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sanyo 5600, 7400, and lg 535, and new vision 2.0

by nobio0    Jun 8, 2004, 5:46 PM

Vision 2.0 & The Handsets That Drive It

Sprint's legal death squad has been working overtime to try to put the bottle back on this, we already knew a lot of info, but other web sites have begun hosting a detailed specification sheet of four of Sprint's upcoming phones.

Sanyo 5600 - Samsung's A700 with ReadyLink, Memory Card Slot, QVGA Screen, Speakerphone

Sanyo 7400 - This phone represents a merger of the 8000 series and 7000 series. The durable camera phone will have a megapixel camera, streaming video (QTV) playback, as well as MIDP 2.0.

LG 535 - Samsung's A700 with slider form-factor and a memory card slot

The only new information that this sheet presented on the Samsung A700 was that it confirmed the device would have a megapixel camera.

But, now for the story behind the info. Sprint is planning on unleashing a re-launch of Vision. This so-called "Vision 2.0" is designed to make Sprint's network appear on-par and better than both Verizon's 3G network, as well as AT&T's W-CDMA network to launch this fall. Things like handset GPS services, video messaging, 3D gaming will all be critical components in Sprint's launch.

However, thanks to some circumstances beyond Sprint's control, such as the Sanyo 5500 recall, these plans have been delayed a bit, as long as two months from their original target of a mid-fall launch. The A700, which was expected to launch in July may be pushed back as well, though that is less clear. These release dates will become much more clear over the course of the next month, and could be pushed back or forward still.

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