Kyocera Sanyo announces its heavy texter, the SCP-2700

Kyocera Sanyo announces its heavy texter, the SCP-2700
Kyocera Sanyo’s budget texting phone, the SCP-2700 has finally been announced. It has appeared before cameras relatively often, but information about it has been pretty scarce so far. Aside from being targeted to the younger users who enjoy chatting a lot, we now know that its display measures at 2.2 inches with QVGA resolution. The most distinctive features you will find on the phone are the front-facing QWERTY keyboard and the special emoticon key. The Sanyo SCP-2700 is also equipped with a modest (or should we say “budget”) 1.3-megapixel camera and what comes as a really nice surprise – GPS navigation. There are two color variants: blue and pink (the latter also has flowers drawn around the display), both of which appeal to our visual tastes quite much. The handset will be available through Sprint, starting May 10 for $29.99 with a new two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.
The SCP-2700 pushes chat experience furtherby adding a special emoticon key

Sanyo SCP-2700 Preliminary Specifications

source: Sprint



1. att_agent

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

OMG A QWERTY KEY BOARD THAT HASNT BEEN DONE BEFORE..........THE ONLY THING WE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR IN PH0ONE NOW IS A STABLE OPERATING SYSTEM. Lets face it this phone, probably has a poor transmitter they keep getting cheaper because people are using them for texting it doenst take much to send a text so the "walked up the hill both ways in the snow" generation are gonna be pissed now that we are making phone that have a hard time making a friggin phonecall. its a cell phone emphasis on the "!phone!'......

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

^^^^^^^^^ To much latte there buddy, So Im guessing this is a phone for someone who wants to look like they are carrying a pda but are too stupid to bother with one. I get it, but I think this may be a bad thing for phones.

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Wow legion, you sound like a jerk right now. If soemone doesn't want to use a smartphone, they are all of a sudden stupd and incompetent. I think that this phone is actually a perfect design for people who like texting. Why should you have a slider keyboard or a phone that flips to show a keyboard when you could just have the keyboard right in front of you the whole time. And you guys should realize that smartphones cannyave that design like blackberries, all tochscren like the iPhone, slider like the palm pre, and clamshell design like the pearl flip. Why is it so bad that the phones take on this design? I disagree that the phone is made for 11 year olds. I think it's for people who want to text but don't really care about all those smartphone features. I bet all lot of people will actually have this phone.

7. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I stand by my opinion sir.

8. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Yeah E.N your right he sounds like a real idiot that is ignorant to the fact that everyone isnt a poser or maybe everyone doesnt like pda. Come on Legion think before you say very blunt statements.

3. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

It looks like a kids phone...something for your 11 year old kid with unlimited texting.

5. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

i think for $30 this is a perfect phone for kids, simple, text based and basic internet ccapabilities and it looks like daddy's pda deff gonna be a big seller

6. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I agree.

9. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

While I don't think it's the most attractive phone around, $30 is the perfect price for this type of phone. It gives kids that "cool" factor because it has the looks of a smartphone, without the smartphone price.

10. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009


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