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Panasonic leaves the consumer smartphone business with no regrets or legacy

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

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 (unregistered)

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: 346; 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 (unregistered)

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: 334; 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: 346; 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: 560; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

they make good phones.


posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:31

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

The fall of Japanese electronics maker continue!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:24 1

12. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; 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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