up to 8 hrs 25 min talk-time, up to 425 hrs standby time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Motorola Droid X2:

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Motorola Droid X2 features a 4.3 inch qHD display with 960 × 540 pixels resolution, 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, MotoBLUR UI, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 512MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, mini-HDMI port, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, eCompass, 3.5mm audio jack, Android Market and more.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will ship with 7 games Asphalt 6, Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, The Sims, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and Tetris. This handset is available for $199.99 with a 2 years service agreement. You can also purchase Xperia Play from Amazon for just $99.99. Motorola Droid X2 can be easily purchased from Verizon for $199.99 with a 2 years contract. Which phone are you planning to buy? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Up For Pre-Order At Amazon For $99.99

Sony Ericsson announced the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, the Xperia Play at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Verizon in the US. Xperia Play is already available for pre-order at Verizon for $199.99 with a 2 years service agreement. If you are planning to buy this handset and save a few bucks, then you can go ahead and pre-order the powerful Xperia Play from Amazon for just $99.99.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play comes with a 4 inch capacitive multi-touch display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, slide-out gaming keypad, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, 400 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 8 GB microSD card included, up to 32 GB expandable memory and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), PlayNow service, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Sony Ericsson Music player, Gesture gaming, Motion gaming, aGPS, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, Android Market, Android Cloud to Device messaging, up to 8 hrs 25 min talk-time, up to 425 hrs standby time, up to 5 hrs 35 min game play time, up to 30 hrs 35 min music playback and a 1500 mAh battery.

This handset will be released on May 26th, but if you pre-order this smartphone from Amazon, then you will have to wait for 8 to 9 days, since the phone is currently listed as backordered on Amazon. Xperia Play will ship with 7 games – Asphalt 6, Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, The Sims, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and Tetris. To check out this amazing deal, head over to this page at Amazon.

Verizon Announces The Xperia Play; To Ship With 7 High-Quality Games

Yesterday, Motorola and Verizon announced the Droid X2. Today, Verizon and Sony Ericsson have teamed up to announce the Xperia Play. The Xperia Play is already available in various regions of the world, and will be available in the U.S from this month’s end.

The Xperia Play sports a 4-inch TFT display with FWVGA (854×480) resolution. The handset is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, and an Adreno 205 GPU. The handset also packs 512MB of RAM and ROM.

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The handset will run on Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread with Sony Ericsson’s proprietary UI running on top of it. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera, while there is a VGA camera in the front for video calling. Since the Play does NOT run on Android 2.3.4, users cannot video chat using Google Talk.

The Xperia Play will be the first PlayStation Certified smartphone to be available in the U.S. Being a gamer oriented phone, the handset will ship with 7 games on-board including Asphalt 6, Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, The Sims, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and Tetris. Users can download more than 50 high-quality games from Verizon’s VCast Apps.

The Xperia Play can already be ordered online at VerizonWireless.com, while it will hit the retail stores on May 26th. The handset will set users back by $199.99, on a two-year contract.

Motorola Droid X^2 Complete Specs Emerge

Recently, we posted the first press shots of the Motorola’s upcoming smartphone, Droid X^2. This handset is the successor of the Motorola’s popular Droid X smartphone. This handset looks quite similar to the original Droid X smartphone, but it comes with some amazing specs, compared to its predecessor. The guys at Pocket Now recently shared the leaked specs of this handset. It comes with a large 4.3 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and more.

This device was earlier called as the Droid X2, but the branding reveals that, the phone will be called as Droid X^2 (X-squared). This handset currently runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, but the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is expected to arrive soon after its launch. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

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Motorola Droid X^2 Specifications:

  • 4.3 inch qHD display
  • 540 x 960 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Dual LED flash
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Full HD (1080p) video playback
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • HDMI port
  • A-GPS
  • Android Market
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • USB 2.0
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor

This handset is expected to be announced during next week or might be early-June. Motorola Droid X^2 will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless in the US. This handset will be available for $199.99 with a two-years service agreement.