Sprint M1 by Sanyo: 1 GB of internal memory

Sanyom1cPhones that double as digital audio players are all the rage, but a limiting factor up to this point has been the available memory of the device. Mainstream phone consumers don’t want to purchase separate memory cards that are easy to lose. Sprint just made it easier for these folks with the full-channel availability announcement of the M1 phone.

The M1 offers a full Gigabyte of internal storage; Sprint claims that you can fit at least 16 hours of music on the phone. Sprint says the M1 offers "stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology, a 2.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus, nine equalizer settings for fine-tuning the listening experience, and background music mode for listening to music while checking e-mail, surfing the Web or sending text messages. The M1 by SANYO also has external controls and large external LCD for optimal usability."

I suspect that the mega-storage is useful mainly for Sprint’s Music Store and Sprint Movies; perhaps we’ve got someone on Sprint that can verify? The M1 is available for full retail price at $349.99 or is $199.99 with a two-year agreement.