Pantech may not be a household name here in the US but it is intent on changing that by going after the unclaimed low-end smartphone market. They will be bringing two budget friendly 4G LTE devices to AT&T, the Pantech Burst (above) and Pantech Element (below). The Burst has a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 MP camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage with a microSD slot for 32GB more. It will come in red or black on January 22nd for $49.99 with two-year contract. The Element is an 8 inch tablet with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of memory, and will be “waterproof against incidental exposure … when all ports are tightly closed”. That is great for spills but you’ll need to look elsewhere to get your Twitter fix while scuba diving. It will be $299.99 with a two-year contract on January 22nd. Both devices will ship with Gingerbread and there is no word on an ICS update.
AT&T is offering customers who buy both devices a special discount. You can get the Element for $249.99 and the Burst for free, with two-year contracts. This is a limited time offer.