Conclusion: The Sanyo PRO-700 does what it sets out to do, and does it well. Some Nextel customers will opt for the prettier LX400, but for those users accustomed to beating up their phones we think the 700 will be the device of choice. It strikes a great balance between form and function, offering a much better in-hand feel than any iDEN phone yet still being reassuringly rugged.
Pros: Good PTT performance, High-quality, comfortable design, Rev. A data, Lots of customization
Cons: Battery fell short of advertised, but is still good enough, Small display
Excerpt: The Sanyo Pro 700 is a rugged flip phone that merges a military-spec exterior (able to withstand dust, shock and vibration), with useful technology, including a built-in GPS transceiver, Bluetooth and excellent call clarity. People who work in the field will appreciate the durable, raised, rubberized alphanumeric buttons, the large, external time display, and the easy-grip feel resulting from the quality build materials used to create what is largely a Sanyo Pro 200 on...