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Panasonic declares withdrawal from consumer smartphone market following high losses

Panasonic declares withdrawal from consumer smartphone market following high losses

The smartphone industry has become a rough playing field for once-top gadget makers, with Samsung and Apple's domination of the market having a trickle down effect that starves other smartphone manufacturers of the decent-to-high sales numbers they once saw. Such is the case with Panasonic, which has seen its smartphone sales stagger over the years and as a result will pull out of the consumer smartphone market.

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Panasonic 4K tablet teased as world’s thinnest and lightest with 20-inch panel

Panasonic 4K tablet teased as world’s thinnest and lightest with 20-inch panel

In the days before the official start of the Berlin-based technology conference known as IFA 2013, Panasonic is aiming to stir up some excitement with word of a 20-inch 4K tablet. This device does not seem to be the sort of device that Panasonic will be releasing any time soon, acting as part of a series of presentations titled "A Better Life, A Better World", showing off what the company is capable of now in products designed for tomorrow. This device will be one part of a series of product categories Panasonic will be aiming to demonstrate their power in - Digital AVC, Appliances, and Enterprise Solutions also included.

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Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard introduced as sound bar alternative

Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard introduced as sound bar alternative

Panasonic has announced a new speakerboard that it is touting as an alternative to sound bars, two of which were just introduced by LG last month. The SC-HTE80 Speakerboard is a no-nonsense looking device, being little more than a dark rectangle with a simple, mostly invisible screen. Panasonic promises that it offers strong bass, however.

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Panasonic taps QNX for in-car infotainment systems worldwide

Panasonic taps QNX for in-car infotainment systems worldwide

A move has been made between Panasonic and QNX Software Systems Limited this week in which in-car infotainment systems will be launched throughout the world in coming years. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is letting it be known that the QNX CAR platform will be hitting North America, Europe, and Japan in a collaborative effort that will bring in-car applications to an enhanced vehicle environment soon.

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Panasonic Lumix GX7 16MP DSLM camera introduced with 1080p recording

Panasonic Lumix GX7 16MP DSLM camera introduced with 1080p recording

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 has cropped up in leaks a couple times this month, first in the German magazine Foto and later on Japanese website Digicame. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait long to find out if the leaks were true: Panasonic just launched the camera. This digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) offering features a 16-megapixel sensor and a fairly small retro-looking metal body.

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Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Though some of us have elected to make our smartphones our main phones, many still have a home phone line, and for those users, Panasonic has developed a cordless offering that brings Android to the landline. The KX-PRX120 looks like a slightly dated, thick smartphone, but functions as a standard cordless home phone, providing a touchscreen display and front-facing camera, among other features.

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Panasonic GX7 digital camera leaks in new batch of images

Panasonic GX7 digital camera leaks in new batch of images

Last week, the Panasonic GX7 leaked in the German magazine Foto, giving us a decent look at the camera, as well as a roster of its specifications, most of which were in line with leaks that had previously surfaced regarding the digital camera. Now the camera has leaked again, this time on the Japanese website Digicame, complete with several new images of the camera.

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Sony teams with Panasonic for 300GB optical disks – the slot lives on!

Sony teams with Panasonic for 300GB optical disks – the slot lives on!

It's unknown why, at the moment, the teams at Sony and Panasonic have decided they'd like to keep the standard-sized optical disk (CD-sized, that is) alive, but they've announced just that this morning. In an effort to create next-generation professional-use disks with capacities of at least 300 GB, these teams will join forces here and now. Their aim is to create this new media by the end of 2015.

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Panasonic GX7 digital camera image and specs leak with on-sensor stabilization

Panasonic GX7 digital camera image and specs leak with on-sensor stabilization

Panasonic is gearing up to release a new digital camera - the GX7 - based on the Four Third L1 device. Little has been known about this upcoming device until now, with a leak having surfaced from the German magazine Foto Magazine showing both the front and back of the device, as well as a roster of its specifications.

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Panasonic DMC-XS3 digital camera unveiled with high-sensitivity MOS Sensor

Panasonic DMC-XS3 digital camera unveiled with high-sensitivity MOS Sensor

Following its unveiling of a super long zoom earlier this evening, Panasonic has introduced a new compact digital camera, the LUMIX DMC-XS3. This camera brings with it a high-sensitivity 14.1-megapixel MOS Sensor, which improves image quality in addition to reducing noise levels. The camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens and several filter features.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1MP super zoom unveiled and up for pre-order

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1MP super zoom unveiled and up for pre-order

Panasonic has unveiled its latest digital camera, the super-long zoom LUMIX DMC-FZ70 featuring 60x optical zoom and a zoom microphone to match. With the zoom microphone, Panasonic aims to improve the audio quality that results from using the integrated mic, and comes alongside a host of other features. The Lumix is up for pre-order now, with its release date being unspecified.

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Panasonic Toughbook Windows 8 upgrade continues push for rugged supremacy

Panasonic Toughbook Windows 8 upgrade continues push for rugged supremacy

There's no lack of high-powered ruggedness in the Panasonic Toughbook range, and when it comes to keeping up with the rest of the notebook power world, the company is making sure of Windows 8-era excellence this week. There's the Toughbook CF-31, CF-19 and CF-H2 from Panasonic's "ultra durable Fully-rugged" range and the Semi-rugged CF-53 that are getting said upgrade, it'll finally be time to really, truly be done with Windows XP.

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