Sprint now offers RAZR VE20, Katana Eclipse

Sprint now offers RAZR VE20, Katana Eclipse

As it was expected, Sprint now offers two new clamshell phones, the RAZR VE20 by Motorola and the Katana Eclipse by Sanyo. Both are mid-level phones priced at $99.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate.

Motorola RAZR VE20 is a cross between the RAZR2’s features and the design language of the first-gen RAZR. It is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, QVGA main display and another color one as an external (plus touch sensitive keys below it).

The Eclipse is the fifth device in the Katana series. It features two color lights that flash in different color depending on the contact that is calling. Like the RAZR VE20, it also has music keys on the front, below the external display. The latter is smaller, but can be used for navigation when closed.

source: Sprint



1. unregistered

i cant wait until the lg lotus comes out. sprint missed on the katana w/o a 2mp cam like original rumors suggested.

2. unregistered

The lights are a cool touch. Nice to see something a bit different. Not that I'll be rockin' an Eclipse, just nice to see something quirky and fun.

3. JoeyStyles

Posts: 78; Member since: May 11, 2008

they both suck

4. unregistered

Thanks, Joey. As usual, you bring something of substance and intelligence to the conversation. :)

5. unregistered

Both actually seem to be a lot better than what people give them credit for.

8. unregistered

Agreed. The reviews of the VE20 over at Sprintusers seem mostly good thus far.

6. Aaron Baker unregistered

I'm quite impressed with the Eclipse; I work for Sprint, and I had a chance to play with it yesterday. Coming from someone who strongly dislikes Sanyo's, I was very impressed, and am considering it for a second line.

7. unregistered

#7 i dont think you have a clear understanding of the churn. First of all, Hesse has been investing in CS strategicallly since he became the CEO for sprint. So you're assumption that the 4g network is going to cause the companies CS to lower is illogical. Churn is the ratio of new additions to subscirber defections, so with a 4g network they expect to see a influx of new subscribers along with the retention of new subscribers due to access to new technology which will lower churn, and increase profitablity. Then those profits can be used to increase productivity in the cs departments, which by the way have begun to turn around, you can find articles and evidence all over the internet. Therefore a 4g network rollout will only make sprint stronger and more viable in today's marketplace. Granted i agree that this 4g network may not solve all of our cs problems but it will create new opportunities which will be only helpful to sprint in the long run.

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