Kyocera Wireless Corp. Unveils the Kyocera QCP™ 6035 Smartphone to Canadians -- A Completely Integrated Wireless Communications Solution
Palm Powered™ Tri-mode Handset Unites Voice Communications, Text Messaging, Wireless E-mail and Three Different Methods of Web AccessTORONTO -- July 11, 2001 -- Kyocera Wireless Corp. (NYSE:KYO-news) today announced that the Kyocera QCP™ 6035 smartphone, a powerful yet lightweight wireless handset that unites voice communications, text messaging, e-mail and multiple methods of Web access with the power of a Palm OS®-based organizer, will be commercially available in Canada, in July 2001.
Kyocera's sleek and elegant smartphone is a trimode Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless phone, operating on CDMA PCS (1900 MHz), CDMA cellular (800 MHz) and analog cellular networks. The QCP 6035 offers many enhanced features, including a built-in speakerphone, voice-activated dialing and a convenient jog-dial for accessing phone settings, contact information and call history. With the Palm OS v3.5 and 8 MB of memory, Kyocera's smartphone incorporates the complete functionality of the latest Palm organizers and supports thousands of applications written for the Palm OS platform.
"The integration of a wireless phone with a Palm organizer, makes the Kyocera smartphone customizable to a vast range of business and consumer purposes," said Lawrey Treflik, Director, Sales for Kyocera Wireless Corporation in Canada. "In addition, the combination of advanced wireless technology with user-friendly features, makes our smartphone indispensable for both the mobile professional and the consumer on the go."
Bell Mobility will be the first mobile service provider in Canada to offer the innovative Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone. This offering demonstrates Bell Mobility's commitment to providing their customers with advanced solutions that enable complete mobile communications in Canada and across North America.
The Kyocera smartphone measures approximately 5.59 in. x 2.60 in. x 0.86 in. (14.2 cm. x 6.6 cm. x 2.2 cm.) and weighs 7.35 ounces (208 grams). A user-replaceable lithium ion battery provides up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 110 hours of standby time in CDMA digital mode.
The Kyocera smartphone supports HTML browsers with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption providing security for confidential data, making the QCP 6035 smartphone a robust platform for m-commerce and enterprise information management. Kyocera's smartphone also supports Web Clipping applications and WAP browsers. All three methods use CDMA wireless data services for Web access. In addition, users can access corporate or personal e-mail accounts using the integrated Eudora® e-mail application. The QCP 6035 also acts as a wireless modem to provide data/fax capabilities for personal computers via the charging cradle or optional serial cable.
To simultaneously use Kyocera's phone and PDA functions, users can choose either the speakerphone or a headset connected to the universal earphone jack. The convenient jog dial on the left side of the phone provides easy access to contacts, call history, phone settings, messages and voice memos.
Kyocera's smartphone features voice-activated dialing and speed dial, as well as 15 audible ringer types plus a silent, vibrating alert. A unique SmartSound feature automatically adjusts the earpiece volume during a call based on surrounding noise levels. The QCP 6035 also incorporates Text Telephony (TTY) capability for hearing-impaired users.
With the keypad open, Kyocera's smartphone displays the familiar Palm applications launcher, with additional Smart Keys™ for the address book, date book, memo pad and to-do list. The convenient Tap 'n' Dial feature allows automatic dialing of contact numbers from the Address Book. HotSync® technology allows users to synchronize information between the QCP 6035 and a personal computer. Kyocera's smartphone also features an infrared (IR) data port at the top of the phone for rapid beaming of information to other IR- enabled devices.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc. (KII), the North American headquarters and holding company of Kyocera Corp. KII established Kyocera Wireless Corp. after acquiring QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. incorporates QUALCOMM's CDMA technology in the development and manufacture of wireless phones and accessories for customers worldwide. For more information on Kyocera Wireless Corp., please visit our Web site at http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corp., the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2001, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled 1.285 trillion yen (US$10.2 billion) with net income of 219.5 billion yen (US$1.742 billion). Kyocera Corp. has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corp. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. Eudora is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Palm OS and HotSync are registered trademarks and Palm and PalmPowered are trademarks of Palm Inc. or its subsidiaries.
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