Panasonic plans an Android phone for outside Japan
Panasonic, one of Japan’s largest handset makers, intends to manufacture an Android phone for various markets around the world.
The Japanese company currently sells phones only in Japan, so the planned Android device will represent its mobile debut overseas.
Tech-On quotes Keisuke Ishii, director of the Mobile Terminal Business Unit at Panasonic Mobile Communications, as saying: “We are seriously considering developing an Android-based handset and entering overseas mobile phone markets in fiscal 2010.”
(Panasonic P-07A, exclusively available in Japan)
If the company will make an Android phone, it will probably be launched both in Europe and North America.
Well, we’re impatiently waiting – especially since the Panasonic phones sold in Japan are all high-end, with features like WVGA displays and cameras of at least 5MP.
As a side note, the first Android phone to hit Japan is HTC Magic, which should be released soon by NTT DoCoMo, under the name of HT-03A.