Panasonic is done with smartphones and it means it this time

Phone market? You can have it

Farewell Panasonic smartphones, we hardly knew ye.

Literally - no one bought them in Europe, and the same seems to be the case in the company's native Japan where the company has finally had enough of "bleeding red ink" and decided to stop even trying.

It's almost as though people don't want kind of ugly, kind of average waterproof smartphones. Weird.


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