AT&T Pantech Element waterproof 8-inch Android tablet will be available on January 8 for $299.99

Remember that 8-inch Pantech tablet we showed you right before the end of 2011? We thought it was headed to AT&T with LTE support, and indeed it is. It’s just that it will be out sooner than we expected.

It’s called the Pantech Element. It’s waterproof (to the extent of the IP57 spec, which basically means it’s splash-resistant if all ports are closed). It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb. It has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 16 GB of built-in storage space, a 5 MP rear camera with 1080p HD video recording, a 2 MP front-facing camera with 720p HD video, and 4G LTE support.

The Pantech Element will arrive in AT&T stores on January 8, and it will cost $299.99 with a new two-year contract, or $449.99 without a contract. This is shaping up to be quite an interesting contender in the tablet space, since it’s rather affordable on contract and has decent specs. Of course it would have been even better were it running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but perhaps an update to the latest OS version isn’t out of the question.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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