Panasonic has announced the record sale of 100 million units of its mobile communication terminals in Japan. It has supplied the devices to various Japanese carriers including NTT DoCoMo, Inc., KDDI Corporation and Softbank Mobile.
Panasonic began selling mobile communication terminals in 1979, delivering the first automobile-mounted cell phone, the 800MHz “TZ-801” to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation.
The voyage of manufacturing mobile communication terminals was carried ahead with its first mobile phone TZ-802B in 1987. The mova P released in 1991, mova P201 Hyper in 1996 are some of the successful units launched by Panasonic.
NTT DoCoMo has sold Panasonic’s 100 millionth mobile communication terminal with the sale of FOMA P905i.
Earlier Panasonic had sold its 10 millionth unit in June 1997 and 50 millionth unit in March 2001.