OMG! Sprint Announces Ultra-Affordable Sanyo SCP-2700

sanyo-scp-2700smallNot all text messaging fiends care about 3G data for browsing the Web or streaming video. Many of them are just looking for a simple, straightforward device with a full QWERTY keyboard. The Sanyo SCP-2700 is just that, which will costs only $29.99 (with two-year agreement and after $50 mail-in rebate) when it goes on sale in May. This 1xRTT device, available in Deep Blue and Impulsive Pink with a subtle floral pattern, also lets MySpace and Facebook users post updates and photos on the go. Not only does the SCP-2700 support threaded text messaging, it comes with a dedicated emoticon key. Its 2.2-inch color display will give you plenty of room to read both incoming texts and for accessing Sprint Mobile E-mail (with support for AOL, Gmail, Windows Live, and Yahoo). You can also use this phone for getting turn-by-turn GPS directions via Sprint Navigation. A 1.3-MP camera, Sprint Family Locator, and Bluetooth round out the features. Full specs after the jump.

Sanyo SCP-2700 Features

ENTERTAINMENT AND PERSONALIZATION

· 1.3 MP camera with 12-step digital zoom with 2x magnification

· Sprint Picture Mail – also comes equipped with Sprint’s Social Zone, allowing access to Photobucket, MySpace and Facebook, allowing users to post mobile photos and updates from virtually anywhere, anytime

· Downloadable screensavers, ring tones, applications and games

· Sprint Family Locator allows families to locate their loved ones

PRODUCTIVITY

· Text messaging capable with threaded messages and quick-access button

· Dedicated emoticon key to quickly add flair to any message J

· Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings

· Sprint Mobile Email for access to POP3 email, including AOL®, Yahoo!, Windows Live™ and Gmail as well as corporate email

· Integrated BluetoothÒ wireless technology

· Rear-ported speakerphone with dedicated key

· SMS Voice Messaging-capable

· Voice-activated dialing

· Wireless Backup to manage contacts list in the event that the phone is lost, stolen or damaged

· Restrict and Lock allows the user to set limits on when and how the device is used

· Built-in tools, including calendar, scheduler, to-do list, world clock, calculator, stopwatch and alarm clock

· Internal phone book to hold up to 600 contact entries (allows 7 phone numbers, 3 email addresses and 1 web address per contact entry)

SPECIFICATIONS

· Two color options: Deep Blue and Impulsive Pink

· Dimensions: 4.3″ x 2.4″ x 0.6″; Weight: 3.4 oz.

· Internal display: 2.2” 65K color TFT LCD (320×240)

· Standard battery: Rechargeable lithium ion (Li-ion) battery provides up to 4.8 hours continuous talk time

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Mark Spoonauer
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Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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