updated 04:30 pm EDT, Thu June 28, 2007
Sanyo Katana DLX Leak
A sequel to Sanyo's well-known Katana flip-phone is real and close at hand, a leak on Sprint's own developer site shows. Virtually complete, the handset should be at least as slender and will have all the staple features expected of a mid-range phone, including a camera with still and video capture support, Bluetooth, and EVDO mobile broadband. Media playback support should be broad with AAC audio and H.264 video joining more typical MP3, MPEG-4, and other formats. The now standard microSD card slot should be accompanied by 96MB of internal flash.
As a strictly technical site, the developer page declines talk of pricing or availability, though the state suggests a near-term release. Sprint-specific online services such as streaming Internet radio and video are very likely to appear, as is access to Sprint's online music store. [via SlashPhone]