Fusing cutting-edge style with powerful music capabilities, the Katana® Eclipse X offers a unique new illumination feature that allows you to identify callers and messages with customizable light effects.
Released for Sprint, the Katana Eclipse X is enhanced with One Click, allowing consumers to access functions they use most. One Click can personalize the home screen to organize options such as text messaging, Google search, Sprint Navigation, email, favorite Web sites, music and call log. It can access Google or add shortcuts to websites on the home screen. Scrolling its customizable carousel-style menu offers status alerts - for example, the number of new messages appears. The Katana Eclipse X is compatible with Sprint TV for live and on-demand content, Sprint Music Store for full-length tracks, Sprint Radio with more than 150 channels and an integrated MP3 player with microSD card slot supporting up to 8GB (256 MB card included). Additional features include stereo Bluetooth technology, external music navigation controls and a 1.3-megapixel camera with zoom and video camcorder.
Also included is a 500 name capacity, customizable phone book, alarm, calendar, calculator, stopwatch and the ever present World Clock. There are voice command controls for dialing, recording and speakerphone.
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Quite enjoyable in terms of aesthetic features
The inside of the Eclipse X features a large keypad with with rectangular keys that seemed a bit stiff during use. The phone offers dedicated back, speaker, and camera buttons, but it should be noted that none of the keys located around the d-pad cluster can be read in the dark, even when the backlight is on. That makes the phone a bit harder for novices to use when the lights go down...More
The inside of the Eclipse X features a large keypad with with rectangular keys that seemed a bit stiff during use. The phone offers dedicated back, speaker, and camera buttons, but it should be noted that none of the keys located around the d-pad cluster can be read in the dark, even when the backlight is on. That makes the phone a bit harder for novices to use when the lights go down.
In terms of call audio, the Eclipse seemed a bit muddled during our test calls and wasn't as clear as we had hoped. The speakerphone, on the other hand, provided us with audio that was easily as good as we heard on non-speakerphone calls. 3G browsing data rates on the Eclipse X were fairly slow, typically coming in at about 350Kbps. But the Eclipse's browser performed poorly not only in speed, but also did not format sites correctly, even many mobile specific sites.
Overall we found Sprint's Katana Eclipse X quite enjoyable in terms of aesthetic features, like the ultra cool lighting effects and quick access to media related functions. But under its hood, the Eclipse seemed to fall short of the mark.
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