Yesterday Panasonic announced its new smartphone designed for Europe and US – Panasonic ELUGA. In spite of the fact that it is rugged device (its body is water, dust and shock resistant) the smartphone is very thin – 7.8mm and looks very stylish. The device is based on 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor and runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread that will be soon updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Panasonic ELUGA has 4.3-inch aHD (540x960px) OLED touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8MP AF camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC chip, 3.5mm headphones jack, 1150mAh battery. Supported network standards are 3G/WCDMA/HSPA (14.4/5.76 Mbps), HSPA+ (21 Mbps), GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz. The dimensions of the device are 62х123х7.8mm, the weight is 103g. In Europe Panasonic ELUGA will become available in April.