Panasonic has just released an update for its Panasonic Image App for Android. The new version doesn't bring in much new features or makes mention of any bug fixes but does add one new model to its list of supported cameras.
Panasonic is now taking that idea and putting Android in yet another normal household appliance: a regular cordless home phone.
Android entertainment system.
Panasonic has announced some details in regards to a 7-inch tablet here at CES. The tablet is in the Toughpad line and given that, it will arrive with features to include a MIL-STD-810G certification against drops, fluid and temperature. In addition to the rugged design, the tablet will also feature a daylight readable display.
Panasonic branded smartphone with a 1080p display. Or more specifically, a handset with a 5-inch full HD display at 1920 x 1080. And well, while we are not expecting this one to come available here in the US market, the FCC has since proven the handset to be real.
Panasonic has their own 1920 x 1080p phone in the works.
ELUGA (and its big brother the ELUGA Power) spotted at Mobile World Congress, by the sheer novelty that it'll actually be available outside of Panasonic's home country of Japan. It'll stop off there first, though: NTT DoCoMo has announced that it'll make the phone available on March 29th as the NEXT series P-04D. (See, it's not just US carriers that give phones new names for no reason.) After that, it'll head for Europe in April, where the ELUGA Power is already stocked for pre-order. If you're a European who's miffed at the prospect of getting the phone later, take comfort in the fact that your phone won't be colored purple like NTT DoCoMo's.
United Kingdom-based electronics retailer Clove, and at present it's set to ship sometime in April. The phone is going for £399 unlocked (about $636 USD) and £478.80 after value-added taxes.
Eluga smartphone - not to mention its bigger brother, the ELUGA Power. This model differs from its smaller version with a full 5-inch screen, putting it squarely in "phablet" territory. If Panasonic wants to make a splash with the new hardware, that's certainly a way to get people's attention.