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Panasonic goes rough with the ToughPad FZ-A2

Our smart gadgets are great, that’s for sure, but they break all too easily. In the end, if you’re going to use a tablet or smartphone outside of a soft, cushioned room; you’ll need to wrap it in a case or a cover and definitely never ever drop …

Vaio announce their first smartphone – the VA-10J

Following on from it’s sale by Sony to a local investigative firm, VAIO Corporation has launched the VAIO Phone (VA-10J). It is the company’s first dabble in to the smartphone world, made in partnership with Japan communication. When it was first seen, comments were made that the phone shares …

Panasonic abandon ship, no more Eluga!

Growing up I remember Panasonic as one of the leading consumer electronics brands.  TV’s, stereos, video recorders, cordless landline telephones and so on.  Then as the cellphone was invented they made their way into that market too.  They were so successful that in 2001 they along with NEC …

Panasonic bids farewell to Europe

Just a few months ago we jostled for position as reporters snapped the new Panasonic Eluga and Eluga Power. The handsets attracted a lot of interest and Panasonic proudly annouced their European return. The Eluga Power was particularly interesting – it’s just 9.6mm thick and has a dual-core …

My Phone History – by Tom Ranson

So after the chat about old phones in the most recent podcast it got us all talking (behind the scenes) about all the phones we have had through the years. So, inspired by that, a few of us have put together our phone history! So, here we go… My first …

Opinion: Handset Makers, Not Good enough, Must Try Harder

It is seven months since the launch of the latest incantation of Google’s mobile operating system,  Ice Cream Sandwich. Since October 19th 2011, there have been 3 revisions and the OS is now on version 4.0.4 Within a few days of the release of the SDK, ROMs started …

Panasonic Eluga dL1 Review

Panasonic, long missing from the smartphone arena, have finally made the decision to enter the European market.  Their first foray is the Eluga dL1 and thanks to the kind people of Expansys we’ve gold hold of one to review. The Panasonic Eluga is a fantastic looking device.  Have …

Panasonic Eluga Now Available From Expansys

As detailed in February and revealed at MWC, the Panasonic Eluga is now available in the UK. Running with a 1GHZ dual core CPU, an 8 megapixel rear camera,Wi-Fi, NFC, and running Android 2.3 (soon to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich) the phone has a 4.3″ display and …

MWC – Is it all about the brand?

What is it about a brand? I had a pretty long conversation this evening about just that. Sure, specs and build quality matter. Innovation, ease-of-use and simplicity matters. However, there’s a definite brand following that people might not admit to. Take Apple for example. Truth be told, there’s …

MWC – Panasonic Eluga Power – Up close

The Panasonic ELUGA Power has just been announced (press release below) so it definitely warrants some hands-on time. It’s waterproof and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.5GHz CPU. In the hand it selt very well build and thin too (9.6mm), despite the large 128×720 HD 5″ screen, which …

MWC – Panasonic Eluga – Up close

The ELUGA was announced about a week ago by Panasonic. It has a new big brother too, the ELUGA Power. We’ll have snaps of that in a moment. Like Fujitsu, Panasonc have decided to ensure that phones are waterproof. It’s an interesting to note that networks can prefer …

MWC – Fujitsu IS12T Hands-on

So, you’ve got the major players here in Barcelona. HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Nokia and the new boys – Sony Mobile. Then there’s the people close behind, Acer, Asus, Huawei and ZTE are becoming more well known. Huawei in particular have been behind a lot of network-branded kit …

Panasonic Eluga coming to Europe in April

Panasonic have been saying they were planning on entering the phone market again. With Android handsets. Well know they have actually released a load of information and pictures about their upcoming device the Eluga. Strange name, but hey look at it and you soon forget the name. It …

Panasonic Coming Back To Europe

Panasonic once made phones for Europe quite a while ago, some of you might remember the GD87 which was at the time quite an advanced phone so to speak. Well Panasonic are coming back with a bang and with Android now available for manufacturers to use gives them a chance …