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Sanyo Zio SCP-8600 (photos)

Sprint's Sanyo Zio pales in comparison with Sprint's other Android handsets, but it offers functional features and serviceable performance at an affordable price.

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Sanyo Zio SCP-8600

Sprint's Sanyo Zio is almost identical to the Sanyo Zio for Cricket save for some chrome detailing around its edges.
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The Sanyo Zio is one of the first handsets to offer the Sprint ID feature, which allows you to choose "ID packs" with customized wallpaper, widgets, home screen shortcut buttons, and apps. The Sprint ID Pack, pictured here, is the default ID Pack for the Zio.
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On the other hand, the Zio has the standard Android menu design.
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You'll use the Zio's virtual keyboard for messages and e-mails. It's available in portrait and landscape mode.
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The rear cover of the Zio is covered in a soft touch material. The camera lens sits next to the speaker.
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The volume rocker and 3.5mm headset jack sit on the Zio's left spine.

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