It’s rare that a day goes by without the announcement of a new smartphone in India. This time, it’s Panasonic taking the wraps off of the Eluga Turbo that packs Dual-SIM support, 3GB of RAM, and a 5-inch HD display for Rs. 10,999 ($162). The Eluga Turbo will be available to buy on January 27th from the Indian retailer, Snapdeal. Join us after the break for a rundown on the specifications of Panasonic’s latest smartphone. Read more
Panasonic just took wraps off a new camera model. The Lumix CM10 is a very unique camera yet looks just like Panasonic’s older Lumix CM1 model. What makes the Lumix CM10 camera so special is that it’s powered by Android. That’s right! A point and shoot camera that runs Android Lollipop. Read more
It’ll be a busy week, but these are the press events you need to be paying attention to during CES 2016.
Panasonic has taken the wraps off its latest smartphone, the Eluga Icon. The handset is set to launch in India on Thursday, August, 13, where it will be available to purchase exclusively from Amazon for INR 10,999 ($170).
Panasonic has announced they are bringing the Lumix CM1 camera to the U.S. market through a variety of retailers and their own online store. The Lumix CM1 was originally launched last year in France and Germany. The list price in the U.S. for the hybrid camera will be $999.99. Read more
Panasonic has announced they’ll be launching their super high-resolution camera phone hybrid, the CM1, on North American shores. The device has already launched in a few global markets, so if you’ve been waiting for US availability, this is good news.
The CM1 features a 20 megapixel camera with a full 1-inch sensor, and it’s capable of shooting 4k video. The phone has a pretty slim frame and a 4.7-inch display, so on paper, it seems like a pretty great choice for photography enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the device only runs Android 4.4 with no concrete plans on upgrading to Lollipop, and the early reviews aren’t stellar. You’ll also only be able to snag an unlocked GSM version for about $1000, so it’s priced well above other flagships. Read more
Point and shoot cameras have slowly fallen to the wayside thanks to the rising popularity of smartphones, so manufacturers have had to take a different approach to keeping their camera businesses alive. Many companies, like Samsung, have pursued “smart” camera options that run Android, allowing users to take pictures with decent camera specs and quickly get their photos on Facebook and Instagram. Read more
Koushik Dutta has done it again. His popular app, AllCast (which doesn’t require root access), has been released to the Play Store. The app will let you stream pictures and video to pretty much any device. This includes Xbox 360, Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Samsung and Panasonic TVs, Google TV, and all DLNA-enabled devices.
Unsurprisingly, Chromecast is not supported because it’s still heavily restricted by Google. You can download the application for free, but you’ll get ads, splash-screens, and a limit on length of videos you can watch. To remove the limitations, you’ll have to pay a $4.99 fee for the unlock key— a price well worth it when you consider what you’re getting from the app.
Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store.
You can literally find Android powering any type of device, from GPS units to cameras to kitchen appliances. When you think about it that way, it sort of makes sense that Panasonic would slap Android on a house phone, even if that does seem a little backwards in this market. The new phone, dubbed the KX-PRX120, is a simple landline phone running Android 4.0. It has a measly 1450 mAh battery (which I guess wouldn’t be so bad considering you would never be far from a charger) WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5 inch screen and even a front-facing camera for video calling.
The device is exclusive to European markets, but it’s interesting. Would you pick one up if it was available in the States, assuming you still even have a landline?
source: Connected Digital World
Panasonic recently decided to launch its first device in Indian markets with the Panasonic P51. The phone will come loaded up with Android 4.2, a 5-inch, 720p LCD screen, and a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor. The phone is slightly reminiscent of a lower-end Galaxy Note 3, as it ships with a capacitive stylus and a magnetic flip cover. The RAM sits at only 1GB, there are 4GB of expandable storage, and the phone includes an 8MP rear-camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and support for both HSPA+ and dual SIM cards.
The phone will launch in India next week at 26,900 rupees ($517 USD) contract-free which is a little expensive but should be a bargain when compared to its competition from Samsung. Hit the break for the full press release. Read more