Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P – Phone+Camera=Convergence?

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In my last travel article I bemoaned the fact that the single convergence device was still not a reality. Is this one step closer? Panasonic along with Japanese provider Softbank has just announced the 101P in Japan ( due post November ).

Using the 13.2 CMOS Lumix sensor found in their point and shoot cameras, and packing a 4-inch QHD LCD screen with 960X540 resolution, 1Ghz TI OMAP4430 dual-core running Android 2.3 ( Gingerbread ), Panasonic may have hit it on the head.  On top of that it’s waterproof ( IPX5/7 ).

At 9.8 X 123 X 64mm and weighing in at 128 grams it looks pretty pocketable too.

There’s no mention of price yet and worse there’s no mention of battery life ( it sports a 1460 mAh battery ).   Hopefully this gets released in other markets than just Japan.

More info, pictures and videos  ( in Japanese) from Gigazine.

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