Sprint recently launched the Android powered Sanyo Zio, manufactured by Kyocera. This handset features the Sprint ID, which allows Zio users to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers.
We are confident that Zio’s blend of style, functionality and affordability will make the virtually unlimited customization and personalization of Android available to entirely new groups of consumers who were intimidated by the technology or price of previous smartphones. Zio humanizes the technology and puts the power of Android in a sleek, attractive device,said Yasuhiro Oishi, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc.
Sanyo Zio features a 3.5 inch WVGA touchscreen display with virtual QWERTY keyboard, 480 x 800 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 operating system, Sprint ID, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video playback, MP3 player, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 512MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 2GB microSD card included.
Other features include an intuitive trackball for easy navigation, Wi-Fi connectivity, Sprint Zone, Sprint Music Plus, Visual voicemail, GPS, upto 4.6 hours of talk time, 1130 mAH battery. Sanyo Zio will be available only in one color – Black with Silver trim.
Sanyo Zio comes with a price tag of $99.99 with a new two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. This handset will be available from October 10, in all Sprint retail channels or you can also purchase it online.