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16 responses to “Sanyo PRO 700 Revealed by FCC”

  1. curious

    nothing special about this, has rev a and gps. it is a rugged handset, the phone is covered in a dark gray rubber. pretty cool but then again pretty not cool.

  2. brandon smith

    I have been waiting for this phones big brother (the Pro 800) for years. 🙂

  3. Dustin

    Can’t wait to see more pics!

  4. brandon smith

    QChat info:
    http://www.phonenews.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1052

    Sanyo Pro Series Discussion:
    http://www.phonenews.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1981

    These have been going for a while and are rather lengthy but have some nice info.

  5. LeavePriceAlone

    I saw, felt, used both these phones yesterday at my sales kicks off we made Qchat 2 Qchat calls and iDEN 2 Qchat calls pretty quick!!!

    one is mil spec the other is not

  6. brandon smith

    So they truly had iDen to CDMA ptt calls working? That is good news. Last I heard it was lab only but that has been months. This is more than long overdue.

  7. randomperson

    They were doing out of the lab testing well back in the early Summer of 2007. There was an update to people about it then, and little to nothing besides that since.

  8. tc1uscg

    “nothing special about this, has rev a and gps. it is a rugged handset, the phone is covered in a dark gray rubber. pretty cool but then again pretty not cool.”

    At least it’s not another stupid black berry or treo. I’ve had the Sanyo 7500 (7300 before that) and love the phone but the 7000 dropped the evdo and that caused me to get the samsung m520. When the POS samsung breaks, I’ll go back to the 700. QChat? Seen the 200 in action. It’s very fast (guess it works just like the old nextel service did).

  9. Alfonso Acevedo

    hi. i have a sanyo mm5600 i want to upgrade please tell me if getting the pro-700 will be a good upgrade this mm5600 is a good phone i hate to get out of this phone. you know the price on the pro- 700 t.y.

  10. The Pepperzonian

    I work in an environment full of scrapes, bumps, and urgency. My cell phone takes a lot of punishment. A police officer suggested I look into the Pro 700 as an upgrade from my Sanyo 3100 (which has served me well, I might add). I’ll be shopping around this 4th of July weekend. Thanx, Sprint/Nextel.

  11. opensky

    I HAVE THIS PHONE. I AM A TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL (hands on repair)
    and am very aware of quality issues on phones. THIS PHONE IS FAST.. I MEAN FERRARI FAST… ITS MENUS AND FUNCTION PREFORMANCE ARE OUTSTANDING. ITS LAID OUT VERY WELL. . SPEAKER PHONE IS EASILY HEARD IN JEEP WITH TOP DOWN GOING DOWN FREEWAY… THE BLUE ON BLACK KEYS ARE AWESOME DAY OR NIGHT, SIGNALS ARE ALWAYS 5 BARS
    ANYWHERE IN THE CITY AND AREA… THE SOFT BLACK STEALTH RUBBER CASE IS WAY COOL… BUT IT WILL MAR AND SCRATCH JUST BY LOOKING AT IT…SO IF YOU GET THE PHONE..BE WARY OF WHAT YOU SCRAPE IT AGIANST WHILE ON YOUR BELT… ID RECCOMEND PUTTING IT IN A SLIP IN LEATHER HOLDER AND CARRYING IT IN THE POCKET.. TO KEEP IT LOOKING NEW UNTILL SOMEONE MAKES AN EXTERNAL CLEAR SHELL FOR IT…. ABOUT THE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE IS THE STUPID SILVER FACE PLATE ON THE FLIP..ITS MICRO GROOVED ALUMINUM.. NOT EASILY PAINTED BLACK ..IM STILL SEARCHING FOR A WAY TO COLOR IT BLACK..
    THE CONNECTOR IS “”” MICRO USB “”” PAY ATTENTION HERE.. THAT MEANS ITS NOT MINI.. ITS MICRO USB !!!! IF YOU NEED A SYNC CABLE GET THE ONE FOR THE Z6 OR Motorola SKN6252

  12. Phil aka MOOSECHUCK

    Thanks, You hit the nail on the head with your review – Perfect. Put the face of the phone in a scanner and print it out. Use the full size paper as you stencil to trace out the “Stupid silver face plate” on a piece of mate black peal and stick contact paper. Cut with an Xacto knife. Stick it on. Painting never works on this stuff, wears too easy.

  13. opensky

    most awesome dude !

  14. opensky

    so far.. only found 3 bugs with this phone..

    one is the ucky silver face plate.. kinda goofs up the black stealth look..

    second.. the back & web keys are opposite of what would be better if they were switched with each other.

    rubber covering is TOO SOFT…

  15. opensky

    FOR NETWORK UPDATES ( PRL) THERE IS A CHOICE IN ONE OF THE TOOLS OR SETTINGS MENU , BIT ITS CALLED “PROFILE UPDATE” …IN CASE YOU DONT FEEL LIKE CALLING CUSTOMER SERVICE AND GETTING FLAGGED…
    I TRIED IT..IT WORKED WELL…

  16. Lola25

    OPENSKY…there is this place that you can get the face plate on your phone painted with this special coating, its amazing. Here is the website, check it out, I think that it would work perfect…. http://www.colorwarepc.com