Attention surfers, water skiers, fishermen, Jacuzzi talkers, sewer workers and rainmakers. There is a new phone that you don't have to worry about when it is submersed in water. The new Sanyo Tahoe by Kyocera, a
ruggedized handset that, despite its good looks, can withstand some of
the harshest elements and 30 minutes of full immersion in water up to
one meter (3.28 feet) deep.
Sanyo Tahoe's ergonomic shape is covered in a non-slip Dura-Grip texture
to ensure a solid grip. It has a 2-inch QVGA TFT internal display and
1-inch monochrome external display. The phone includes 256MB of
internal memory, a 1GB microSD memory card (provided with handset), and
support for memory cards up to 32GB.
Sanyo Tahoe uses CDMA 1xEV-DO
network technology, supporting autonomous GPS and Java Multitasking for
third-party location-based services. For workplace or family settings, Sanyo Tahoe can restrict incoming and outgoing voice calls with password
protection, disable both the camera and web access, and lock the phone's
GPS functionality so that the phone's location can always be tracked. Sanyo Tahoe offers a talk time of up to 6.1 hours.
Sanyo Tahoe's rugged exterior and non-slip grip make it right at home on
construction sites, security beats, delivery routes--anywhere you need
(or want) to be. Being "military tough" (military standard 810G) means
it can stand up to dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing
rain and water immersion.
Sanyo Tahoe supports applications including Sprint Navigation and
Sprint Family Locator, and it includes a robust front-ported speaker phone
and a 2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder.
Sanyo Tahoe is
available beginning today (12/9) through direct-ship sales channels, including
Sprint stores for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.