Months ago, we reported about the first rumors that Sanyo is developing a slim clamshell phone in the style of the popular Motorola RAZR for the network of Sprint PCS. The Katana is a real look-alike of the RAZR but is a CDMA/AMPS phone instead of GSM. Today we have some high-res live images of the phone that show all of it; when closed, it resembles the first RAZR, and unfortunately, even its side volume and camera keys are on the front shell, which makes them uncomfortable for use.
The Katana has a mediocre VGA camera as the one of the RAZR V3, which is a phone from 2004, but its internal display is a nice QVGA or 240x320 pixels unit showing up to 65k colors. The Bluetooth-capable phone also features GPS, but unfortunately lacks EV-DO high-speed data.
|The Katana compared to Moto V3 RAZR|
Sanyo Katana is expected to launch soon with Sprint PCS in various colors.
||Sanyo Katana in four colors|
Via Tuolumne and K_Watson