Sprint launches HTC Touch Pro, Sanyo Katana

As the holiday shopping season switches into high gear in November, Sprint Nextel has officially launched two more phones in its holiday lineup.

Today Sprint launched the Kyocera Sanyo Katana Eclipse X, an EV-DO phone that uses Sprint's One Click user interface, allowing users to drop tiles onto the standby screen to access favorite features. The phone is an update of the Eclipse, which was first launched in August and features different lighting modes that can be assigned to specific callers or alerts and messages. The phone also features an MP3 player, microSD slot capable of holding 8GB and a 1.3 megapixel camera. The phone is being sold for $99.99 with a two-year service contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Consumers can also buy the HTC Touch Pro via Sprint's web site today. The HTC Pro has all of the features of the HTC Touch Diamond--Windows Mobile 6.1, a web experience powered by the Opera browser and a 3.2 megapixel camera--but it also has a few upgrades. It uses TouchFLO 3D user interface and has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, expandable memory capability (a 1GB card is included) and comes with a handy business card scanning application that uses the phone's camera. The phone is going for $299.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

For more:
- see this release
- see this article on the HTC Touch Pro
- see these pictures of the HTC Touch Pro
- see these photos of the Sanyo Katana

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