(Shinji Miura, Ricoh's Executive Vice President)
See this latest interview with the top management of Ricoh:-
(in Japanese, Google-translated English Page Here)
So, it is re-iterated again that the two camera brands will be kept and to be co-existent. And, it is heard for the first time that the Pentax Q is named as it is placed between the Alphabets P (for Pentax) and R (for Ricoh), which has the meaning to serve as a bridge between the two.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
P and R will Co-exist and Q being the Bridge