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.