Among the hoards of announcements that came out of CES this week, Sprint and Sanyo have just announced the latest edition to the popular Katana line. The interestingly-styled Katana DLX is aimed at the younger crowd and is Sprint broadband-compatible to accommodate all of Sprint’s current goodies such as Sprint Power Vision, Sprint TV, On Demand and Sprint Navigation. CES typically boasts cutting-edge tech though and a quick perusal of the Katana’s specs might have made an off-the-strip dive a better launching point than the convention center. Wait for it… Wait for it… A 1.3-megapixel camera? Yikes! The Katana DLX does support microSDHC cards however, and we figure that with the 12GB card SanDisk just announced you should be able to store around six billion snaps from the 1.3-megapixel monster. Hopefully the niche design, snazzy finish and colors (Platinum Ice, Pink Satin and Champagne) and moderate $130 price tag can combine to overcome the spec hurdles. Sanyo’s product page doesn’t even mention MP3 ringtone compatibility. If you can get past the grainy pics and if Super Mario-style ringtones are your bag, The Katana DLX is available now and ripe for the picking.

UPDATE: Sorry guys, this is old news!

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.