Panasonic to Bail on European Mobile Market for the Second Time

By Gary Cutlack on at

It was less than a year ago that Panasonic announced big plans to return to the Euro mobile scene with a few new Android models, but... that obviously didn't work out. Panasonic's pulling out of Europe again.

According to a translated piece from Japanese news source Nikkei, Panasonic's tiny mobile presence will be "discontinued" within the EU market this year, with the company set to concentrate on partnerships in its home country instead.

Panasonic managed to release the Android powered Eluga model in the EU, a launch it substantially botched by announcing the more powerful, redesigned Eluga Power model before the first Eluga even went on sale. [The Verge]