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Samsung Zio for Sprint hands-on (photos)

Get a closer look at Sprint's Sanyo Zio Android phone from the fall CTIA show in San Francisco.

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Sanyo Zio (Sprint)

Minus the chrome edges, Sprint's Sanyo Zio looks the same as the Cricket Wireless version of the phone. Inside, however, it offers Android 2.1 (the other Zio had 1.6) and it has Sprint's new ID feature. Pictured here is the standard Sprint design for the home screen.
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The Sprint ID menu lets you switch between the different home screen designs, which also are called "identities."
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This design has a different wallpaper and new feature widgets.
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The Zio's main menu is unchanged from other Andorid phones.
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The Zio has a thin profile. On its right spine are the power control and memory card slot.
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Sprint's Zio has a virtual keyboard for dialing and texting.
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The rear cover has a soft touch material. At the top you'll notice the speaker and 3.2-megapixel camera lens.

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