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Sprint intros Sanyo MM-5600
Posted: 20-Feb-2005 [Source: Sprint]

[Sprint's MM-5600 from Sanyo features a 1.3 megapixel camera, camcorder, 16MB miniSD card, 260,000-color screen, USB cable for printing photos directly from the phone, streams video at 15 frames a second, and is PTT enabled.]

Overland Park, KA -- Sprint and Sanyo announced today the Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Multimedia Phone MM-5600 by Sanyo at this year's Photo Marketing Association Annual Convention and Trade Show. The MM-5600 by Sanyo allows customers to listen to stereo-quality music; take, share and print quality photos; and view the latest video content from nationally recognized brands in the news and entertainment industry at up to 15 frames per second with the built-in media player, all from a single device.

The MM-5600 by Sanyo has a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash, digital zoom and macro setting for capturing close-ups and a video camcorder for catching special moments. The device comes packaged with a 16MB removable miniSD memory card and adapter, plus stereo earphones and USB cable for printing photos directly from the phone to any PictBridge-enabled printer. Coming mid-March, the MM-5600 by Sanyo will be available nationwide at Sprint Stores and online for $429.99 or $279.99 after rebate.

The phone supports Picture Mail(SM) and Sprint PCS Video Mail optional services, making it easy for customers to instantly share pictures, video and audio right from the phone direct to other compatible phones or to any email address. Images can be stored on the miniSD card to expand storage space.

The miniSD card enhances the many features of the MM-5600 by Sanyo by offering a simple, portable way to store high-resolution images, video clips and music files. The files on the card can be easily downloaded to a PC for backup. With the included adapter, the miniSD card can be used to easily exchange data with select SD-compatible devices, such as PocketPCs, digital cameras and other handheld devices.

The built-in 1.3-megapixel camera with flash, digital zoom and macro settings for capturing close-ups captures photos with resolution quality to make very good 4 in. x 6 in. prints. The MM-5600 by Sanyo features a QVGA-resolution TFT LCD screen. The 260,000-color screen and 240 x 320 resolution provide sharp detail of objects when viewing videos, photos, games and other images on the phone.

Photos in the camera phone are one thing, but being able to easily print them is the latest in useful innovation. The miniSD card with adapter can be used to print photos from a printer or kiosk that supports SD cards. Customers can also print images stored on the phone or miniSD card by connecting directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer. Pictures can also be sent directly to any participating Fujifilm "Get the Picture Online Service" retail photofinisher for in-store pick-up. Images and albums also can be managed, shared and sent to print at retail online at .

With Sprint PCS Video Mail, customers can also shoot 30-second video clips with the built-in camcorder to be wirelessly shared. With an optional 128MB or larger miniSD card, customers can shoot up to 90 minutes of video.

Mobile music also takes a giant leap forward with this phone's high-quality MP3/AAC player and its stereo earphones, making it easier than ever for customers to enjoy their favorite music files via their phone. The USB cable, packaged with the phone, can be used to move unprotected MP3 files from the PC to a miniSD card in the phone making the MM-5600 by Sanyo a portable music device and phone all in one.

The MM-5600 by Sanyo also features Sprint PCS Ready Link, a walkie-talkie- like service that provides a quick and convenient way to communicate one-on-one or with groups of up to five.

Sprint is launching the phone at this year's Photo Marketing Association Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Orlando Convention Center, Feb. 20-23.


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