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Aug 22, 2006, 6:29 AM

Samsung SPH-A420

I like the looks of this phone. I think I'll go down to my Sprint store today to check it out.
pm-325 rox

Jul 31, 2006, 1:55 PM

get your head in the game

im mad, sprint pcs dosen't have cool phones like cingy, t-moby, and verizon...e. i think its time for a change, and yes i know what your going to say, " sprint is a buisness provider""it doesn't have a cma or gsm of jdfviehv, i don't know im not a phone expert, anyway i'm just here to say why can't sprint just get it's head in the game, you no? ...
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Aug 7, 2006, 12:14 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

are you kidding me?!

the CEO of sanyo should retire.... what a lame company.... not only behind on technology... but make insanely ugly phones.... and why copy a razr?! the thing is over a year old.... idiots.. make a phone that supports itunes or xm radio or something innovative.

Aug 2, 2006, 9:06 AM


im not against entry level phones. not everyone in america needs a 1.3 mp camera, bluetooth or music.

however, im skeptical about this one...

other recent entry level Sprint samsungs werent that hot... 🙄
2 replies

Jul 31, 2006, 11:31 AM


You listed the display as a 65K TFT? If so.... 😁
2 replies

Jul 1, 2006, 4:17 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

razr copycats

why would anybody else bother copying the RAZR? the RAZR is so common, they should spend more time finding a successor to the razr instead of trying to copy it.
5 replies

Jul 6, 2006, 9:33 AM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Other features


aside from the lack of EVDO and only sporting a VGA camera, what else does this phone have? does it have speakerphone, music player, or anything else like that, or is it just a basic sanyo phone that was crammed into a slimline body?

Jun 30, 2006, 3:58 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Mistake on my part...

...as I thought Sanyo wouldn't think of releasing the Katana without EVDO built in. Looks like I'm eating crow.
2 replies
Big Poppa

Jul 3, 2006, 10:30 AM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Katana Ports?

Rich, what kind of data port did the Katana have? Did it have the standard sanyo port, or a mini USB port like the RAZR.
1 reply
Rich Brome

Jun 29, 2006, 6:40 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Sorry about the quality

Thanks to Amtrak, I was a full 90 minutes late for the event last night. That didn't leave me with as much time as I had hoped with the new phones. That's why there aren't as many details or photos as we usually try to put in our In Depth articles.

Also, my Canon camera is busted, so I was stuck with my crappy backup camera. That's why the photos aren't quite as good quality as we usually strive for.

I hope the article still provides some useful info and eye candy for folks.

Please feel free to ask questions.
6 replies

Jun 30, 2006, 2:14 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Fall EV-DO Push?

You guys mentioned a slew of new EV-DO handsets comming in the article on the front page.

Any more details on these devices?
6 replies

Jun 30, 2006, 10:29 AM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Nothing exciting in summer...

I'm still waiting for Sanyo to catch up with Samsung and get (micro)SD, Bluetooth and EVDO all in one great package...

My Samsung a920 works ok, but won't sort my SMS messages into folders. And it won't let me add words to the T9 feature, which includes some useful common spanish words but misses a few obvious English ones. Starting movies takes about 15 seconds longer on the a920 than the Sanyo 5600, and if you get a call while watching, well, get ready to start the movie over. After you get done fast-forwarding up to where you left off, at least it has a rewind button to correct when you skip too far, unlike the Sanyo. But every time I've used it like this, its frozen the player, and I had to take the battery off to reset the phone. ...
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