Delay for release of Panasonic’s latest flagship phone
It was expected that Panasonic would be releasing its Eluga smartphone during the second quarter of this year, but it appears that this has been put back. The new date is possibly sometime in the third quarter.
Although Panasonic has described the new device as high-end, experts who reviewed it some time ago believed its performance was rather poor. At the same time, however, many of the Eluga’s specifications were warmly welcomed. For a first attempt at developing a smartphone, the conclusion was that it not a bad effort.
The specifications of the Eluga include Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich), an 8-megapixel camera and IP57-certified water resistance. This latter feature is quite interesting and possibly the Eluga’s unique selling point.
In other news, the Motorola Razr Maxx was recently reviewed. Overall it was given a very good star rating, with two of the areas studied given five out of five stars.
On the pro side, the phone was described as having an immense battery life and possessing a good range of business features. Overall it was considered to be a very good build.
There were a few negative comments, however. Seemingly the camera is mediocre, and the phone uses Android Gingerbread. That said, experts recognise that Gingerbread is a very easy to use operating system; possessing this is not really a problem.
One other feature that was highly praised is Motorola’s MotoCast, a file syncing service that apparently is very useful for both business and media use.