updated 10:40 am EST, Mon December 4, 2006
Sanyo M1 at Sprint
Sprint today revealed that it carries the Sanyo M1, a high-end music phone targeted at frequent listeners. The clamshell design holds a full 1GB of internal memory, allowing it to store a large number of AAC, AAC+, or MP3 songs without requiring a removable card. Dedicated music controls on the outer shell also give control without having to open the phone itself; the phone also has access to Sprint's own radio and TV streaming services.
The M1 is equally notable for its camera, according to the cellular provider. Its 2-megapixel camera is uncommon amongst music phones and includes autofocus for more accurate photos. Sanyo's device is additionally one of Sprint's Power Vision phones, supporting EVDO broadband as well as video capture. The phone ships today for $350 at retail or $200 alongside a two-year service plan. A profile gallery follows after the jump.