Several sources rumor that Panasonic will follow NEC in shuttering their smartphone divisions: http://bit.ly/12itjzY
While this Reuters post via Kyodo news contained an interesting “If”.. the Nikkei has also run note below. Our take; it’s either hard-ball play for DoCoMo to place good sized order – or – indeed, the company will focus on other ‘connected screens’ going forward [Eds]
Panasonic to stop the new product supply personal smartphone domestic (smartphone). I told you not to feed the model this winter to NTT DoCoMo it is providing only new product in Japan in 5 days. A policy of also forego supply of next summer or later, withdrawal from the consumer smartphone came into the field of view.
Sales slump by DoCoMo began to squeeze South Korea Samsung Electronics and Sony emphasis selling models to the beginning of this year the “two top strategy”. Development expenses has become a burden, I solidified a policy is not developed DoCoMo model. Smartphone development transfer the axis foot in overseas markets and corporate. I continue the sale of mobile phone conventional.