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Sprint PCS Unveils Sanyo 8100
Posted: 18-Mar-2003 [Source: Sprint PCS]

[Sanyo's 8100 is first handset to offer the addition of a ten-second voice/sound message to be sent along with wireless photos taken with its built-in camera. ]

New Orleans, CTIA -- Sprint and Sanyo unveiled the PCS Phone by Sanyo 8100, the first built-in camera phone to add a ten-second voice message to any picture, then send it wirelessly to family and friends. Using voice message service included with PCS VisionSM from Sprint, those who own a PCS Phone by Sanyo 8100 can instantly capture life's special moments with sound, as well as with sight. Users simply select voice message mode for any picture, then easily record anything from descriptive comments to ambient sounds. Images with voice messages can then be uploaded to a photo account on the Sprint Pictures web site and readily sent to other PCS Vision phones or computers, for sharing nationwide.

The PCS Phone by Sanyo 8100 with built-in camera offers Vision-enabled wireless voice and data communications capabilities. The 1.8-inch internal TFT LCD supports 65,536 colors and provides a rich, compelling experience when viewing photos, screen savers, animated ringers and games. The 1-inch external TFT 65,536-color LCD offers users the convenience of Caller ID for quickly identifying incoming calls by their number, or Photo-Caller ID, for instantaneously identifying incoming calls by viewing a previously selected image of the caller that has been linked to the handset's internal phone book.

The Sanyo 8100 will be the centerpiece of the Sprint camera phone line-up," said Len Lauer, president of the PCS Division of Sprint.

PCS VisionSM 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.

The PCS Phone by Sanyo 8100 specifically supports the following PCS Vision applications:

Pictures -- Capture, view and instantly send images wirelessly using the PCS Phone by Sanyo 8100.

Web -- PCS Vision provides an improved Web experience with downloads, icons and full-color graphic versions of popular Internet sites.

Ringers -- Sprint was the first to offer polyphonic ringtones and now, with Vision-enabled PCS Phones from Sprint, users can express even more personality with hundreds of unique downloadable ringers, including the latest music releases, showtunes and sound effects that can be assigned to specific numbers in the address book.

Messaging -- PCS Vision makes wireless messaging services from Sprint an extension of the desktop experience with fully functioning Web-based PCS Mail, PCS Short Mail, Wireless Chat and Messaging Fun games.

Screen Savers -- PCS Vision allows customers to personalize their wireless service by wirelessly downloading screen savers right from their phone, many featuring synchronized animation.


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