Panasonic Enters the Android Smartphone Market this Summer, Not Coming to the US Any Time Soon… (Video)
Panasonic intends to launch an Android smartphone this summer, a premiere for the company. The new model in question is the P-07C, that’s only headed to the carrier NTT DoCoMo in Japan, according to its maker. No trace of an US launch or any plans for Europe right now.
This is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread model, that’s shown in action in the video below. It comes with a 4.3 inch touchscreen, mobile TV services and a customization interface, with a portion that reminds me of Sony Ericsson’s TimeScape. The keyboard of the device can be adjusted in size, making it easier to use with a single hand.
I have to say that this can be easily considered an Xperia clone and in the meantime Panasonic complains that the US market is too competitive for them, so that’s why they stick to the Japanese one… Well, first they should launch an innovative product, and then complain about sales, not go out with an Xperia copy.