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Splash-resistant 8-inch Pantech Element tablet arriving on AT&T next week

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Splash-resistant 8-inch Pantech Element tablet arriving on AT&T next week
Waterproof gadgets are all the rage over in Japan, but in the States its rare to even see one, let alone purchase it. The Pantech Element is an exception - this 8-inch tablet comes with a waterproof display, making it the perfect match for your bath downtime. Well, at least we hope that’s what “waterproof for real life” means really. Digging further in the specs, you’d find an IP57 waterproof rating, which means that the device is splash resistant, but it’d be a bad idea to submerge it in water.

Under the hood, the Element features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, which is plenty of processing power for Android 3.2 Honeycomb. You also get 16 gigs of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera capable of recording 1080p video and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera allowing 720p video conferencing. Additionally, you also get “Piezo Motor” haptic feedback.

The Pantech Element expected to land on AT&T on January 8th for $299.99 with a two-year contract, or retailing for $449.99 off contract. How do you like it?

source: BGR

Splash-resistant 8-inch Pantech Element tablet arriving on AT&T next week

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:43 1

1. CalebSmith (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


For that kind of price for a tablet and that's LTE sure I'll buy it

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 14:14 1

2. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


8" tablet, runs on 3.2 honeycomb, and they want $450 off contract. Sorry, but that tablet is just priced too high in today's market.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 14:23

3. 8mileroad (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


None of my devices have ever been damaged by a "splash" since (ironically) my Pantech Duo. I don't think splash proof is a big deal, waterproof would be cool.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 16:18

4. iDroidx650 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 May 2010)


Considering its made by Pantech, battery life will suck and it will be heavy and thick. It's way over priced. It should be at most $350 off contract and $200 subsidized priced.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 13:10

5. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)


Considering the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket LTE sells for $249 on contract, I think $299 on contract for an 8" LTE tablet is just right.

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