Summary: The Sanyo 6600 Katana pales in comparison to the Motorola Razr and the Samsung MM-A900 in terms of design and features. But on its own, it's a pretty good midtier phone.
Pros: The Sanyo 6600 Katana has a slim silhouette and offers a VGA camera, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, text messaging, voice dialing, a voice recorder, and a wireless Web browser. It has a large external screen.
Cons: The Sanyo 6600 Katana's feature set is rather underwhelming and doesn't have 3G support like many of its slim counterparts. It also suffers from flat keys that are slippery and difficult to dial by feel.
Summary: This phone is not designed for technophiles or people who organize their entire lives through their cell phones – too many features are absent for this phone to appeal to those kind of users. It is designed for hip consumers who want all the standard communication features in a phone that achieves accessory status. In that effort, Sanyo fully succeeds, and I give them four stars for finding that place where form and function finally meet.
Excerpt: Motorola has developed some very innovative mobile devices. The Sanyo Katana by Sprint is a slim mobile device that fits into the flip phone category. This article is a detailed review of what this phone has to offer.
Excerpt: Sanyo’s Katana is a very thin flip that features a color outer display, VGA camera, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, speakerphone and a unique in-phone answering feature for call screening. With the Katana you also get a 700-entry address book, alarm, calculator, calendar, voice memo and a WAP browser. It also includes Predictive Text for faster input. The Sanyo Katana allows you to text, MMS, take pictures and access the internet.