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Sanyo Shopping Handset Operations

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Aug 13, 2007, 12:19 PM   by (staff)

Sanyo is reportedly in talks to sell off its handset business. Despite mild success in Japan and the US, handsets are still a loss maker for Sanyo. They are looking at other Japanese handset manufacturers as potential buyers - most likely Sharp and Kyocera. Sanyo previously tried to split off its handset unit into a joint venture with Nokia's CDMA division, however that deal failed shortly after it was announced leaving Sanyo with the money-losing business.

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Djanifer9512

Aug 13, 2007, 10:45 PM

A Move to Verizon on the Horizon?

It would make sooooo much sense for Sanyo just to move over and start making handsets for Verizon. I'm sure verizon customers are clamoring for something outside of the Bermuda triangle of Motorola, Samsung & LG. Just the fact that they would be new to Verizon's existing customer base would boost their sales tremendously (Sanyo, not Verizon. No one is switching carriers for a Sanyo).

And believe me, I'm not rooting for this (Sanyo moving to Verizon), but Sanyo reminds me a lot of Sony Ericsson. They make great handsets, get great customer feedback, but some how always seem to come up short in the sales department. What Sanyo needs is a decent company with good customers behind it (i.e. not Sprint).

Good Luck (R.I.P. Sanyo)...
Djanifer9512 said:
It would make sooooo much sense for Sanyo just to move over and start making handsets for Verizon. I'm sure verizon customers are clamoring for something outside of the Bermuda triangle of Motorola, Samsung & LG.
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They aren't moving carriers that they provide with handsets, they are looking to sell the company...... đŸ¤Ŗ
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Lederhosen19

Aug 13, 2007, 9:56 PM

Aww man

☚ī¸
Well I really liked the M1 (not the others)
But there phones just started getting better...
THEIR phones not there phones. And they've been good phones, just uglier than a man's a$$
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mcfadonna

Aug 13, 2007, 12:53 PM

Sad

If they would get away from CDMA and sell GSM sets like the rest of the world then they would be fine. But being stuck to Sorry SPRINT is what did them in. Sanyo is Sprints best hand sets too. Too bad. Make some GSM sets and ditch sprint , make a come back. Sprint seems to have this affect on everything they touch.
I agree.

Sanyo handsets are great. The designs aren't the prettiest, but they work great and they can take a decent beating. It makes me sad to see them struggle when other companies with inferior products are prospering with just brute force (*c...
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I just want to say that I like this post a lot!!!! 😁 😁 😁

I'm with AT&T myself, but I do believe that T-Mobile will pull past, Sprint in the next year, and I think the margin between #3 T Mobile, and #4 Sprint will become an increasingly bigge...
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coziamnumber1

Aug 13, 2007, 12:30 PM

retarded

Sanyo > Kyocera
good sanyo sucks hope they crumble, only phone that was kinda good was the mm9000 but even that suck do to sprint service!
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muchdrama

Aug 13, 2007, 10:58 PM

How the mighty have fallen

As a veteran of the cell phone wars (Circuit City), it kinda pains me to see Sanyo handsets in this position. I remember selling their high end phones with Cicuit City in 2002 (5300 anyone?)...people couldn't get enough of them.

But for the past couple years, Sanyo hasn't introduced anything innovative, and I swear everything's looked the same for quite some time.

Oh well...things change.
hulkamaniac

Aug 13, 2007, 5:43 PM

sanyo is good jd power

man that makes me mad. i gots the katana and its mad good. maybe verizon should sell thems sanyo?? or gsm. cuz they be winnin the jd power every year like mad. best phone maker. wow man.
prepyjuan

Aug 13, 2007, 3:51 PM

Thas' a damn shame...

I remember when they came out with the SCP-5300 then followed up with the SCP-8100. Those phones were the **** (in my opinion mind you).

They had a slight Keitai look and feel to them. What with the antenna placed on the left instead of the right, and the larger size (5300) of the phones all together.

It all went down hill after that...

American phones seem to embrace a sort of small form factor. If you look at most of the Japanese cell phones, those things a huge! The newest ones have a minimum of a 2.4in screen and then go from there.

I think Sanyo started off like that in the beginning taking cues from what was going on in Japan, and then implementing it on there first borns.

Oh well... I liked Sanyo, they should of branc...
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