AT&T Takes Fast, On-The-Go Access to New Levels with Pantech Element and Burst

For a Limited Time, Customers May Buy the Pantech Element and Burst Together on Contract for $249.99.

Dallas, Texas, January 24, 2012

On shelves at AT&T company-owned stores and online, two new Android devices from Pantech are helping drive the industry’s best mobile broadband experience to an even larger range of AT&T customers. The Pantech Element, exclusively available from AT&T*, is ready to go where you go. The first waterproof tablet from AT&T is fast, powerful and perfectly portable. Meanwhile, the value-oriented Burst is the first 4G LTE smartphone from Pantech in AT&T’s device portfolio. Currently, customers may buy the Pantech Element and Burst together on contract and get the Element for $249.99 and the Burst for free.

Pantech Element

Even a hint of bad weather causes most of us to go to great lengths to keep our mobile devices out of harm’s way. Element’s waterproof design allows for worry-free walks home while checking Facebook, without concern about unexpected rain showers. Element delivers busy parents, on-the-go commuters, long-distance travelers, and business professionals alike a powerful 4G LTE tablet at an attractive price.  With a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a brilliant 8" HD screen, and front and rear-facing cameras, all powered by Android™ 3.2 (Honeycomb), Element is an impressive addition to AT&T’s 2012 device roster. AT&T offers the only devices capable of 4G speeds using both 4G LTE and HSPA+, for a consistently fast connection in and outside of 4G LTE areas. Element’s features include:

  • Vivid 8” HD capacitive touch screen, 4:3 display ratio
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 4G LTE capability (700/AWS)
  • Waterproof (IP57 rated) – submergible for up to 1 meter for 30 minutes (with all ports tightly closed)
  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera with flash and 4x digital zoom
  • 2 MP front-facing camera for video chat over Wi-Fi®
  • 16GB internal memory
  • Expandable memory slot for microSD™ card supporting up to 32 GB
  • Bluetooth® v2.1+EDR
  • Tabbed browsing, Adobe® Flash® support Vivid HD Video record and playback with a micro HDMI output (cable not included)

Pantech Burst

For the price, Burst is a steal. The first 4G LTE handset in Pantech’s handset portfolio at AT&T is designed to bring customers a fast, engaging mobile experience at an attractive price. This full-touch smartphone comes equipped with a vivid 4-inch Super AMOLED screen that allows for a rich, vibrant interaction with apps, games, multimedia entertainment and messaging.  A premium Android smartphone that delivers leading-edge mobile innovation at a reasonable price, Burst runs on Gingerbread 2.3.5 to provide users more of what they want for less than comparable handsets. Burst is available in the colors titanium or red, and features:

  • 4-inch Super AMOLED screen
  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • 4G LTE functionality with AWS
  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
  • 16 GB of onboard memory, expandable memory up to 32GB
  • Available in titanium or red
  • Full Web Browser
  • Camera: 5.0MP autofocus with flash; front facing (VGA) camera
  • Band / Modes: Quad Band (EDGE/GSM), Tri Band (UMTS/HSPA+), LTE (AWS)
  • HD 720p Video
  • Noise suppression
  • Coverage in more than 190 countries for phone calls; over 130 countries for data
  • Pre-loaded with AT&T Navigator, Kindle E-Reader, Qik Lite, U-verse Live TV, mSpot Movies, Code Scanner and YP Mobile
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Mobile hotspot for up to 8 devices (which includes your Pantech Burst)

Price and Availability

The Pantech Element is currently available for $299.99 with a two-year agreement, and the Pantech Burst is available for $49.99 with a two-year agreement. For a limited time, customers may buy Element and Burst together on contract and get the Element for $249.99 and the Burst for free.


“The new Pantech Element’s 4G LTE capabilities, waterproof design and long battery life provide busy consumers with an opportunity to stay productive regardless of where they are,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.  “This fast and highly portable tablet helps you stay in control of a hectic schedule and juggle email on the go but also is perfect for catching up on social networking, news or movies in your downtime – all at an appealing price.”

“We share in AT&T’s excitement around our 4G LTE devices and remain dedicated to helping them continue to expand their LTE product portfolio,” said Wyatt Whaley, vice president of products at Pantech Wireless, Inc. “Element represents our successful entry into yet another new category – connected tablets – while maintaining all of the product attributes AT&T customers have grown to love: unique design, up-to-the-minute feature set and an attractive price. Additionally, Burst offers users a truly premium, on-the-go experience at an unbeatable price.”