Sprint PCS Vision Phones Trickle Into Stores

Sprint PCS Vision Phones Trickle Into Stores

Consumers excited to race to the nearest Sprint PCS store or retailer to buy one of Sprint's new third-generation phones may have to wait a while for the exact phone they want. Initial devices available for the PCS Vision service include the Sanyo 4900, the new CDMA-enabled Handspring Treo and in some stores the color-screen Samsung A500.

For example, the Sprint superstore in Culver City, Calif., says it only has the Sanyo 4900 in stock, and expects other models to arrive ''probably next Monday [Aug. 19],'' a sales rep tells Wireless Week. One store in suburban Denver also has the Sanyo phone and its sales rep says it received only one of the high-end A500 devices, which sold immediately. A Best Buy retail outlet says it is selling the Sanyo and the Samsung A500. The PCS Vision service offers high-speed mobile data services along with voice, using a CDMA2000 1x network. Applications include business user options like corporate e-mail and consumer-targeted options such as a snap-on camera.

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