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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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Panasonic LUMIX GX1 official: 16MP, Full HD, 0.09s autofocus

Panasonic LUMIX GX1 official: 16MP, Full HD, 0.09s autofocus

Panasonic's second camera of the day doesn't record 3D like the LUMIX DMC-3D1, but the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1 is the interchangeable lens camera many keen photographers have been waiting for. Packing a 16.01-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Panasonic's Venus Engine, a 3-inch touchscreen, 1920 x 1080 60i HD AVCHD video recording and 0.09 second autofocus, the LUMIX GX1 works with the existing range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and will go on sale in mid-December.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-3D1 shoots 3D or simultaneous 2D/HD

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-3D1 shoots 3D or simultaneous 2D/HD

Panasonic has revealed its latest point-and-shoot, the LUMIX DMC-3D1, and as the name suggests it's packing a pair of sensors for 3D still and video photography. The DMC-3D1 has two 12-megapixel sensors with 25mm ultra-wide angle lenses with 4x optical zoom, and as well as shooting 8-megapixel 3D stills or 1920 x 1080 60i 3D video, can also shoot 12-megapixel stills and 1920x1080i full HD 2D videos simultaneously, each sensor being used independently.

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United and Continental Airlines to get in-flight WiFi starting mid-2012

United and Continental Airlines to get in-flight WiFi starting mid-2012

If you do much traveling, you'll be glad to know that there will soon be more airlines offering in-flight WiFi, allowing you to enjoy your wireless gadgets in the skies. United Continental Holdings announced today that more than 300 of its United Airlines and Continental Airlines mainline jets will be getting equipped with WiFi starting in mid-2012 with the complete fleet being equipped by 2015.

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Panasonic unveils new reference series BT300 2D and 3D screens

Panasonic unveils new reference series BT300 2D and 3D screens

Panasonic has unveiled a new line of professional series reference monitors that come in two sizes and support both 3D and 2D content. Both of the screens are large and use plasma technology. TH-42BT300U and TH-50BT300U are 42-inches and 50-inches respectively and are aimed at use in post-production environments. They are made to have high color accuracy and 3D rendering capability.

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Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic has seen demand for its TVs and smartphones ditch, leading to a 6-percent drop in consolidated sales year-on-year and a 141.9 billion yen ($1.82bn) loss over the last three months. Strong Blu-ray player sales could not offset a slump in interest around Panasonic flat-panel TVs and Sanyo digital cameras and other consumer electronics, according to the company's latest financial results, with full year losses expected to be in the region of $5.4bn. To save money, Panasonic will severely curtail its own flat-panel display production, shuttering some lines and stepping down others, and instead source panels from third-party suppliers.

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Panasonic Lumix GX1 with X-series lens appears in leaked photos

Panasonic Lumix GX1 with X-series lens appears in leaked photos

The next in one of SlashGears camera series of choice has appeared in a couple of photos straight out of Taiwan - this is the DMC-GX1, and depending on how awesome it ends up being, we might have to switch up our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide - you never know! Of course it would be from previous Panasonic models to this new one, note that - what we've got here is a Lumix GX1, a Micro Four Thirds shooter that's sporting one of those fabulous X-series lenses we saw in August of this year. Is this our next every-event device?

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Panasonic rugged BizPad tablets tipped for Japanese business users

Panasonic rugged BizPad tablets tipped for Japanese business users

Panasonic has unveiled a pair of new tablets that are in the BizPad line. As the name suggests the tablets are for business users and at least for now they are only being announced for Japan. They could be announced for other countries later. The tablets differ mainly in the screen sizes they offer the BizPad JT-580VT has a 7-inch screen and the BizPad JT-581VT has a 10.1-inch screen unit.

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Softbank outs AQUOS 104SH Ice Cream Sandwich phone, more

Softbank outs AQUOS 104SH Ice Cream Sandwich phone, more

Japanese carrier Softbank has revealed its latest line-up of Android smartphones, and if you love high-res screens and megapixel-packed cameras then it's enough to make you weep. Among the gems are the Sharp AQUOS 104SH, which Softbank says will launch running Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460 processor, paired with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, 12.1-megapixel camera and IPX5/IPX7 ruggedness, expected to arrive in spring 2012.

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