Went to two different stores, both said the 9000 was just a one-time purchase for sprint and it has been discontinued. I spoke to Sprint telesales who confirmed phone is a "end-of-life" phone. Sales rep said they were shocked since this is a brand new phone and seems to be one of the top rated. Sales rep had no reports of anything faulty, which is why a phone may have such a short lifespan - he also stated there were no internal emails stating this phone was discontinued.
I just looked at the Sanyo Mon Jan 2 "06 at a Radio Shack and they have one on display and the clerk had one of his own! I was very much impressed with the video evdo quality and camera zoom! He never mentioned anything about it being discontinued. I have a Sanyo SCP5500 and I may in the spring replace it with the MM9000.I am happy with my current Sanyo5500 but being somewhat of a "techno-nut " I like the evdo and the mp3 and miniSD card memory slot.I like Sanyo quality.
emef, Thanks for your reply!! Everything that I read and I personall viewed this phone at Radio Shack-says that this is an awesome phone!! I wonder if the speakerphone is full or half duplex such as my present Sanyo SCP 5500. 😁