The RL-4920's sporty candybar form factor sports a 128 x 112, 65,000-color display. An extendable antenna is located on the top right side of the phone and the rear panel is dominated by a speaker for speakerphone and voice dialing applications. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button above the handset's dial pad. The Ready Link service is operated by a button on the left side of the phone-- walkie-talkie style. A 2.5mm headset jack is also provided, as is a USB-compatible data connector.
The phone's built-in address book allows you to assign up to 300 entries, each storing seven numbers, with a total capacity for 500 numbers and 300 email and Web addresses. A separate Ready Link phone book provides easy access to 200 personal contacts and 200 company-provided contacts. You can customize your caller ID by linking a downloaded image or photo to a specific phone number in your phone book. Choose from 11 multi-chord, melodic ring tones and eight traditional ring tones, including vibrating alert. The RL-4920's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911 (where available). Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the RL-4920 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Sprint's digital PCS network, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.
Hands-free operation of your phone is easy with the built-in speakerphone. Voice recognition allows you to speak the name of anyone in your phonebook for rapid dialing. The RL-4920's Ready Link feature lets you enjoy the convenience of quick, walkie-talkie style communication at the touch of a button with one or several Ready Link users anywhere you go (Sprint PCS Ready Link service charges apply).
Messaging, Internet and Tools
If you need basic messaging capabilities, the RL-4920 has you covered as support is built-in for sending and receiving SMS text messages (Sprint PCS text messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built-into the unit-- a plus for text messaging users.
The phone also supports PCS Vision email and instant messaging capabilities. Sprint PCS Vision transforms the wireless experience from something that's simply functional into something visual, entertaining and highly personalized. MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and AOL Instant Messenger are all supported by Sprint's PCS Vision service. PCS Vision mobile Web services let you check out sports scores, get your seven-day forecast, check your flight status, and stay up to date with the latest news. Experience full-color graphic versions of popular Web sites.
For business users, the RL-4920 offers something special. Sprint PCS Business Connection service is supported by the phone and it gives you secure, remote, real-time access to Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes information-- including email messages and attachments, calendar, business directory and personal contacts. You can also respond to meeting requests, access documents stored on your desktop PC, and view email from Internet email accounts, including Sprint PCS Mail, Yahoo!, Earthlink and more.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the RL-4920 including a calendar, a calculator, an alarm clock, and a to-do list and scheduler. A voice recorder lets you record up to 50 minutes of voice memos for later retrieval or download to a PC.
The RL-4920 lets you choose different font sizes when sending messages or accessing your browser. You can also choose one of four background screens for your phone's display. With PCS Vision service, you can download games like Tetris and Pac-Man, as well as additional ringers, screensavers and backgrounds.
The Sanyo RL-4920 weighs 4.03 ounces and measures 4.22 x 1.85 x .89 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 168 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
RL-4920 handset, AC battery charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual.