The Pantech Burst is a $49.99 on-contract Android phone that runs on AT&T's LTE network. It represents a return to smartphones for Pantech, which has been focusing mainly on "Quick Messaging Devices" for the past year or so. The Burst isn't exactly an ambitious re-entrance, though the price is notable. The other specs overachieve at this price as much as the LTE radio does: a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen (though only at 480 x 800 pixels).

Pantech has applied a skin to Android here that looks a bit like a throwback to earlier versions of TouchWiz, although there is an enhanced lock screen that will allow you to jump directly into one of five apps. It will be available on January 22nd, but if you like you can purchase it in a bundle with the Pantech Element for $249.99 — although that option will saddle you with two matching 2-year contracts.