It’s been a long time now since Panasonic released a phone in the European market and probably way before Symbian days never mind iPhone however it looks like they are now gearing up to re-introduce themselves to the market space.
The mystery device (well not so mystery as much as having no name) is said to have an unreleased Android version which suggests that it will release following Ice Cream Sandwich and may well be Jellybean (or whatever they decide to call it)
Outside the OS it is said to be have a 4.3 inch OLED display at 960 x 540 qHD resolution and will be water and dustproof. The device is also said to be NFC enabled which makes it “not a bad handset”.
You can see some more images HERE – the password is global and the ID is mobile
Translated Press Release via READ MORE below.
TOKYO – ( BUSINESS WIRE ) – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. (Yokohama, President: Toshinori star, following Panasonic Mobile), from March 2012 to start up the smartphone market in Europe The.
In addition, to promote global development foothold in Europe, in fiscal 2015 we aim to 9 million smartphone sales in overseas markets.
In the handset market, is proceeding rapidly to shifts in global smartphone in the future, especially overseas, are expected to grow steadily. We have developed a smart one as the first model the global model, to begin to market in Europe since March 2012.
The main features of the global model are as follows.
But with ultra-thin and easy "D Slim Shape" design
Easy to see large screen OLED QHD 4.3 インチ beautiful narrow frame (Organic Light Emitting Diode)
Dust & waterproof design and secure
This unit as a reference model, in fiscal 2012 to expand the lineup, plans to sell 150 million units of smartphones in Europe. Furthermore, in fiscal 2015, 9.0 million units in the Americas, Europe, Asia, China, Japan, 6 million (in million units, smartphones 500) together with the aim to sell 15 million units globally.
Panasonic has become the first group of structure reorganization in January 2012, Communications Systems, Inc. in April 2008 (SNC below) was established. Panasonic Mobile, Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd. a group company of this SNC (PSN below), along with Panasonic System Solutions Company, we are promoting the use of mutual resources.Already has production plants in Malaysia, the domestic products of some of the PSN, and will continue to be produced at this plant, such as Unit No. 1 of this global model.
Future technology assets in the group, as well as by promoting the use of development resources and ensure the production and sales bases, and strengthen the development, production, strengthening and expanding lineup of products, increase sales and accelerate Mairi The.