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Review: Pantech Breakout for Verizon Wireless

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Music

The Pantech Breakout uses the stock media player application for your music-listening needs. In the Breakout's case, Pantech hasn't enabled any special features. All it offers is shuffle and loop. There are no other settings with which you can fiddle.

Other music apps on board include V CAST Music, V CAST Tones, Rhapsody, and Slacker. These offer a variety of avenues towards streamed music or downloadable tracks. Each has its pros and cons. Music tracks purchased from Verizon, for example, cost $2.49 each, which is 150% more expensive than from Amazon or iTunes.

 

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Video

If you're looking for video entertainment, you have a number of apps from which to choose. The Pantech Breakout ships with the stock Android video player and YouTube apps. The video player plays nicely with most side-loaded content (as long as it isn't copy-protected).

If curated, streamed video consumption is more your bag, you can use Verizon's V CAST Videos application to consume bite-sized chunks of video. The quality is pretty good over 3G and 4G conditions, but the selection of content is extremely limited.

If you'd like to rent movies, you may do so from the Blockbuster application.

Bookworms will appreciate that both the Amazon Kindle and Google Books applications are on board, as well.

 

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