The Sanyo Katana DLX is one of the best Sanyo handsets we've seen so far. Not only is it a slim and sleek flip phone, it also comes loaded with lots of features: a 1.3-megapixel camera, EV-DO support, a music player, a microSD card slot, and more. This is certainly a far cry from last year's Sanyo Katana, which didn't have nearly as many features. Take a closer look at the Sanyo Katana DLX with our Katana slide show.
The first Sanyo Katana was hailed as one of Sprint's rare Razr competitors, but it didn't quite live up to its potential. That said, we still liked it as a decent, basic camera phone. Fast forward a year later, and Sanyo and Sprint have come up with the Sanyo Katana II. Though it does have a nicer and more modern design and it has a memory upgrade to 21MB, most of the features remain the same. Here are a few photos of the new Sanyo Katana II.
Sprint Nextel said Tuesday it will use Loopt's "friend finding" technology to let subscribers track their friends.
Loopt, which also offers its location-based service on Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint, uses Global Positioning System chips in phones to allow subscribers to see where their friends are located.
To address privacy concerns, Loopt subscribers must give other Loopt users permission to track them. Subscribers also can hide from anyone in their "buddy" list at any time.
Loopt has been available on Boost Mobile since last year. And earlier this year the company said it had … Read more
Sprint has just launched not one but two Sanyo Katanas--the Sanyo Katana II and the Sanyo Katana DLX, both of which are slim, sleek, and come in a variety of colors. The Sanyo Katana II is not too different from last year's Sanyo Katana 6600, but it carries a slight cosmetic upgrade and an increased memory of 21MB. The Katana II is available in cosmic black, pink fascination, and midnight steel. Otherwise, its features are the same as its predecessor: a VGA camera, Bluetooth, GPS, a speakerphone, and not much else. The lack of EV-DO is quite disappointing.
However, … Read more
Yes, there are non-Apple cell phones in the world, and now that the iPhone hysteria has died down, I'm thrilled to bring you one. The Sanyo SCP-3200 is the latest Sanyo phone for Sprint, and it comes in three sparkling colors: Atlantic blue, midnight black, or playful pink. There's no touch screen, iPod player, or Safari browser. Instead, you get a solid selection of midrange features, dependable performance, and a user-friendly design. Check out our SCP-3200 review for full coverage or take a gander at our SCP-3200 slide show.
Dangit! I just got back from Italy, and I totally could have used this while I was over there. Though first announced back in April, Sprint has finally released its version of the RIM BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smart phone. Like Verizon's model, the BlackBerry 8830 for Sprint offers dual-mode functionality so you can make calls and receive e-mail around the world; plus, it adds unlocked SIM capabilities, which means you can use SIM cards from other countries. The 8830 switches automatically between CDMA (for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico) and GSM networks to offer seamless international roaming. … Read more
The squeaky wheel doesn't always get the grease.
At least not if the squeaky wheel is a Sprint Nextel customer. On June 29, 2007, Sprint sent letters notifying some customers that their service would be canceled by the end of July due to excessive calls to customer service.
"Our records indicate that over the past year, we have received frequent calls from you regarding your billing or other general account information," the letter reads. "While we have worked to resolve your issues and questions to the best of our ability, the number of inquiries you have … Read more
Sprint and LG have come together to reveal the Muziq, an attractive music phone with a slew of multimedia features. Also known as the LG 570, the LG Muziq comes with a built-in FM transmitter, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a camcorder, and stereo Bluetooth. Of course, it also has a built-in MP3 player and a microSD slot that can handle up to a 4GB card. As a Sprint exclusive, the LG Muziq has access to Sprint's full stable of broadband and multimedia offerings, such as Sprint TV, the Sprint Music Store, streaming music from Pandora and Sirius satellite radio, … Read more
Despite earlier speculation that Sanyo may shut down its mobile division, it looks like Sanyo and Sprint are trucking on with brand-new handsets.
Today Sprint announced the Sanyo SCP-3200, a fairly basic clamshell with Bluetooth, GPS, a speakerphone, a VGA camera, Web and e-mail access, plus voice-activated dialing. Available colors include Midnight Black, Playful Pink, and Atlantic Blue. You can get it for $200 retail, or as low as $50 if you're willing to sign a two-year agreement with Sprint.
So, someone over at Rolls-Royce trusted our Car Tech guys enough to lend them a 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom to review. Wow--fancy! It even has a hood ornament that retracts into the hood when the doors are locked. Now no one will steal the "Spirit of Ecstasy" and make a necklace. Is car bling still cool? Is the word "bling" even cool?
Anyway, we also have some pictures of the 10 most attractive cars that CNET has reviewed. Plus, there are photos of the Sprint Mogul by HTC and a look at YouTube videos on Apple TV. … Read more