Panasonic Unveils 4.3-Inch OLED Android Smartphone for Global Markets

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    It looks like Panasonic wants to return to the mobile market with a big jump into smartphones. They just unveiled their newest project, scheduled for Europe next year. They plan on using the European launch as a stepping stone, and intend to eventually launch in North America and Asia as well. This new phone comes out strong with some impressive aesthetics. It looks like a phone James Bond might carry.

    The screen specs are fairly impressive as well, although it would be nice to know more about the innards. The specs we know about the device are as follows:

    There is no word on which version of Android they intend to install on it or a time-frame for release. With its timing of next year, it could very easily be ICS, although that is just speculation. Here is their full press release:

    Source: Engadget
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    I don't want any goddamn Bond movie phone , all I want is the Nexus. Is it to much to ask for?
    Sry , but I had to let it out.
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    isnt Super AMLOLED > OLED?
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    I was feeling like my D2G was crap till I saw this. Now I kinda like my D2G a little better. Not to trash on this phone that I know nothing about, but right away, the aesthetics is not there, but maybe it will surprise me. As for ranting about Nexus. Really?
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    and the title says 3.4 inches not 4.3 like it is suppose to be
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    Specs

    Did I read correctly? WATERPROOF?
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    ya... it is... it's the active matrix-oled screen...
    as opposed to the pmoled... which is the passive matrix-oled..
    and the super is kinda a selling point... and also hinting that the resolution of the screen should be pretty high quality to the eye
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    alot of phones in japan are actually water proof. i dont think we will ever seen this phone in the US.
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    I'm actually digging the design. It seems like most smartphone designs leave something to be desired. There are, of course, exceptions as there are some phones that have pretty impressive design. I'll say outright that Samsung doesn't cut it for me; their phones feel like happy meal toys.

    I want excellent engineering, good industrial design. Taking tips from Apple wouldn't hurt (except with iPhone 4+, what were they thinking with all that glass? You know how many people I see walking around with cracked glass on their iPhones?). Sony has had some good design in the past too.

    Currently the Razr has pulled through as the best designed phone imo.

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    This is kool. i like the desin.
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    DudeTotally... (just had to!) xD

    Swyped and sent through the interwebz directly to you from somewhere and some device that doesn't concern you!
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    I just got to work here at Best Buy and I can see it the computer, looks like we have 10 in stock and a release date of 16th.:D


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    Looks kinda like a nano
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    ??? Huh?

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    :biggrin: addicting i know.
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    I think it looks nice. though the corners look sharp and might be uncomfortable in the pocket. and the buttons have odd locations. other than that it's pretty clean.
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    I think they're referring to the Galaxy Nexus, although the release date is questionable.