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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3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
In Japan they make Panasonic phones
6. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
we have panasonic iron in our home lol never knew they made smartphone
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?
8. SonyPS4 (Posts: 308; Member since: 21 May 2013)
They make phone way before Apple, HTC, Sony. But they made big mistake not selling their phone outside Japan.
2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; 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
5. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
They just couldn't get everyone else to see that.
9. SonyPS4 (Posts: 308; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Panasonic make best home appliance. My oven, vacuum still working perfectly after more than decade
10. lallolu (Posts: 305; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
11. ryq24 (Posts: 596; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
The fall of Japanese electronics maker continue!
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...