Panasonic launches new P31 phablet

Panasonic has announced the launch of P31 phablet with a large screen and host of improvements including a quad core processor.

The P31 has a 5-inch screen powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core smartphone and will run on Android Jelly Bean. The device will have an 8MP Full HD capable Autofocus camera while the 2000 mAh battery allows the phone to run for long time. The device will be the first to feature Panasonic's "Play Life" bouquet of features offering customers a customizable user experience.

Panasonic to withdraw from smartphone market: report

Japan-based consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp has reportedly decided to withdraw from the smartphone market.

Citing sources familiar with the developments at Panasonic, Kyodo news service reported that the Japanese consumer electronics maker told mobile phone operator NTT Docomo that it would stop supplying new smartphones from this winter.

Sony and Panasonic team up to develop 300GB substitute to Blu-Ray

Consumer electronics giants Sony and Panasonic have teamed up to bring a 300GB replacement to existing storage solution Blu-Ray by the end of 2015.

The two companies said in a statement that they wanted to offer storage solutions capable of preserving valuable data for future generations by actively promoting the adoption of a new standard for futuristic high-capacity optical storage discs.

Panasonic introduces 3D High-definition camcorder for consumer market

Japanese electronics firm Panasonic on Wednesday introduced 3D high-definition camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, for the consumer market.

The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 camcorder makes use of a 3D conversion lens, and can record left-eye and right-eye images concurrently to produce a stereoscopic image that can be played back on a 3D-capable television.

In addition, the new camcorder is capable of recording full high-definition images when the 3D lens is not placed. The device also has a time lapse recording feature that can play scenes like the blooming of a flower at accelerated speed.

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FX70 camera

Panasonic has extended its Lumix line by adding a new digital camera, called the DMC-FX70, to it.

The FX70 features F2.2 super bright 24mm ultra wide angle Leica Lens, which allows the camera to shoot at higher shutter speed that offers clearer, sharper and blur-free images. The FX70 also offers a 5x optical zoom and is controlled by a 76mm LCD touchscreen.

The FX70, which comes in black and silver, features also features Power Optical Image Stabilisation, face detection as well as intelligent scene selection.

Panasonic’s 50-inch full HD 3D TV

Panasonic’s full HD 3D TV, the TX-P50VT20, has recently been made available for purchase in the UK. Now, Britons have two alternatives to choose a 3D TV from- Panasonic’s newly launched 3D TV or Samsung’s 3D TV UE40C700, which was rolled out last month.

The TX-P50VT20 comes with onboard Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners. It is the first company to offer both free-to-air HD broadcast platforms on a single TV.

Panasonic Offers HD 3D TVs

Panasonic has initiated with its attempt to join the growing list of TV manufacturers, with the offering of full high-definition (HD) 3D TV programmes with its Viera VT20 series.

The new launch will be available in 50-inch and 58-inch models, the VT20 plasma TV that features a stunning dynamic contrast of 5,000,000:1, offering its viewers with deep and rich details.

With its 600Hz sub-field drive; you get fast, smooth and sharp HD moving images.

Best Buy teams up with Panasonic to sell 3D TVs in the US

United States’ leading electronics retailer Best Buy has teamed up with Japan’s Panasonic Corp. to exclusively sell its first 3D TV home-entertainment system bundle in the US.

The bundle, which costs $2,899.99 in total, includes a 50-inch plasma 3D Viera set, a Blu-ray based disc player and viewing glasses.

The bundle was made available for purchase on Wednesday via Minneapolis-based Best Buy's Magnolia Home Theater unit.

Panasonic launches new Lumix G-Series cameras

Japan’s well-known electronics firm Panasonic has launched its two new Micro Four-Thirds cameras viz. the Lumix DMC-G2 and the DMC-G10.

The Lumix DMC-G2 is equipped with a 3-inch articulated touch-screen, which enables intuitive and quick focus settings just by a single touch. Meanwhile, the G10, which comes with a 3-inch fixed LCD screen, is a budget alternative to the Lumix DMC-G2.

The Lumix DMC-G2 has a 12-megapixel sensor and a 1.44-megapixel viewfinder. It is made more up-to-date with a Venus Engine HD II processing technique.

Panasonic buys controlling stake in Sanyo for $4.6bn

Panasonic Corp., Japanese electronics giant, announced on Thursday that it acquired a controlling stake in rival Sanyo Electric Co., in a move that will strengthen its position in the market.

Panasonic, the biggest supplier of batteries for fuel-efficient cars, said it bought 50.2 per cent stake in Sanyo Electric Co. for 403.8 billion yen (equivalent to $4.6 billion).

Osaka-based Panasonic paid 131 yen for each common Sanyo share.

The acquisition will allow Panasonic to offer a wider lineup of hybrid car-batteries.

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