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Not So Hot...

donkeysauce

Apr 21, 2008, 2:43 PM
Eh?
Cons: Phone looks kind of cool, but after handling a new one for about 1 minute, I saw how quickly this phone will be smudged and scratched. The main lcd is lower resolution and looks a lot worse than the decent screen on the Katana and Katana II. No color outer display is a downer too. VGA camera, seriously, what's the point in a camara with such low res?

Pros: It is a Sanyo, so it should be pretty reliable. Good first phone for your 14 year old daughter or for someone that wants a camera phone, but doesn't know what a megapixel is Smile
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danbfree

Apr 21, 2008, 3:11 PM
I would have to agree... however, not as an excuse, but most phones coming out now seems to fingerprint/smudge easily. If Sprint makes this a "free" phone, it could be pretty successful.
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trpuckett

Apr 21, 2008, 5:26 PM
on the bright side sanyo has never really cared about cool phones or great cameras. They care about the inportant stuff like reception and thats why the are such a vital part to sprint's business.
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JeremyK684

Apr 21, 2008, 10:13 PM
I can't believe they still haven't implemented Sprint's power vision instead of just vision. I was looking to upgrade to a Katana and was waiting for a new one with power vision because I hate the DLX but I guess I'll just switch to a blackberry. DAMNIT!
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PDXMatt

Apr 26, 2008, 7:46 AM
Not everything needs to be 3G. That's not the market for this device. It's a "style" phone for people who don't even know what their phone has a web browser.
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rmcnamee

Aug 8, 2008, 11:52 AM
I might actually be getting this phone. All I do on my phone is call people and send/receive text or pic messages. I don't even do the pic messages very often, so a better camera isn't a big deal to me. Granted, a better camera would be nice for transferring the pics to my PC, but it's not a necessity; I have a camera. The style is way cooler than the Katana II, and the screen resolution being worse isn't really a bad thing because it allows longer battery life, which is much more important to me.

Ultimately, I'm thinking about going from the Samsung u740 to to this phone mainly because I don't use any of the fun features the u740 has; I discovered I just don't need my phone to do much more than send/receive calls and messages! Cool
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