Sprint to offer Sanyo VM4500 video phone

Sprintand Sanyo today announced the PCS VisionSM Video Phone VM4500 by Sanyo, the first phone in the U.S. to feature the ability to shoot digital video clips of up to 15 seconds in length with sound and take VGA-quality digital photos, as well as Sprint’s nationwide walkie-talkie service: PCS Ready Link. Users can instantly share both video clips and photos with family and friends or share them online using Sprint Picture Mail.

The compact, clamshell phone lets users attach a voice memo of up to 10 seconds in length to any video clip or still image. Also included is a built-in, High-Luminance LED that serves as a selectable flash for taking photos or as a movie light. The dual- band/tri-mode phone also offers photo zoom capability and a handy, built-in speakerphone for hands-free conversations.

“Since the launch of PCS Vision in August 2002, Sprint has been introducing new features and services designed to make the PCS Phone the third screen in our customers’ lives. The VM4500 from Sanyo includes every application Sprint has launched through PCS Vision from brand-new services such as Video Mail and Ready Link to downloadable ringers, screen savers and games,” said John Garcia, vice president of sales and distribution for Sprint. “This phone is perfect for customers who want innovation, fun and more communications options