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Panasonic leaves the consumer smartphone business with no regrets or legacy

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2013, 09:52 posted on

A published report in Japan says that Japanese manufacturer Panasonic is pulling out of the smartphone business; unlike fellow Japanese manufacturer Sony, which has been turning out popular smartphone models, Panasonic has not been able to come up with a model that has been able to capture the attention of U.S.consumers...

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:00

1. royal_wun (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Sep 2013)


Panasonic made a smartphone?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:02 3

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6502; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


In Japan they make Panasonic phones

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:11

6. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


we have panasonic iron in our home lol never knew they made smartphone

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:19

7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


LOL! I never knew they made irons!

I have a regular panasonic landline phone but thats about it.

My iron is made by Naomoto. The Japanese sure love their irons don't they?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:22 1

8. SonyPS4 (Posts: 252; Member since: 21 May 2013)


They make phone way before Apple, HTC, Sony. But they made big mistake not selling their phone outside Japan.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:02

2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6502; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Panasonic might as well stop making TV's since they are only making Plasma TV. They used too make good products

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:02 2

4. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Too bad, Panasonic makes good devices.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:10

5. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


They just couldn't get everyone else to see that.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:24

9. SonyPS4 (Posts: 252; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Panasonic make best home appliance. My oven, vacuum still working perfectly after more than decade

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:26

10. lallolu (Posts: 235; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


they make good phones.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/16/panasonic-eluga-p-p-03e-centers-on-air-gestures/
http://www.kyoex.com/docomo-panasonic-p-02e-eluga-x/

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:31

11. ryq24 (Posts: 504; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


The fall of Japanese electronics maker continue!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:24 1

12. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


This is sad. Panasonic made some AMAZING phones when I was in high-school. I had this friend who had a gd87 on what was then AT&T Wireless, and I envied him. I still want that phone! It was one of the phones that fueled my passion and interest for cell phones in the first place. I use to browse their japanese website (along with others) and sit in awe at the advance features their phones had (like color screens, and 3G) along with their BIG flip-form factor size compared to the US ones.

It's amazing looking back how far cell phone technology has come in just 10 years let alone 20 years. I am truly blessed and thankful to have lived during that time, experiencing each new milestone manufacturers pushed (color screen, REAL music ringtones, camera, motion video). Because of that I have this passion for cell phones and now smartphones, that will never die.

If anyone shares my interest, please respond with your story I'd love to hear it! I can't be the only one feeling nostalgic right now...

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