If you ever wondered where the IT industry will go from Wi-Fi, the answer (at least a part of it) is WiGig, a new technology that allows for wireless data transfer rates of up to 7 Gbps, an impressive 10 times faster than 802.11n Wi-Fi. However, due to the fact that these high speeds are obtained by using the 60GHz band, the range of action is drastically lowered to no more than a few meters, not to mention the signal’s inability to pass through walls. Despite this disadvantages, however, WiGig remains a great way to transfer/stream files between devices.
In addition, judging by the fact that founding WiGig Alliance members include companies such as Intel, AMD, Cisco, [...]
It seems like Panasonic decided to step things up and make the Panasonic Eluga available in Japan a month ahead of the scheduled European launch. There are different theories as to why Panasonic decided to reschedule (seemingly out of the blue) the launch of the Eluga, but it’s certain that the phone will hit the stores in Japan on March 26 via NTT Docomo.
For Panasonic, the assumed objective of the Eluga is to make a difference on the unique Japanese phone market, by moving away from the look and feel of most competing phones. As a company representative said, Panasonic is “trying to offer a great experience free from the bells and whistles found on phones for [...]
It was just a few days ago when Panasonic announced its intention to stage a major comeback in the mobile market with the introduction of the Eluga smartphone, a water-proof and dust-proof 4.3-inch smartphone that will be headed for Europe next month. Just to feed our passion for something new here at the Android Authority headquarters, we were really hoping to see the device in action at the MWC this week. Well, just like an answered prayer, the slender-looking Eluga was displayed today at the MWC.
Judging from the hands-on, it appears that the [...]
After its unplanned silence for almost 6 years, Panasonic has returned with a kick! With its return, plans of re-launching a new breed of mobile phones are being brewed for Europe. According to this Japanese manufacturer, their very first ‘global’ smartphone is expected to be launched next year. The target date for the release of this new handset is in March 2012 in Europe before being released in the US, China, and in other Asian countries.
When asked about its features, the only thing they can affirm now is a 4.3-inch OLED dustproof and waterproof screen. With regards to its other specifications, the company is being mum and not disclosing any further information. [...]
If the Sharp Aquos Phone 104SH‘s 12.1-megapixel camera doesn’t make you bat an eyelash, then maybe the 13.2-megapixel primary shooter on the upcoming Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P will.
Japanese mobile carrier Softbank has announced that it will be releasing the Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P in mid-November this year.
And, by the looks of it, the Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P seems to be an Android smartphone with a digital camera, or a digital camera with an Android phone. In short, this awesome phone blurs the line between smartphone and digital camera.
The Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P will reportedly [...]
We first heard about Panasonic’s plans for an Android e-book reader a few weeks ago. The information was pretty vague and Panasonic was being pretty cagey withe the details. They didn’t even tell us the name of the device!
Well, that’s changed. Panasonic has finally made the details of their upcoming product available. Named the “Raboo”, the company also shared with us details about the product’s price and availability.
Let’s start with what the company says the Raboo will be packing.
First of all, it will run Android 2.2 – which is a bit dated but still serviceable. However, the Raboo will have no access to [...]
When we last heard from Panasonic, they had plans for as Toughbook Android Tablet. You would think that the Japanese electronics giant would be satisfied with that – but it seems the forward-thinking lads at Panasonic know where the wind is blowing and are planning for an added arrow to their bow. Recently, they’ve been showing off a demo unit for an Android tablet for general use – with an added bonus that it will be an eBook Reader that has access to a digital bookstore with over 10,000 titles. That’s a pretty impressive entry into the tablet market right there.
All everyone knows right now are the basics; all final details have yet to be [...]
When you think of tablets, you think of flimsy paper-thin electronic devices that you can break in half with your bare hands. They’re not exactly the sort of thing you would bring to anywhere remotely dangerous. However, that can be a bit of a problem when you’re a jet-set traveler. Lord knows how many situations in which your tablet may suddenly be broken: a rambunctious child or a slip on the pavement can turn your $500 tablet into so much spare parts. Well, Panasonic is going to solve your worries then.
Being the developers of the Toughbook line of rugged laptops, the Japanese company is lining their sights at an opening in the otherwise crowded tablet [...]
In a nutshell, it is simply Dropbox reinvented to suit the growing needs of the Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) community. You can now seamlessly (and remotely) manage and access all of your DS Audio, DS Photo+ and DS Cam app files even when you’re on the go, thanks to the newly released DS File especially designed for the savvy Android phone user.
The DS File enables Synology NAS users to remotely access DiskStation files as well as download files directly to their Android phones (given that the DiskStation Manager version is 3.0 or above). It likewise allows users to directly transfer files stored in Android phones via an HTTPS connection.
DS File [...]
According to Reuters, Panasonic are set to launch a range of Android based smartphones in 2011. These will become available in Japan, before being rolled out to the rest of the world in 2012. This is a very modest schedule and seems feasible. Panasonic are not new to smartphones, but they have been cautious about jumping on the Android band-wagon, that is for sure.
It is refreshing to see an executive admit that his company is slow to pick up on a market trend. Indeed, this is what head of Panasonic’s mobile division, Osamu Waki, had to say. “(We) misjudged the speed at which smartphones would be taken up in [...]