Panasonic’s 2012 line up: Eluga, Smart TVs, and the digital home
ANALYSIS: Following the news that Panasonic is jumping back into the European smartphone market, we bring you a full run down of the themes and products to come out of Panasonic’s European Convention.
Consumer electronics giant Panasonic this week gave dealers and journalists a hands on look at its extremely broad 2012 range of products – and in the process laid out its mission statement for smart TVs, and announced its return to the European smartphone market.
New mouse like remote controls, internet sites crow barred onto the screen, and inbuilt download services reveal the – now well established – strategy by large scale CE firms to make modern TVs essentially PCs.
In general, its 2012 range of hi-fis, TVs, phones, cameras, and projectors is now more than ever designed communicate with and control one another, be that opening an iPod dock with an iPad, or flicking a picture from a phone to the TV screen with a swipe.
Almost as an aside, a selection of journalists was taken aside to give feedback on a new head mounted camera Panasonic are developing. Almost everything is up in the air at the moment, but the idea behind it seems to be that it would be used in the home ‘to record your day’.
Click to the next page for a run down of Panasonic’s 2012 range.