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Koei held a surprise media event yesterday, during which journalists got to try out some of their upcoming games, including Dynasty Whatever and Other Dynasty Game. Game|Life's Chris Kohler tried out the Wii permutation of their Japan-based Samurai Warriors, called Samurai Warriors Katana, which re...

August 4th 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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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 th...

July 14th 2007 at 10:37pm 0 Comments
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Looks like Sprint has dropped the drapes on Sanyo's Katana II handset, as it is showing on Sprint's website as of now. The SCP-6650 Katana II makes a few decent strides over the EV-DO-less original Katana from last year, including a refined design and a more RAZR-esque profile, but with the Katana I...

July 4th 2007 at 9:18am 0 Comments
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Any excitement we would've had for the coming of the Katana's replacement has been tempered by a totally bogus lack of EV-DO -- but as a thin, inexpensive flip, it looks like the Katana II should be able to hold its own against the competition. This here is the first decent picture we've seen of th...

June 25th 2007 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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So it turns out Sprint's Sanyo Katana is going to be met by no fewer than two successors. Besides the previously-seen Katana II, the FCC's been hooked up with the Katana DLX, a reasonably attractive (from what little we can tell) flip that features EV-DO, Bluetooth, microSD expansion, camera, and a...

June 22nd 2007 at 12:31pm 0 Comments
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The Katana II has been a rumored device on Sprint for quite some time, but what we haven't been able to find out is whether it makes good on the original Katana's critical failure to include 3G. The device was originally billed as a low-cost alternative to the RAZR, but let's be honest: the RAZR ai...

May 24th 2007 at 3:22pm 0 Comments
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While a bevy of gadgets have been laid to rest for 15 seconds of YouTube fame, Sony's PSP has somehow eluded the brutal beatings that the iPod, PlayStation 3, Wii, and other highly coveted gizmos have suffered. Unfortunately, the PlayStation Portable has now received the same off-kilter treatment as...

January 22nd 2007 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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Authenticity is tough to verify here, but what we've heard from an inside source here regarding Sprint Nextel's launch estimates for the first half of the new year -- including some devices that have already hit the streets -- seems totally plausible, if not probable. Samsung's been tapped to provi...

January 18th 2007 at 10:54am 0 Comments
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Following up its pink variation on the Sanyo 3100 handset, Qwest is now also offering a slightly more subdued "Cherry Blossom Pink" version of Sanyo's slim Katana handset, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As with the 3100, 10% of the sales from the phone (up to $100,000) will be donat...

October 4th 2006 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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Some of us have had it up to here with RAZR variants, accessories, and knockoffs, but it appears slim flips are here to stay regardless of what a few grumbling Engadget editors have to say on the matter. Sprint customers looking to get in on the action without breaking the bank might look toward t...

July 7th 2006 at 2:29pm 0 Comments
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As expected, Sanyo's new RAZR competitor the 6600, otherwise known as Katana, has been finally been unsheathed and is now up for grabs on Sprint's website. The dual band/tri-mode phone (sorry, no EV-DO) weighs in at a paltry 3.4 ounces and packs a pretty out-dated VGA camera, along with Bluetooth f...

July 5th 2006 at 4:29pm 0 Comments
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Sprint customers looking for a little more color (and a little less Samsung) than the A900 provides should be happy to know that Sanyo's upcoming 6600 -- you may know it as the Katana -- is looking as hot in the wild as it did in the promo shots. This is apparently a dummy model we're se...

June 29th 2006 at 12:59pm 0 Comments