Sprint’s Sanyo Incognito Touts Glow-Through QWERTY Keypad

Sanyo Incognito

Smartphones might be all the rage, but that doesn’t mean messaging phones don’t provide a decent solutions to many mobile communications needs. To that end, Sprint has announced it is launching the Sanyo Incognito on November 30, with full retail sales beginning December 6. The Incognito features a glossy black, streamlined form factor sports an external OLED status display, but reveals a full QWERTY keypad and a 2.6-inch QVGA display when flipped open. And forget sticker shock: the Incognito will run just $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate…so long as its purchased with a two-year service agreement.

“I’m sure Incognito will be topping many holiday gift lists this season,” said Kyocera VP Atsushi Kodera, in a statement. (Kyocera handles Sanyo-branded devices.) “With its amazing combination of style and functionality for less than $50, it’s about as foolproof a gift idea as you’ll see this year.”

The Incognito features a glow-through keypad and haptic feedback when buttons are pressed, making it easy to use even in confusing conditions. The Incognito also features a 2.0 megapixel camera, microSD storage, along with music and video playback features so users can tap into their personal media collections. The Incognito also includes social networking applications supporting Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, along with Web browsing, email, and text messaging.

Of course, the Incognito can also tap into Sprint’s mobile content offerings, including navigation, television, streaming music, and sports content.

The Incognito will run $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year service plan. The phone goes on sale online November 30, and hits Sprint retail locations December 6.

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