Vodafone K.K. announced today that from July 15 it will offer the V401SA by Sanyo [.jpg image] which features a built-in FM radio tuner. The V401SA’s main feature is an FM radio tuner that lets customers enjoy FM broadcasts in stereo sound. Customers can also take photos and enjoy the Vodafone live! mobile internet service while listening to FM radio broadcasts simultaneously. In addition, the V401SA supports the “Now on Air” function so customers can retrieve song titles and artists names in real time while they listen to the radio. The new model features advanced slide-type design, 1.3 megapixel camera and lots of storage to saving photos for easy printing.
Full Press Release [.pdf]
The V401SA features a built-in FM radio tuner for the enjoyment of FM radio broadcasts in stereo sound. By using the stereo earphones with FM antenna, customers can enjoy listening to the FM radio broadcasts in consideration of those around them. The tuner can also receive the audio of TV channels 1-3 in addition to FM radio. Bundled stereo earphones with FM antenna required to listen to FM radio. Interference may be encountered according to usage environment.
- Possible to operate handset while listening to FM radio broadcasts;
While listening to the FM radio broadcasts, customers can also take photos*1 and enjoy the Vodafone live! mobile internet service. To make mobile FM radio listening even more enjoyable, the V401SA supports the “Now on Air” *2 function so customers can retrieve song titles and artists names in real time.*1: Not possible to listen to FM radio while recording video.*2: Communication charges apply when accessing the Now on Air site.
- High capacity for saving photos, easy printing;
The V401SA comes with a high-capacity 12MB data folder so many photos can be saved to memory. In addition, the V401SA supports PictBridge so one can easily make photo prints by directly connecting a USB cable from the handset to a printer and bypassing a PC.
- Advanced slide-type design
The V401SA has a slim body that is 20mm thick and features a slide open design. Photos can be displayed even more vividly using the handset?s 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera and large-size 2.4-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixel) LCD..Main SpecificationsSize (Width x Height x Thickness) Approx. 49 x 108 x 20mm (when closed, excluding antenna protrusion)
Weight Approx. 113g
Continuous talk time/standby time Approx. 150 min./approx. 350 hours (when closed)
FM radio continuous play time Max. of approx. 30 hours (after full battery charge)
Display 2.4-inch (240 x 320 pixel) TFT LCD (65,536 colors)
Pixels/type 1.3 million effective pixels/CMOS
Zoom 26 steps, 8x (when taking still photos)
7steps, 5.4x (when recording video) Mobile camera
Maximum photo size 1,280 x 960 dots
Maximum no. of displayable characters (full size)
36 characters (6 characters by 6 lines)
90 characters (10 characters by 9 lines: standard size)
132 characters (12 characters by 11 lines)
340 characters (20 characters by 17 lines)
Maximum mail capacity (received/sent) 2,000/800 mails
Maximum still photo capacity (no. of photos) 12MB, shared (maximum 1,024)
Ring tone voices 40
Other main features
IrDA, remote control function (TV, VCR, DVD), PictBridge
support, English-Japanese bilingual interface, weather indicator
Handset colors Glove Khaki, Trick Orange, Spray White
Retail Price (standard set): open price