Yes it is true that the fax technology is still used widely, even in Japan. The market appears to be large enough to make Panasonic to build a fax machine that does not need any paper while allowing users to send and receive messages through the screen and the embedded keyboard. Panasonic will offer different device models under the KX-PW 608 series, which will be available in Japan on 23 January 2009. However there is still no announcement for availability of the device outside Japan. It is like sending email to a mobile phone where users use the integrated keyboard to write messages.