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Sanyo cell phone takes AA batteries

But don't expect any bells and whistles.

Crave Asia

When was the last time a cell phone came to market with standard alkaline batteries? Sanyo has a new phone for Japanese consumers that not only bucks trends in power sources but also in appearance, with a cylindrical canister design that sports braille-like keys.

Dressed in that signature Cupertino white we all love, this is one phone that knuckles down to barebone basics to wring the most charge out of a single AA Sanyo Eneloop battery, according to Japan Today. So no 3G, no camera, no MP3 player, no SMS and not even an LCD screen (gasp!). All those sacrifices for 5 hours of yaktime and 250 hours on standby.

(Source: Crave Asia)