Pantech Shows Off Element Waterproof Tablet at CES 2012

Pantech has showcased the Element waterproof tablet device at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

The tablet, which Pantech submerged in a large bowl of water, will be available via US wireless carrier AT&T and will come with support for 4G LTE.

The Pantech Element tablet will be launched by AT&T on January 22 and will be available for $299 with a two-year contract.

The device, based on Android 3.2 Honeycomb, comes with an 8-inch display, a front facing 2MP camera, a 5MP rear facing camera, micro USB slot, micro HDMI support and a micro SD slot for storage expansion, reports PC Advisor.

Pantech fitted the tablet with a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon processor for faster performance.

The company claims to have made the tablet device water-tight, with users being able to submerge the device in up to 30 feet of water. The touch screen becomes unresponsive under water, but it is great for users working in close proximity to water or simply using it while poolside.

AT&T said users buying the new tablet along with the newly unveiled Pantech Burst smartphone will be able to get both the devices for $250.