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Rugged Android smartphones that are built tough are no longer a rarity. This raises the question whether or not there are Android tablets out there that offer similar level of durability and can withstand shock and scratches just as good as their smaller counterparts. The answer, fortunately, is a resounding yes. In fact, South Korea’s Pantech goes a step further by making its Element tablet waterproof. Encased in a polycarbonate shell, this is one tablet that you won’t have to worry about using in adverse weather or in the bathroom. The Pantech Element is an 8-inch Android slate that ships with…

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Pantech’s starting 2012 right by releasing two of their newest devices on AT&T.  You may have heard that AT&T is offering both the Pantech Burst and the Pantech Element at a bundle for US$259, but today we’re looking at the Pantech Burst solo. Released a few days apart, the Pantech Burst on January 9 and the Pantech Element on January 22, it’s a fight between a smartphone packing a punch and aimed for the lower-end market and a tablet that’s made a splash with a surprising new feature. We’re not going to spoil the surprise early, so read on to…

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If you’re planning to buy an inexpensive Android powered handset, you should head over to AT&T website right now. For a $50 discount, you can get the Pantech Element (tablet) plus get the Pantech Burst (smartphone) for free. Separately, you can get the Pantech Burst for $49.99 and the Pantech Element is being sold for $299.99; both with a two-year service agreement. The Pantech Burst runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by 4G LTE connectivity. It also has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5MP camera, 720p HD video, 16GB internal storage, microSD expansion, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a…

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AT&T has released the Pantech Element Tablet and is now available for $300, or $249 when you bundle it with Pantech Burst. We first brought you news about the Pantech Element and the Pantech Burst at CES a couple weeks ago. The Pantech Element is a 4G tablet running on a 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear camera, and a 2MP front camera. Along with the typical Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth features we all come to expect from Android devices. AT&T is offering a bundle deal, if you happen to want a…

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Yesterday was a very busy day in the world of Tech, I’m sure you noticed here at Android Authority. After all we had 19 brand new devices announced yesterday by LG, Motorola, Samsung, Pantech, Sony, ASUS, and Lenovo, and CES is not even officially under way until today. Out of those 19 devices, AT&T announced 6 of them! Just to recap them so we know you didn’t miss anything, let’s go down the list – keep in mind most of these do not have prices or specific release dates yet. LG Spectrum: With a 720p and 4.5-inch display and sporting…

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CES 2012 has been a big hit for AT&T, and it is only monday, and already six new Android devices with LTE for AT&T have been announced three of them are by Samsung. So let’s go over all this for ya. From Samsung we have the Galaxy Note (you can read our review of the international version here), Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilirate. From Pantech we were introduced to the  Pantech Element and Pantech Burst. Finally from Sony we have the Sony Xperia Ion, we have all the specs below. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, with a…