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Sanyo's First Direct Connect Phones Approved By FCC

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I didn't think the Pro series was still coming


Feb 22, 2008, 4:08 PM
With Sanyo's handset division recently being sold to Kyocera, I am surprised that they are still launching phones. I have heard about the pro series for a long time now but, didn't think it would still be released since the division had been sold. Right now, our stores haven't been able to order several of Sanyo's handsets and have been told that we won't ever receive some of these phones (7050, Katana II pink,) because Sanyo is not making any more of these handsets. Just found this announcement kind of odd.

Feb 22, 2008, 4:57 PM
This one will still be a true Sanyo, it has been in the pipe line for a very long time.

Feb 22, 2008, 7:53 PM
good. kyrocera phones are dump. i hope sanyo's production doesn't change. Like, kyrocera phones being branded as Sanyo. That would suck.

Feb 23, 2008, 12:46 PM
I believe that Even though kyocera bought the sanyo cell phone division; they are atill planning on keeping the Sanyo name for that specific division.

Feb 22, 2008, 6:46 PM
yeah, word up. i thought sanyo was done for. i was sad thinking about the s1 as the last sanyo phone. so i take it that this phone is going to be a hybrid sprint/nextel. good stuff.

Feb 22, 2008, 6:47 PM
nope not a hybrid, Qchat!!!!! 😁
Rich Brome

Feb 23, 2008, 1:15 PM
It takes 18-24 months to develop a new phone and bring it to market. The Sanyo-Kyocera deal was practically just announced. It will be a while before they are integrated as a company and can even plan one unified lineup of phones, much less get them to market.

In the meantime, I expect to see the existing product pipelines continue to come to market as before.

Before wee see one "unified" product lineup, I'm sure they'll make a decision about branding and we'll see Kyocera-designed phones with a Sanyo logo or vice-versa (or perhaps they'll pull a "Sony Ericsson" and combine the names).

I would be surprised to see either company's whole existing pipeline just get scrapped at this point. Each has strengths that are worth tapping into,...

Feb 25, 2008, 1:30 AM
I can just hear it now with the customers
Do you have the Sanyocera or Kyoyo Phone

Feb 26, 2008, 11:25 AM
I don't think I'd be able to keep a straight face if a customer asked me for a Kyoyo branded phone. Sanyocera isn't as bad, but it reminds me of sayonara... yeah, I still giggle either way. 🤣

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