MWC is finally here next week and Panasonic is out to reveal more at the event, but first it wants to tease us a little. According to Pocket-lint, Panasonic is set to unveil a new device. The mysterious device will be a premium toy— perhaps more premium than that sexy Eluga smartphone and feature a dual-core processor, a bigger screen, front-facing camera and have a display featuring a Panasonic-designed technology. One other noteworthy feature is the smartphone will also utilize Panasonic’s Lumix technology in some sort of way.
Word on the street is a second mysterious device may be launched, which will be a tablet. There are little details and information about this except we do know that it won’t be a Toughbook tablet or similar to their other attempts at making tablets. Pocket-lint reports the device will be more consumer-orientated. This likely means Panasonic is finally ready to take a bigger bite into the Android pie.
Softbank just keeps tacking on more Androids to its fall/winter line-up. Yesterday we told you about their Dell Streak Pro 101DL, and now we bring you news of the Lumix Phone 101p. This phone, manufactured by Panasonic, is meant to really combine a phone and digital camera, more so then just adding a camera to a phone. From the picture it looks like they succeeded. That’s a 13.2MP CMOS Lumix sensor with “Mobile Venus Engine.” Of course, it’s a solid phone as well. Check out these specs:
- Android 2.3
- 4-inch QHD LCD screen with 960×540 resolution
- waterproof body (IPX5/7)
- TI OMAP4430 dual-core CPU (1GHz)
- compatible with SoftBank’s “Ultra Speed” high-speed data communication service (max. 21Mbps)
- microSDHC card slot
- IEEE802.11b/g/n Wifi
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- infrared connection
- e-wallet function
- digital TV tuner
- W-CDMA, GSM
- size: 64×123×9.8mm weight: 128g
No word yet on pricing or the possibility of international sale. Did I mention it also comes in pink.