Sprint and Sanyo Introduce America's First Built-in Camera Phone
"Leave it to Sprint to be the first carrier to bring the camera-phone to the U.S. market," said Tony Henning, senior analyst with Future Image, responsible for the WIRE executive information service that focuses exclusively on wireless imaging. "We've watched with envy as the Japanese and Korean markets have been flooded with camera-phone models while there are none here at home. Sprint and Sanyo have rectified that situation with what appears to be a top-notch camera-phone."
The PCS Phone by Sanyo 5300 offers a VGA digital camera (640 x 480) with digital zoom, portrait flash and Vision-enabled wireless voice and data communications capabilities. The 2.1-inch internal color screen supports 65,536 colors and provides a vibrant, multi-dimensional experience when viewing photos, screen savers, animated ringers and games. The external Caller ID screen offers the convenience of quickly identifying an incoming call through the number or through one of six color selections and Photo-Caller ID