Published on November 18th,2010 at 11:31 AM
By >Akihabara News Team

Panasonic set to play catch-up in 2011 with Android smartphone

Panasonic set to play catch-up in 2011 with Android smartphone

Panasonic has just announced that they will be releasing their own Android based smartphones in Japan in 2011 to compete against the current market leader iPhone. They will follow the Japan release with international releases in 2012. Reuters quotes Osamu Waki, head of Panasonic’s mobile communications as saying: “We misjudged the speed at which smartphones would be taken up in the Japanese market. With the rapid shift to Android, we want to catch up quickly.” And hopefully they do. While iPhone is great, having some competitors working to push ahead with Android will keep mobile computer all the more interesting.
There no information yet as to the physical design, interface, special features or functions, but taking a look at Panasonic’s Lumix phone (image accompanying this article) is an indicator of what the company is capable of.

Via Reuters
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Panasonic set to play catch-up in 2011 with Android smartphone
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Comments
 

  • Arlen

    1. too too late for Panasonic to play a game at the foreign field. All they can do is to imitate. They hardly can invent something really new that people will love like iPhone – the precious time has gone…
    2. CES 2011 clearly showed Panasonic is swiftly degrading…
    3. they headed to the wrong way with their networking feature because they are NOT the worldwide leaders in electronics anymore and people have many other devices of different manufactures they want to connect to. There are many world standards for networking between heterogeneous devices and there is a big mistake for Panasonic to misjudge the world situation again…
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    Summary: Panasonic will have to manufacture a really really stunning, useful and extremely featured cell phone (smartphone) devices at competitive prices to conquer the world. Even than, they won’t be the number one ever anyway. Their second mistake won’t be forgiven and they will die finally forever…

 

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