Surprising no one, Reuters is now reporting that the ill-advised device is officially canceled. "Panasonic decided to suspend further development due to changes in the market and in our own strategic direction," the company said. That "strategic direction," apparently, is to not make a device so few would have wanted.
Of course, some folks already told you so:
"This looks like a non-starter." –Billy Pidegon, M2 Research
"I just don't think Panasonic has the right pieces to compete in this space." –David Cole, DFC Intelligence
"The absence of strong third-party support will most certainly end in failure." –Jesse Divnich, EEDAR