While Panasonic hasn’t been one of the most prominent smartphone manufacturers in the world, it’s still sad news when a company decides to abandon the mobile market. This happened last year in August, when Panasonic made its decision to leave the smartphone business for good. Unlike other Japanese manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic hasn’t managed to establish a strong foundation in this segment, as its ELUGA line-up kind of flopped.
However, earlier today we’ve found out that the company in question might plan to make a comeback. If this is true, then we’re not sure what made Panasonic changed its mind, but we’re not going to argue with this decision. Join us below and learn the details on what the consumer electronics giant might have in store for us.
Panasonic to Rejoin the Smartphone Market?
According to the Japanese media, Panasonic is now planning on getting back into the smartphone business with a new handset developed in-house. The gadget in question is said to feature a 5 inch display, and word is that the device will also be shock resistant. In fact, sources claim that the rugged nature of the device will make it a perfect candidate for usage in environments such as construction sites, and that Panasonic is already negotiating with top construction companies in the US for a partnership.
As far as the handset’s official unveiling goes, sources claim that the mysterious, rugged Panasonic smartphone will be present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will be held from February 24 to Feb. 27.
We should also mention that, a few days ago, news broke out that HP will also make a comeback on the smartphone market, and that the company is working on low-cost smartphones priced around $250 – unlocked. Needless to say, 2014 sounds like an interesting year for gadget enthusiasts. Any thoughts?