|Sanyo Katana clamshell phone|
Nic Rossmüller : July 10th 2006 - 15:46 CET
Sanyo Katana mobile phone : The legendary Katana, best known as a precision instrument sword used by the Samurai, has a new identity, that of a wireless phone by Sprint and Sanyo. This phone features Bluetooth Wireless Technology and a built-in camera and is designed to appeal to the fashion-centric consumer who likes to make a statement with the wireless phone. Making its debut throughout the month of July in four bold colors, including Mystic Black, Blue Sapphire, Cherry Blossom Pink, and Polar White, which is a color that will be sold exclusively at RadioShack, the Katana will be available at Sprint Stores, online and at select third-party retailers for $279.99 or $79.99 after rebates with a two-year subscriber agreement.|
Sanyo Katana clamshell phone - Colors|
"The Katana by Sanyo bridges the best in mobile phone design with Sprint's powerful network to deliver an affordable wireless phone that's truly unique and exclusive to Sprint customers," said Oliver Valente, senior vice president of product development for Sprint. "With four colors to choose from, customers get to express themselves via a very personal device that's always with them. The wireless phone is becoming a cultural staple of our day, and it can be as unique as the person who carries it."
Sanyo Katana wireless phone - Fashion
"The Katana wireless phone is symbolic of Sanyo's highly regarded craftsmanship, which has earned us high marks from consumers and from our peers in the industry," said Andy Kodera, senior vice president and general manager of Sanyo Fisher Company's Wireless Communications Division. "The Sanyo Katana is fashioned from a long-standing tradition of precision, style and beauty, much like the katana sword of the past," Kodera explained.
Sanyo Katana mobile phone - Key Features
• Sleek Profile, Ultra-thin clamshell design and internal antenna.
• Bluetooth Wireless Technology
• Large, High-Resolution Main Display, See more detail and more text in high resolution.
• Built-In VGA Camera, Capture images up to 480 x 640 pixels
• Built-in Speakerphone, Accomplish other tasks while you talk with callers
• Sprint PCS Vision, Download images, ringers, games, and other applications
• Sprint PCS Picture Mail, Instantly shoot, share, and print your digital pictures
• Text Messaging, Instantly send and receive SMS Text Messages
• Wireless Backup, Restore your contact information quickly and easily
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier Internet backbone.
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. is a $20 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer electronics and commercial equipment, including multimedia and telecommunication products. Sanyo Fisher Company (a division of Sanyo North America Corporation, a subsidiary of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Chatsworth, California markets PCS phones, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, televisions, dictation devices, digital camera/camcorder combinations, home appliances, LCD projectors, security video equipment and air conditioning systems.