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Panasonic ELUGA Power release date moved to next quarter

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Panasonic ELUGA Power release date moved to next quarter
Back at MWC 2012, we got the chance to check out the Panasonic ELUGA Power, which is an Android-powered hybrid between a phone and a tablet. Later in March, pre-orders for this monster of a device kicked off with a rather optimistic release time frame pointing at a launch in late April. Well, the month of May is almost behind us, yet those early buyers are still waiting to take their new handset for a spin.

Unfortunately, they will have to sit tight and wait a bit longer as the Panasonic ELUGA Power will not be released until late June or early July, as U.K. retailer Clove reports. What is causing the delay is not clear at all, but we suspect it might have something to do with the software of the device. While doing our ELUGA Power hands-on, we noticed that Android 4.0 was installed, yet it was stock and unpolished. And who knows, the software might require even further refining before the device is ready for prime time.

For those who need a refresher, the Panasonic ELUGA Power sports a 5-inch HD display, and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor is enclosed within its slim, waterproof body. Its off-contract pre-order price currently stands at a hefty $750 after taxes.

source: Clove

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posted on 24 May 2012, 07:09 1

1. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

why was it delayed? i think it's because their eluga phone got bad reviews both from this site and gsmarena and they decide to improve it.

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:59

5. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

The only major flaw was battery in my opinion.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:14

2. Claudio88 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 May 2012)

Pena que essa porcaria de país nem sempre receber lançamentos como este.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:33 2

3. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

i'd rather get this rugged monster which is ever smaller than gs III but have bigger screen and much toughter!!

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:45 1

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Beautiful looking phone.
By far the most advanced chassis build.
If Panasonic manages to provide this worldwide, I'll be very tempted to buy this.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:11 1

6. electrophage (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Unfortunalely, by time this thing gets to market the Galaxy Tab 2 will be on the market with better specs. These small producers like panasonic and asus really cant seem to compete with Samsung, HTC and Motorola. The biggies can come up with good product and get it to market fast and support it worldwide.

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