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A few hours ago, we learned form HTC that users on AT&T were about to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their Vivid smartphones. Since then, AT&T has released its own statement, confirming today’s availability of ICS for the Vivid, and giving us an official list of the phones it plans to see upgraded to Android 4.0.
Much like the list released by Verizon at the beginning of the month, we’ve already heard a lot of this from manufacturers, but it’s reassuring to see things backed-up by carriers, as we all know how much influence they have over whether or not [...]
Over the years Pantech has come out with some innovative cellphone designs, but has failed to impress consumers. Recently though, the Pantech Burst debuted on AT&T with some cutting edge features that surprised the smartphone industry because they aren’t things you’ll find on a budget device. To get your hands on a snappy processor, a Super AMOLED display, and the capability to access 4G LTE for AT&T, you’d usually have to pitch for a high-end smartphone, but the Burst came to change that. Read on to find out if the Burst is able to redeem the Pantech brand [...]
In this video we demonstrate the software of the Pantech Burst, which ships, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a few enhanced interfaces by Pantech. Many of the apps that come preloaded on the Burst are trials or lite versions, but Pantech has added quite a few useful utilities.
AT&T has also added their own apps in the mix, but thankfully many of the their apps can be removed by uninstalling. This open approach will probably appeal to more of our power users or anyone that finds proprietary software obnoxious.
Stay tuned for a final review coming up next. [...]
In this video we demonstrate the hardware of the new AT&T Pantech Burst. Over the years Pantech has not impressed much in terms of hardware but the Pantech Burst has some great specification especially for the budget price tag.
The Pantech Burst similar features to high-end Android and is capable of outperforming some of them. The screen of the Burst is a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display (800 x 480) behind a glass capacitive multi-touch digitizer. The dimensions of the Burst are 65.2 x 126.5 x 11.4 mm and weigh 122 grams with the battery included. The internal memory is 16GB [...]
In this video we unbox the new Pantech Burst for AT&T. The Gingerbread powered Android is capable of accessing the 4G LTE data speeds in limited markets around the country. In the past Pantech has not wowed many smartphone enthusists with their mediocre designs and build quality, but the new Burst might make a few heads turn.
Included in the box are the basic essentials to get up and running such as; the Burst itself, a USB wall charger, a micro USB charging/sync cable, the battery cover (which comes in two colors), a micro SIM card, and the 1650mAh Li-ion battery. [...]
This fall, we saw AT&T’s LTE network start with a bang, offering subscribers not one, but two LTE-equipped Androids to choose from in early November. Since then, we’ve heard a lot about additional smartphones planned for the growing 4G network. Today, AT&T really let the floodgates open, revealing, among other new products, half-a-dozen LTE-enabled Androids.
Some of these Androids on their way to AT&T are models we’ve had our eye on for some time. Take, for instance, the over-sized Samsung Galaxy Note, which we’ve spotted already with its [...]
At this year’s CES, AT&T introduced a complete set of Android devices destined for the carrier’s LTE network. Alongside devices from Samsung and Sony, AT&T introduced the Pantech Burst smartphone and the Element tablet, both with 4G LTE support. These two are now available online at the carrier.
The Pantech Burst is going for $49.99 with a two-year contract (or $399.99 for the phone only) and it packs a five-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, a battery of 1650 mAh, 16 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card, a four-inch Super AMOLED display [...]