Sprint announces two new Sanyo Katanas

Sprint announces two new Sanyo Katanas

Sanyo Katana II
Sanyo Katana II Sprint

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.

Sanyo Katana DLX
Sanyo Katana DLX Sprint

However, the Sanyo Katana DLX is picking up the slack with a boatload of multimedia and broadband features. Not only does it have EV-DO support, it has access to the Sprint Power Vision network, which includes the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV. The Katana DLX also has a 1.3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, a camcorder, a microSD card slot, e-mail, and more. Like the Katana II, the Katana DLX comes in three colors: platinum ice, champagne, and pink satin. Both phones are available now. The Sanyo Katana II is available for $49.99 with a two-year service agreement, and the Sanyo Katana DLX is available for $149.99 with a two-year service agreement.

About the author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.


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