Panasonic Smartphone Coming 2011

The Android platform on smartphones continues to expand at a great rate and there seems to be no signs of the adoption of Android slowing as Panasonic has now opted to go with the Android mobile operating system for their return to the smartphone space.

According to an article over on Android Police by Nate Kimmey and by way of Reuters, Panasonic is to offer their own smartphones based on the Android operating system in Japan next year, and in other markets in 2012.

The head of Panasonic’s mobile communications unit, Osamu Waki, said during a news conference, “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.”

Apparently Panasonic intends to raise their total mobile phone sales to 15 million handsets globally by the year 2015. No word on any details on the Android based smartphone yet or whether they will be high end or cheap end devices, so it’s a case of wait and see.


One thought on “Panasonic Smartphone Coming 2011”

  1. Arlen says:

    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…
    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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