The FCC today approved a Sanyo SCP 7050, an obvious successor to the 7000 - an entry level ReadyLink handset. The 7050 appears to have traded out analog for the addition of Bluetooth. The phone also features a large graphic calling out its GPS navigation rather than the speakerphone. Although further details are not known, if the 7050 follows in its predecessor's footsteps, it will feature ReadyLink Push To Talk, a monochrome external display, color internal display, speakerphone and 1xRTT data.
I held one of these last week at a product showing and must say I was impressed, especially with the military spec aspect.
I don't remember if this was mentioned in the article, but it gives you the ability to "minimize" applications you are working in to do something like make a phone call or text, then when you're done jump back into your application, no need to start it over. Nice for web browsing and GPS nav. Very innovative...
for the phone to be able to use GPS, it will need a data connection. mobile phons typically use A-GPS. that is, since the phone doesnt have a direct connection to the satellites, it needs the carriers assistance with attaining gepositioning informatio... (continues)
sanyo makes quite possibly the toughest phones on the market with the exception of nextel of course. anyone who takes looks over functionality is an idiot. motorola is garbage once again with the exception of nextel, samsungs are only good on cdma, an... (continues)