Panasonic has released the 3G Tropical 823P a waterproof handset in the Japanese markets on 28th June. The Tropical 823P was made available through Japan’s third largest mobile carriers, Softbank. The phone is being presented as the handset that can be carried into “the bathroom and the kitchen”. It is being promoted as a complete waterproof mobile handset.
The Tropical 823P is a clamshell design which measures 50x108x17.6mm and weighs 132 gms. It is available in pure white, lime green, cherry pink, marine blue and black.
The Tropical 823P has a 3 inch QVGA display with a 240×320 pixel resolution. It has a 2Mega-pixel camera with auto focus and video recording. Among other features, it also has HSDPA support, 1-Seg for viewing TV programmes, Blue-tooth and GPS functions.
The battery of Tropical 823P is capable of giving up to 220 minutes of talk time and 600 hours of stand-by time. It can also give upto 5.3 hours in TV viewing mode.
The price of Tropical 823P is currently not known.