The legendary Katana, best known as a precision instrument sword used by the Samurai, has a new identity, that of a cutting-edge wireless phone by Sprint and SANYO. This ultra-thin handset features Bluetooth and a built-in VGA camera. Making its debut throughout the month of July in four bold colors, including Mystic Black, Blue Sapphire, Cherry Blossom Pink, and Polar White, which is a color that will be sold exclusively at RadioShack, the Katana will be available at Sprint Stores, online and at select third-party retailers for $279.99 or $79.99 after rebates with a two-year subscriber agreement.
“The Katana by SANYO bridges the best in mobile phone design with Sprint’s powerful network to deliver an affordable wireless phone that’s truly unique and exclusive to Sprint customers,” said Oliver Valente, senior vice president of product development for Sprint. “With four colors to choose from, customers get to express themselves via a very personal device that’s always with them. The wireless phone is becoming a cultural staple of our day, and it can be as unique as the person who carries it.”
“The Katana wireless phone is symbolic of SANYO’s highly regarded craftsmanship, which has earned us high marks from consumers and from our peers in the industry,” said Andy Kodera, senior vice president and general manager of SANYO Fisher Company’s Wireless Communications Division. “The SANYO Katana™ is fashioned from a long-standing tradition of precision, style and beauty – much like the katana sword of the past,” Kodera explained. Continue>>