Panasonic Android phones come to Japan in 2011, world in 2012
With so many smartphones out on the market today you might wonder if one more manufacturer will not be too much. Rightly so. In an attempt to differentiate itself, Panasonic will try to push networking between its hardware and upcoming phones and make up for a late start. "With the rapid shift to Android, we want to catch up quickly", the company's head of mobile communications, Osamu Waki, noted. The company's ambitions are to boost sales in Japan three-fold by 2015.
As to the upcoming phones, we can only guess how will they look like. Last month however, Panasonic showed a 13.2-megapixel Lumix camera phone with a proprietary OS at NTT DoCoMo's CEATEC booth. Combined with the power of Android in the future that might make for a winning combination. But for now that is just speculation, only time will tell.