August 18, 2008

Lights, Music, Action!

Katana Eclipse by SANYO is Sprint’s first multimedia phone to combine unique lighting effects with the advanced speeds and features of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. The innovative and fun illumination capability allows the user to assign lighting effects to specific callers as well as alerts and messages. Katana Eclipse offers a host of advanced features including live and on-demand TV, over-the-air song downloads, integrated GPS navigation, web browsing, and gaming. The microSDHC Memory card slot supports cards up to 8GB to hold songs, pictures, video, and contact back-up. Additional features include a built-in speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth® technology, external music navigation controls and an internal antenna. The attractive and slim phone easily slips into a pocket or purse.


  • 40 different lighting effects that can be assigned to callers, messages, alerts, and playing music including blink, pulse, echo, and multi-color patterns
  • Built-in MP3 player with MicroSDHC card slot supporting up to 8GB (256MB card included)
  • 1.3MP camera with 12x zoom and video camcorder
  • Sprint TV® with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
  • Sprint Music StoreSM offering over-the-air downloads of full-length songs
  • Sprint Radio with more than 150 channels
  • Downloadable screen savers, ring tones, applications and games


  • Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings
  • Sprint Mobile Email for access to POP3 email including AOL, Yahoo!, Gmail as well as corporate email
  • Integrated Stereo Bluetooth
  • High-quality speakerphone
  • Sprint Mobile Email for access to POP3 email including AOL, Yahoo!, Gmail as well as corporate email
  • Text and SMS Voice Messaging capable
  • Voice-activated dialing
  • Wireless Backup to manage contacts list in the event that the phone is lost, stolen or damaged
  • Restrict and Lock allows the user to set limits on when and how the device is used
  • Built-in productivity tools including a calendar, scheduler, to-do list, world clock, calculator, stopwatch and alarm clock
  • Internal phone book holds up to 500 name entries (700 phone numbers, 1,000 email and 500 Web addresses)


  • Dimensions: 3.6” x 1.9” x 0.7”; Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Internal display: 2.0” 65K color TFT LCD (176x220); External display: 1.0”
  • Standard battery: Rechargeable lithium ion (LiIon) battery provides up to 4.6 hours continuous talk time

Michelle Leff Mermelstein

Beverly Steinberg
GBL Public Relations for SANYO