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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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Panasonic introduces three new portable projectors

Panasonic introduces three new portable projectors

Pico projectors are all the rage, but if you need some premium functionality in a package that's more luggabble than pocketable, Panasonic's got your back with a trio of new models. The PT-LW25HU, PT-LX30HU and PT-LX26HU projectors (catchy!) weigh in at a scant 6.6 pounds each, with dimensions that are just barely bigger than a college textbook at 13.7 by 4.1 by 9.7 inches. Ranging in price from $849 to $1,099, the projectors slide into the middle range of Panasonic's line.

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Panasonic 4.3-inch OLED Android phone hits Europe 2012

Panasonic 4.3-inch OLED Android phone hits Europe 2012

Panasonic has revealed the first model of its European smartphone assault, a 4.3-inch Android device with a qHD 960 x 540 OLED display, NFC and a slimline "D-shaped" cross-section. Currently unnamed, the new device will be the first of Panasonic's new line-up in Europe, arriving in March 2012 and bringing some of the tidbits Japanese Panasonic device buyers have been enjoying for some time.

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Panasonic eyes reentry to smartphone market outside Japan

Panasonic eyes reentry to smartphone market outside Japan

Panasonic has been making smartphones and offering them to folks in Japan for a while now. There have been no Panasonic smartphones outside its home turf in a while. It looks link that is about to change though with Panasonic looking for a new firm to handle marketing in Europe. The new firm it is seeking will apparently be pimping Panasonic smartphones.

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Standardization of 3D glasses begins with XPAND 3D initiative

Standardization of 3D glasses begins with XPAND 3D initiative

This week we're to understand from a press release sent out by the lot of them that Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, and slightly lesser known X6D Limited (of XPAND 3D fame) has started up its licensing program by the name of "Full HD 3D Glasses initiative" which is attempting to standardize the use of 3D active shutter glasses for consumers. It's sort of like Foreigner but with less music and a whole lot more wild and crazy flippy flappy glasses to make your eyes feel like they're in a whole new world, if you know what I mean. Does this seem like a good thing to you?

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Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

This week the folks at Panasonic have revealed one tablet and named a second, the first being the Toughpad A1, a 10.1-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with a processor from no less than Marvell, the most elusive chipmaker of all. Of course Marvell has appeared in mobile devices before, but the last time we spoke about them in regards to a mobile device was in the Vizio Tablet, then before that was a Chinese smartphone and on the Chumby 8. Here we see Marvell sitting inside the tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, this aside 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB more.

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