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Sanyo Katana DLX 8500The Sanyo Katana DLX is the best Sanyo cell phone to date, with a fashionable design, plenty of features, and good performance.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> I'm Nicole Lee, Associate editor for CNET.com and this is the Sanyo Katana DLX. It is the latest Sanyo Katana and it is much improved over the original Sanyo Katana from last year. It is much shinier and has a much more streamlined look to it. There is a simple, external screen on here. There is a 1.3 megapixel camera. On the side is the Micro SD card slot and a charger. And the other spine here, there is the charger jack and the volume control button. Open it up, and you get a very nice screen. Underneath the display, you get in this jewel-like key pad. It's a little crowded, but they are raised enough above the surface so you can dial by feel if you want to. As far as features go, it is much improved over the original Katana as well. There's an MP3 player, it has EVDO, which means it has XS2 on Sprints broadband services, like Sprint TV. The Sprint music store, so you can download music over the air. Web surfing is really fast because of EVDO. You also get Sprints on demand feature that lets you see local news and weather information on your phone. So, overall, it is definitely the best Sanyo Katana out of the series and this is one of the better Sanyo phones I've seen out there. My name is Nicole Lee and this has been the Sanyo Katana DLX. ^M00:01:21 [ Music ]