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Sprint Introduces the Sanyo 5300 Built-in Camera Mobile Handset
Posted: 16-Oct-2002 [Source: Sprint PCS press release - edited]

[Sprint announces the new Sanyo 5300, America's first wireless handset with a built-in camera, for use on Sprint's enhanced PCS network.]

Overland Park, Kan. -- Point, shoot, click and call: this and more is possible with the PCS Phone by Sanyo 5300 - America's first wireless phone with a built-in camera, unveiled today by Sprint and Sanyo. The PCS Phone by Sanyo 5300 combines the functionality of a digital camera with the clear calls of a PCS Phone enabling Sprint wireless customers to instantly shoot, view and share photos nationwide in addition to making crystal clear calls on the PCS enhanced nationwide network. The 5300 is designed to support the PCS VisionSM applications and services, including downloadable Java-based games, animated ringers and screen savers. Sprint, which operates the largest all-digital, nationwide PCS network and Sanyo will offer the PCS Phone by Sanyo 5300 to customers nationwide in November for a suggested retail price of $399.99. The PCS Phone by Sanyo 5300 offers a VGA digital camera (640 x 480) with digital zoom, portrait flash and Vision-enabled wireless voice and data communications capabilities. The 2.1-inch internal color screen supports 65,536 colors and provides a vibrant, multi-dimensional experience when viewing photos, screen savers, animated ringers and games. The external Caller ID screen offers the convenience of quickly identifying an incoming call through the number or through one of six color selections and Photo-Caller ID.

Specific product features of the 5300 include:

Built-in Camera:

-Camera built-in, with flash: VGA 310,000 Pixels Camera Resolution: High (VGA: 640 x 480), Med (QVGA: 320 x 240), Low (QQVGA: 160 X 120) Options: Flash (On/Off), Self-timer (10 sec, 5 sec, Off)

-Brightness (Auto, Manual-9 steps)

-White Balance (Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual-9 steps)

-Color Tone (Antique, Black & White, Negative) Quality (Fine, Normal)

-Adjustable Shutter Volume (Loud, Soft, Off)

-Zoom: X4 (when QVGA), X4 and X16 (when QQVGA) Flash: Flash by high-luminance LED is most effective when the object is about 2 or 3 feet from the handset

Photo Enhancement Options:

-Upload/Share: Captured photo can be shared with family and friends, and can be uploaded to Pictures account at PCS Vision Pictures web site,

-Assign Photo: Captured photo can be assigned for Incoming Calls, Screen Saver and Phone Book entries.

-Online Pictures: Access the PCS Vision Pictures web site to manage and view online photo albums.

PCS Phone:

-Dual Band/ Tri Mode PCS Phone

-WAP 2.0 Browser

-Java TM ready

-GPS-enabled for future emergency and location-based services

-Weight: 4.13 oz

-Dimensions: 3.7" x 1.9" x 1.1"

-Expected battery Life: The 5300 will come packaged with a standard battery and an extended battery providing 2.7 hours talk and 10.4 days standby and 3.8 hours talk and 15 days standby, respectively.

-Main LCD: 65,536-color, 2.1 inch TFT half-permeable type

-External LCD: 65,536-color, 1 inch STN half-permeable type

-Built-in Answering Machine: Allows the user to listen in as the caller leaves a message; in addition the user is able to answer the call anytime while the caller leaves their message.

-Multiple Language: Supports voice and text prompts in English and Spanish.

-Calculator, World Clock, Game

PCS Vision from Sprint is available when using this phone. The service allows customers to browse the Internet wirelessly with speeds comparable to a home computer's dial-up connection; check personal and corporate e-mail; download polyphonic ringers and full-color, graphically-rich games and screen savers; and take and receive pictures on select Vision-enabled PCS Phones.


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