The "1-Minute" Review
The Sanyo Katana Eclipse is the fifth in the Katana franchise and holds its own quite well.
This CDMA clamshell has a modern, glossy look and feel and comes with a mid-range feature set sure to please the casual user and pernicious alike.
Measuring only 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.7 inches and weighing just 3.4 ounces, the Eclipse is small, but small in a good way, not cramped or difficult to use.
The main display is a 2 inch, 176 x 220 pixel screen capable of reproducing the now standard 65K colors. The secondary, external display measures 1 inch and has a 96 x 96 resolution and can be used for GPS navigation. The Eclipse is rated at 4.6 hours of talk time.
The phone also has a 1.3MP camera, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 and internet access via a WAP 2.0 browser.
Also included is a 500 name capacity, customizable phone book, alarm, calendar, calculator, stopwatch and the ever present World Clock. There are voice command controls for dialing, recording and speakerphone.
The Eclipse has a unique look and a useful feature set and should please flip phone fans.
Prices (Where to Buy)
Sanyo released the Katana Eclipse on August 11, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sanyo Katana Eclipse user manual here.
Sanyo backs up the Katana Eclipse with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Katana Eclipse has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sanyo support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sanyo's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.