I'm sure it'll be built with that patented Sanyo "clickety clack" hinge...but it's not exactly desirable. I don't know why manufacturers seem to think that "budget minded" goes hand in hand with no exterior caller ID and CSTN screens. From owning and using a Samsung a650 I can tell you that having to flip your phone open every time to check anything (incoming call, text message, etc...) can be a pain in the ass (although not a life ending pain in the ass). Give us a cheap monochrome exterior screen so we can see what time it is or who's calling, and give us a rinky dinky TFD/TFT interior screen so we can at least see what the hell we're doing (CSTN screens are like looking at a window through cotton).
I put my hands on one today at the local Sprint store uniententionally. Went there with a friend who wanted to get a phone so I reffered her to see my buddy, i hook him up with customers, he hooks me up at the store. Anyways he knows im into phones and stuff so he brought one out to show me. Not bad, based on the 8200, feels alright. I think customers will be appealed to the fact that it has a speakerphone, being that lots of people look for speakerphone and also the fact that it comes in 3 different colors. You can't really customize many Sprint phones unless its a Nokia or the MM-7400 so having choices is nice for people. I don't like the look of it. I would have to agree with you 100%, the CTN screen looks bad, I had to make sure that it ... (continues)