After stepping down from the international mobile phone market a few years ago, word is Panasonic is getting ready for a come back. Apparently, the Japanese company is working on its first Android-powered smartphones, which should show up across Japan in 2011 and a year later, in 2012, overseas.
Panasonic quit producing mobile handsets for the international market back in 2006 and since then its mobile phones have only been available in Japan. Now, several years later, the company is almost ready to come back to the international scene.
The details at this stage are scarce and we only know what we already shared with you in the intro. The new smartphones will be based on the Android platform and should start shipping in Japan in the coming months (some time in 2011) and a year later, in 2012, they will prep some models form for the rest of the world.
This should help the company sales grow to 15 million units sold worldwide in 2015 from the 5.4-5.5 million units that are expected to be sold in Japan by March 2011.
As for the upcoming devices' details, those are yet to be revealed but we'd love a Lumix phone, won't you?
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 sw...
more flames. no thought. no research. no facts. no figures. just lot's of insults. you should try using the thing above your mouth. you'de be suprised how valuable it can be.... consumer eh? what region? what mobile phones have you owned?...
You're just like your boyfriend. Both of you got a lot of words on such a big mouth. I'm posting comments on a consumer's point of view. And the hell I care about a product that 3/4 of world's population don't even remember or care. Just go back to y...
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