What happens when you cross a blurrycam special with a complete lack of image editing skills? Behold, an appalling 8 bit-looking Photoshop job that reportedly depicts Sanyo’s upcoming new addition to the Sprint lineup. Of course we can understand why this Sprintusers forum member would be overly cautious but dude, seriously. Moving on, Sanyo’s upcoming offering allegedly sports a QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and integrated GPS — Palm Pre eat your heart out! Ok so it might not be the most impressive offering Sprint might issue this year, but text-hungry users seeking an affordable entry-level QWERTY handset will surely give the SCP-2700 a gander. For the time being, no release date or pricing info is available. Hit the jump for bigger shots.
One of our Bell ninjas has just come through for us in a huge way by sending us the entire Bell and Solo Mobile line-up for Q4. A lot of new devices are going to be hitting the shelves in time for the Christmas push and by the looks of it, Bell is ready to do some serious battle with rivals Rogers and Telus. Oh, and before you go ignoring this paragraph, it was internally announced that Bell will be getting an Android phone made by Motorola sometime in 2009. Just throwing that out there. The last and final thing that needs to be said is that these dates assume that not everything goes smoothly. As we all know, things can always happen at that cause delays, right RIM? Anyway, let’s go to it.
- BlackBerry Storm launches on November 21st.
- HTC Diamond in early November. Includes 200 songs on 4GB internal memory.
- HTC Touch Pro will launch in early December
- LG Reveal in early November. Includes “Shimmer Kit” consisting of a case and crystal covered Bluetooth headset by Swarovski.
- LG Voyager in mid-November. Includes is 350 songs on a pre-loaded 2GB microSD card.
- Samsung Cleo in early November
- Sanyo Pro 200 in late November
- Sanyo Pro 700 in late November
- Introduction of monthly roll-over minutes
- Uber plans now include evenings and weekends starting at 5pm
- $15 per month for unlimited SMS and voicemail
- Option to buy $30 data plan without voice plan
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In a move that’s sure to spark a new round of music video appearances, Sprint has just announced that they are rolling out their next-generation push-to-talk service QChat in an additional 40 markets. Amongst the new cities receiving the instant connection treatment are Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, and many others. Additionally, Sprint made 4 new QChat-capable handsets available today to commemorate the event. You can now purchase the LG LX400 for $79.99, the Samsung Z400 for $99.00, as well as the Sanyo Pro 700 for $79.99 and the Sanyo Pro 200 for $49.99. As usual, nothing about these handsets is going to impress your executive board, but at least you can “wow” your friends with that lightening quick connection time, right?
If your life is anything like ours, you can’t capture memories in anything but hi-definition. It’s just that exciting. Thankfully, Sanyo understands our plight, adding to their Xacti line of HD camcorders this morning with the VPC-HD1010. The HD1010 is a compact affair, packed with features including a 4MP still-shot sensor, 2.7″ widescreen LCD, and an SDHC slot. The real prize here, of course, is the 1080i recording capabilities, however. The HD1010 allows for 60 frames-per-second video capture, recording it all in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video format. Sound comes in at up to 48khz/16bit stereo. The best part, however, is the this baby will be available in the US beginning in July for an ultra-reasonable $800 retail tag.
When it rains Sanyo handsets, it pours. Not content with releasing just one, Sprint is preparing two new handsets for an upcoming June 15th launch. First out of the gate is the Sanyo Pro 200, which sports QChat support, EV-DO Rev. A, and a black and white display. Nothing insane here, but with a suggested retail price of $249.99, and a street price that will certainly slot in much lower, we’re guessing this could be a hit with enterprise customers. Next up is the Sanyo Pro 700, which also sports EV-DO Rev. A, a black and white display, and QChat support. Additionally, the Pro 700 has internal GPS, which allows for Sprint Navigator integration. Expect this one to launch with a $279.99 retail tag. Both handsets should hit the streets on the 15th of June. A couple more shots after the jump!