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We give Panasonic’s ELUGA a bath

We give Panasonic’s ELUGA a bath

Panasonic isn't taking any chances with its smartphone expansion plans; its ELUGA phone line-up promises speed, style and useful ruggedness, so we grabbed an ELUGA and gave it an impromptu bath. Waterproof, along with dustproof, the ELUGA can survive in up to a meter of water for a 30 minute period; we didn't leave it that long, however, as the 4.3-inch qHD OLED display was asking to be played with.

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Panasonic Eluga Power gets official at MWC

Panasonic Eluga Power gets official at MWC

Panasonic unveiled its latest smartphone in Spain called the Eluga Power. The smartphone is a big five-inch HD resolution screen and packs in a dual core 1.5 GHz processor. The processor is a QUALCOMM Snapdragon and the official screen resolution is 1280 x 720. The smartphone can also record 1080p HD video and runs Android 4.0.

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Panasonic unveils SC-AP01 Apple AirPlay speaker

Panasonic unveils SC-AP01 Apple AirPlay speaker

Panasonic has unveiled a new speaker in Japan today called the SC-AP01. This is an Apple AirPlay speaker designed to play high-quality music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. The official launches date for the device April 20. I particularly like the interesting design, the case of the speaker appears to be very thin.

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Panasonic teases oversized Android flagship for MWC [Updated]

Panasonic teases oversized Android flagship for MWC [Updated]

Panasonic's oddly named Eluga smartphone will be just one of at least two Android smartphones the company brings to Mobile World Congress it has confirmed, ahead of more ambitious consumer tablet plans in 2012. The company had never been shy about its European ambitions for the next three to four years - aiming for 1.5m sales in Europe this year alone - and there will be at least two devices to help carve out a place in the Android marketplace, Panasonic told Pocket-lint. However, details on the second phone are limited.

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Panasonic ELUGA fully detailed

Panasonic ELUGA fully detailed

The folks at Panasonic have released information about an Android smartphone that'll be as slim as it is waterproof, with full high specifications in tow. This device goes by the name Panasonic ELUGA and is another way of saying "elegant user-oriented getaway." With a massive 66% of the phone's body dedicated to display, the entirety of the device being waterproof, and the whole unit weighing in at 103g total, we've got to expect that this will be a force to be reckoned with in 2012.

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Panasonic Eluga smartphone for Europe official

Panasonic Eluga smartphone for Europe official

Panasonic has officially named its first smartphone for Europe, the Panasonic Eluga, a 4.3-inch Android handset expected to go on sale this spring. The Eluga - then unnamed - was first revealed back in December 2011, a waterproof, dustproof and generally resilient smartphone fronted by a qHD 960 x 540 OLED display and toting NFC. The device tips the scales at a scant 103g and will supposedly also operate as a remote control for Panasonic HDTVs.

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Panasonic demos WiGig with tablet and in-car system

Panasonic demos WiGig with tablet and in-car system

Panasonic is developing new applications that use WiGig technology, which can wirelessly transfer data at multi-gigabit speeds. Although first announced back in 2009, adoption of WiGig has taken some time. Panasonic is demoing the technology in use on prototype SD cards that work with tablets to transfer videos to in-car entertainment systems.

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Samsung weighing Olympus partnership

Samsung weighing Olympus partnership

Samsung may swoop in and rescue ailing manufacturer Olympus, though its superhero moves will be in the shape of a partnership not an acquisition. "We are open to the possibility of an alliance with Olympus" an internal source at Samsung tells Reuters, though the interest is not in the company's camera business but its healthcare division. The Korean company joins other rumored curious parties Sony and Panasonic, who are also believed to be sniffing around.

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Myspace Teams Up With Panasonic to Launch MySpace TV

Myspace Teams Up With Panasonic to Launch MySpace TV

Panasonic brought out the big guns at the Consumer Electronics Show with Justin Timberlake in an attempt to resuscitate the suffering social networking website, Myspace. At last year's E3, Panasonic introduced their new line of TVs that had Netflix and Amazon VOD access, and Facebook support. The company is striving to continue connecting consumers to social media through their TV. To do this, Panasonic and Myspace have collaborated to make Myspace TV.

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