Sprint has yet to make any official mention of this phone's existence, but we've seen just about enough evidence to convince ourselves that the Katana DLX is the real deal. Positioned as a slightly higher-end rendition of the Katana II, the DLX mercifully adds the EV-DO data that both the II and the original Katana are sorely lacking. How do we know? Well, there's the FCC filing of course, but Sanyo has now seemingly admitted that the Katana DLX is the real deal and promises a near-term launch (think July) on Sprint. Other features include a microSD slot, 1.3 megapixel camera, and Bluetooth with A2DP, making this one a solid midrange offering if flips (or Sanyos) are your thing. Check it in "Platinum Ice," "Pink Satin," and "Champagne" -- pictured in that order -- when it hits shelves.

Update:
It's on Sprint's site, all official-like. $129.99 on contract after rebates.

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Sanyo fesses up to Katana DLX for Sprint