We went hands-on with the Pantech Element tablet back during CES, and it was an interesting little device. If you have been waiting for the tablet to land in your local AT&T store so you could grab one, your time is now. The tablet is officially available on AT&T on or off contract. The on-contract price for the element is $299.99 with the obligatory 2-year data contract.
If you don’t want to deal with contracts, you can purchase the Element at $449.99 with no contract. I think that no contract price is a bit high, but likely, that was done to push people to the contract version. If you missed the details the first item around, the tablet has a waterproof design to survive the elements. The screen is an 8-inch unit with a resolution of 1024 x 768.
The battery inside the device is a 6400mAh unit good for up to 12 hours of use and 25 days on standby. The tablet weighs 16.57-ounces and measures 8.36 x 6.12 x 0.42 inches. The processor is an APQ 8060 running 1.5GHz packing in dual-cores. Storage onboard is 16GB, expandable to 32GB, and the machine has 1GB of RAM. It will work on 2G, 3G, and 4G HSPA+/LTE networks. The rear camera is a 5MP unit, and the front is a 2MP unit. The tablet runs Android 3.2.