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

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

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1. CalebSmith

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 04, 2011

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

2. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

3. 8mileroad

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 31, 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.

4. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 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.

5. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 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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