Don't know how many of you remember this, but back in the days of monochrome displays and simple WAP browsers Panasonic also developed cell phones, the Japanese company just announcing that they will come back in the handset market as early as next week when the company will reveal a new 13.2MP Lumix camera phone.
The unveiling will take place over at CEATEC in Japan (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) and, although details regarding the new cell phone are sparse, Panasonic's teaser campaign says this will feature a Mobile VenusEngine together with WiFi and DLNA media streaming.
According to Panasonic, its Lumix Phone will also feature a high intensity flash together with a special photo-centric design, while a dedicated shutter button will also be included.
Not many other specs are known right now, although Panasonic's
Japan website states the prototype meant to be showcased at CEATEC will weigh about 146 grams, come with a 3.3 inch VGA resolution LCD and measure about 116x52x17.7mm when closed, so this may feature a sliding mechanism of some sort.
All in all, I don't really know what to make of this mysterious Lumix phone
, but, fortunately, there's not that much time left until October 5, when Panasonic says more details will be available. (via slashgear