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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

According to Asian news site Tech-On, Panasonic executive Keisuke Ishii said at a company press conference earlier this week that his company was mulling over the possibility of building an Android based device for 2010: “We are seriously considering developing an Android-based handset and entering overseas mobile phone markets in fiscal 2010.” Ishii provided no further information on possible timing or target markets. [via Android Community]