Do Not Read this Article about the New VAIO Smartphone

Do Not Read this Article about the New VAIO Smartphone

Here is Everything you need to know about the new VAIOR smartphone, also known as the VAIO VA-10J:

Well, if you check out the specs for the Panasonic ELUGA U2:

  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Dimensions: 141.5 x 71 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 131g (with battery)
  • Display: 720 × 1280
  • Camera: 13 MP Back, 5 MP Front
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage
  • Special or Standout Features: No 

...then congratulate yourself for killing two smartphones with one list. It turns out that the highly anticipated VAIO handset that came out today - much to our disappointment - is just a minimally reskinned version of the ELUGA U2, a middling Android phone if there ever was one.

⌘C + ⌘V x (Too Lame + Don’t Care) = Flop

Now, to be clear, we’re not just talking comparable feature sets and general similarities. As was first pointed out by Blog of Mobile earlier today, Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer makes both the Panasonic and the VAIO phones, and a few aesthetic details aside, inside and out they are effectively the same device. That's right, newly indepedent VAIO's first smartphone shamelessly KIRFs a Panasonic. Given that they still own 5% of VAIO, how pissed off should Sony be right now?!

VAIO to Unveil New Smartphone in March: This Should be Interesting...

Okay, now this is the part of the article where diplomatic tech journalism sissies are supposed to be all like:

“Blah blah blah, analysis and carrier details and cost and conjecture. Inoffensive and bland industry-relevant terminology. Gee whiz, guessing at the future, sub-reference, emasculated pseudo-criticism. Limp, disingenuous note of hope!”

Screw that - the kid gloves are off - it goes a lot more like this right here:

“Pointless to say anything more about this doomed venture. VAIO put a Panasonic feather up its butt and wants us to think it’s a chicken, but we all know that only Australians BBQ in March.”

We'll leave you with a few glam shots of the new Panasonic phone that came out today: