PANASONIC TILBAKE PÅ MOBILMARKEDET

Panasonic er tilbake på mobilmarkedet med den vann- og støvsikre smarttelefonen Eluga.

Telefonen ble vist europeiske journalister på et arrangement i Hamburg 20. februar, og den 21. februar kom pressemeldingen på engelsk.

Fagbladet Elektronikkbransjen er til stede i Hamburg. Vi kommer tilbake med mer stoff om Eluga og hvilke planer den japanske produsenten har for Android-telefonen på det norske markedet, og andre Panasonic-nyheter. I første omgang gjengir vi pressemeldingen fra Panasonic i sin helhet:

Telefonen ble vist europeiske journalister på et arrangement i Hamburg 20. februar

 

Stylish and slim Android smartphone in Europe

Panasonic launches ELUGA:

 

Back with a splash: Panasonic dives into Europe with a slim, stylish and waterproof smartphone

 

Hamburg, Germany (21 February 2012). Panasonic Europe has unveiled

its new smartphone – the ELUGA – an ultra-slim, high specification waterproof smartphone for the style conscious.

 

The ELUGA – whose name stems from the phrase ‘elegant user-oriented gateway’ – weighs in at just 103g, making it one of the lightest AndroidTM smartphones in Europe. As well as being waterproof, the ELUGA packs one of the largest screen ratios on the market – with a display comprising 66% of the phone’s body, thanks to its super-thin frame.

 

With a 7.8mm profile along the entire length of the phone, the ultra-slim D shape is designed not to ruin the line of clothes – even the ELUGA’s high quality 8MP camera lens lies flat against the phone’s chassis.

 

The phone specifications include:

 

• An ultra-slim D shaped design, with a slender 123x62.0x7.8mm frame.

 

• International standard IP57 water and dustproofing. Protected for up to a depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes in water, and protected against dust (75 micrometers or less in diameter/no harmful deposit) if left near or in it for eight hours or less.

 

• Near-field communication (NFC) technology, meaning the phone is ready for ‘no touch’ interactions, including contactless payments.

 

• A 4.3 inch, 960x540, capacitive OLED QHD screen with one of the largest display area ratio on the market.

 

• Swipe and Share, letting users wirelessly ‘throw’ pictures from their phone to a TV or cloud service, or stream movies from their phone to a TV. The VieraRemote app also enables the phone to be used as a remote control for other electronic devices in the home (such as a VIERA TV, DIGA Blu-ray player and recorder, home cinema system, or digital still camera).

 

• An 8MP autofocus camera, with 8GB of integrated memory.

 

• A 1GHz dual-core processor (OMAP4430), with Android Gingerbread (version 2.3.5) on-board, to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich from summer 2012.

 

 

The ELUGA will also feature ‘eco mode’, Panasonic's unique power-saving technology which provides significant environmental benefit by shutting down non-essential features when the phone is running low on battery power.

 

Toshiya Matsumura, General Manager, Head of Mobile Communications, Panasonic System Communications Europe, said: “Despite the unprecedented increase in the number of smartphone devices appearing over the last few years, we don’t believe anyone has yet managed to truly bridge the gap between style and substance. With the launch of the ELUGA, we’re aiming to prove it is possible to deliver style, function, form, and the very best underlying technology, all in a competitively-priced package.”

 

Panasonic ELUGA Specifications

 

Dimensions

123 x 62 x 7,8mm

 

Display

4,3“/ 10,9cm; QHD (960x540)

 

Memory

8 GB integrated memory

 

GPS

On Board

 

Weight

103g

 

Battery

1150 mAh Battery (integrated)

 

USB Connection

Micro USB Connector

 

Headset

3,5mm Headset Plug

 

Internet Connection

GPRS/ EDGE/ HSDPA 14.4Mbps; HSUPA 5.76Mbps (HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps)

 

Baseband

850, 900, 1800, 1900 / Band1, Band8

 

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

 

SIM-Card

Micro SIM

 

Processor

1GHz Processor (Dual Core)

 

Operating System

Android Gingerbread 2.3.5. Update to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.x in summer 2012

 

Camera

8MP-AF Camera

 

NFC

On Board

 

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n

 

Waterproof&Dustproof

IP57

 

GB-English Color

Silver/ Black

 

G-Sensor

On Board

 

Ambient Light Sensor

On Board

 

The content in the following news releases is accurate at the time of publication but may be subject to change without notice. Please note therefore that these documents may not always contain the most up-to-date information.

Eluga kommer i første omgang med operativsystemet Android Gingerbread 2.3.5, og kan fra sommeren oppdateres til Ice Cream Sandwich 4.x.
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