So, where will the Sanyo Katana Eclipse first launch? Nope, it’s not Sprint. Turns out, the newest clamshell from Sanyo will be offered first in Canada through Bell Mobility. The Sanyo Katana Eclipse has been getting some disproportionate press recently, considering its mid-range feature-set, but there’s no doubt that the affordable flip-phone will find plenty of welcoming arms as the handset makes its way around North America.
Bell is offering the Sanyo Katana Eclipse for $49.95 as long as you’re willing to sign a 3-year contract. Canadians looks for a shorter-term 2-year contract will be paying $99.95 for the clamshell, while those looking for a 1-year commitment (it’s okay, we’re afraid of the “C” word too) can expect a $224.95 price-point. Can’t bear to sign your name on the dotted line? The Sanyo Katana Eclipse will cost you $274.95 free and clear of any contract obligations.
In return for your hard-earned Loonies, Bell will trade you a Sanyo Katana Eclipse packed with a 1.3 megapixel camera, 10MB of internal storage, MP3 player, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a 2-inch internal display with a 1-inch external display. The Sanyo Katana Eclipse is definitely a middle-of-the-road handset, but this stylish flip is all about the price-tag.