|The CDMA clamshell from Sanyo looks like any other , but its real feature remains hidden till you actually try it out. Simply jot something down on a piece of paper and take a photograph, the image recognition technology of the phone is smart enough to actually make sense of it and save it. This is quite similar to the jotter function of the SonyEricsson P910i which also recognises the handwriting, difference being that you cant expect the handset to recognise whats written on paper.|
Again the W41SA can save the image of the writing as is without attempting to make sense of it if you so desire. This is useful in making a map or drawing. The camera which does this is a 1.3 megapixel lens and the OCR (Optical chracter recognition technology supports English and Japanese language).
Also the image recognition feature should not be confused with being a touchpad. Additional features include a built-in music player which supports several different media types. The W41SA also has a mini SD card slot so you can actually fill up the card with music files and keep the phone memory free for other uses. The stereo speakers make use of Yamaha's Audio Engine to get a 3D sound effect. For some reason thats not exactly apparent, the phone has two microphones. This allows you to record conversations while making use of the loudspeaker. The internal memory of the phone is equivalent to 50 megabytes (supports 1 GB mini SD card additionally).
The 108 gram petite clamshell has dimensions of 49 × 99 × 21 mm. Color options are blue, silver and pink. Unfortunately the phone lacks Felica card compatibility. The primary display has 262,000 colors and is of 2.3 inches in size. The sub display meanwhile is 72 x 96 pixels. The 1x CDMA terminal is expected to go on sale in the middle of February.