Jan 09 AT 4:37 PM Dustin Earley 7 Comments

Pantech announces two AT&T LTE devices: Burst, waterproof Element tablet

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AT&T is really coming out strong today with devices ready to use their brand new LTE network. We’ve already taken a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, the Samsung Exhilarate and the Sony Xperia Ion, but there’s still two more AT&T LTE devices that we haven’t even had a chance to cover yet: the budget-friendly Pantech Burst and waterproof Pantech Element tablet.

Specs wise, the Burst is nothing fancy. It comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED 800×480 display, 16GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera.

But for just $50 on contract, it may make the ultra cheap LTE handset a hit. And don’t think that just because it doesn’t have a 12 megapixel camera or HD display that it won’t get the job done.

If you’re looking to try out AT&T’s LTE network as cheaply as possible, you can pick up the Pantech Burst on January 22.

The other LTE device detailed by AT&T today is the waterproof tablet, the Pantech Element. Again, the Element’s specs are nothing to gawk at. But for just $300 on contract, the rugged go-anywhere tablet may be just right for you. Along with an 8-inch 1024×768 display, there’s a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a pair of cameras for all your photo taking needs.

Pantech’s LTE devices aren’t made to be top of the line, but they still offer modern hardware at an affordable price.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Louis A

    I can’t help to wonder. With all these android devices being announced at CES, how many of them will fall out and how many will make it through?

    • Dustin Earley

      How many standout tablets were there last year? Two? Three?

      • johnnycsx

        You’re kidding right?

        • Dustin Earley

          Two was a bit low, but there’s no way there was more than five or six.

  • thechad

    I wish they would show how water proof it is. Maybe dump a bucket of water on it or some thing.


    With the note coming with LTE, who would look at this.?

  • Jessica

    They are not kidding when they say the display is not HD. The pic is terrible on both the phone and the tablet. They don’t tell you pic quality depends on your connection. I got the tablet because I can’t get internet where I live so I’m sure you can guess how fast the connection is. Instead of slowing down video just becomes more and more grainy. Even for YouTube. Half the apps force close when you try to open them. The Facebook app is worthless. This is my first pantech, I won’t be getting another one…in two years….when the contract I signed on this junk ends.