Panasonic takes Windows Phone to the warehouse


Reuters reports that Panasonic, who recently excited the smartphone market, has returned with two special purpose handsets aimed at the Enterprise market, one of which runs Windows Embedded 8 Handheld (FZ-E1) and the other Android.

The handsets will have the company’s Toughpad branding, and only about 40,000 per year will be sold for about $1,300 each.

The smartphones have a 5 inch HD screen, are 3 cm thick, waterproof (IP65/IP68) and can withstand temperatures from –20 to 60 degrees Celsius and are powered by a Quadcore Qualcomm processor.

The device has a 6,200 mAh battery which can be rapidly charged and even hotswapped without suspending the device.

The FZ-E1 will be available from June. Read more about this fascinating handset at Panasonic here.