The latest rumors point that Sanyo is preparing a new high-tech phone, as Sprint's top-of-the-line device, called the M1. The M1 is supposed to combine Sanyo's high quality of production and voice features with the latest technologies, leaded by 1GB internal memory (it is not sure if it will have microSD slot for additional memory cards), 262k TFT QVGA 240x320 display with additional 262K color external unit (128x96 pixels) and 2-megapixel camera. Sanyo fans would also love that the phone features Bluetooth and EV-DO, as well as GPS and Readylink, and it seems that the M1's main drawback will be its thickness - 27 to 29 millimeters, which is more than an inch and cannot be compared to slim phones like Samsung's M610.
An image supposed to show the M1, displays a classy black closed clamshell with strange circle key below the display, which resembles the scroll-wheel in iPOD players and probably stereo speakers, which will turn the M1 into a powerful music-oriented phone, too.
Still there is no official announcement by neither Sanyo, nor Sprint, but we expect it to be introduced soon.