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SANYO and Sprint Introduce The Power Bar RL-4920
Posted: 19-Jun-2004 [Source: Sanyo]

[New Power Bar from Sanyo has a high capacity battery offering 5.5 hours of talk time and offers Sprint PCS Ready Link functionality for communicating one-on-one or with a group of up to six people.]

Overland Park, KS -- Sprint and SANYO announce the expansion of SANYO's family of award-winning wireless phones with the introduction of the Sprint PCS Vision Ready Link RL-4920 by SANYO. Dubbed "The Power Bar" for its high-capacity battery power, the RL-4920 boasts an unprecedented 5.5 hours of PCS talk time and 7 days of standby time. It will be available nationwide in Sprint Stores, RadioShack and Best Buy stores, and online at for a suggested retail price of $219.99, with special rebates depending on the service agreement.

The RL-4920 by Sanyo is the most feature-rich phone in SANYO's 4000 Series line of bar-type PCS phones, which have earned a reputation for performance, reliability and ease of use. The RL-4920 represents not only an improvement in battery performance, but also an improvement in form factor, with a design that is noticeably sleeker and lighter than previous models in this family.

Also new to this model is Sprint PCS Ready Link functionality. Sprint PCS Ready Link gives users a quick, convenient way to communicate one-on-one or with groups of up to six people with the push of a button. Ideal for short "get in, get out" conversations, Sprint PCS Ready Link is an efficient and cost-effective way to quickly access co-workers, clients, suppliers, family and friends anywhere on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.

"Our 4000 Series phones are well-respected and considered by many to be our 'workhorse' models due their excellent quality, clean designs and simplicity of use," said Atsushi Kodera, group vice president and general manager of SANYO Fisher Company's Wireless Communications Division. "Fans of this line will be happy to see that the RL-4920 remains true to the spirit of its predecessors, while offering improved battery life, a smaller size, Ready Link capability and other powerful features."

Feature Highlights of the PCS Phone by SANYO RL-4920 include:

* Digital talk time for up to 5.5 hours with included standard 1700mAh Lithium Ion battery. Digital standby time is up to 7 days.

* A thumb-operable PCS Ready Link button on the side of the phone makes it easy to instantly speak with family members, friends or co-workers from coast-to-coast.

* Voice memo with up to 50 minutes of audio storage.

* 1.6-inch, 65,000-color main display reveals the phone's main menu, features and modes, and provides an exciting, high-quality viewing experience with PCS Vision-enabled Web sites, downloadable Java-based games and screen savers.

* Built-in answering machine allows the user to screen calls or to answer anytime while the caller is leaving a message.

* Voice Activated Calling for quick and easy dialing.

* Web Browsing capability.

* 2-Way Text Messaging (2-way Short Messaging Service)

* 32-chord polyphonic ringer, CMX (3.0).

* Downloadable ringers and games.

* Downloadable formats including: Java MIDP 1.0, PNG, JPEG, BMP, WBMP, CMX (3.0), Midi, 13kQCELP.

* USB Support.

* 2.5mm Headset Jack.

* Alarm clock, event calendar, to-do list, calculator, world clock.

* The RL-4920 measures 4.22"H x 1.85"W x .89"D. Weight is 3.64 ounces.


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