KYOCERA Wireless Unveils Wireless Phone Accessories for Music Lovers, Avid Gamers and Small Businesses at CTIA Wireless 2005
New Lineup of Genuine Accessories by KYOCERA Enhances User Experience of New KYOCERA Products for a Variety of Consumer and Business-Driven Applications
New Orleans -- (March 14, 2005) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced a host of new Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™ designed to significantly enhance the consumer experience using several appealing applications now available on new and current Kyocera wireless phones. Whether a music fan, an avid gamer, an enterprise data user or a voice-centric talker, Kyocera customers now have a variety of easy-to-use options available to enjoy their phones even more.
"The evolution of wireless networks and handset technologies have enabled capabilities far beyond just voice on wireless phones. Handset accessory products must also evolve to allow users to truly enjoy the experience provided by new features such as games, music players and cameras," said Noel Sobelman, accessories business segment director at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Our diverse new accessories lineup is designed with that user experience in mind, simplifying more complex features and functionality to create a more enjoyable overall wireless experience for our customers."
Kyocera KR1 Router
The Kyocera KR1 Router is a CDMA2000® 1x Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) data router designed for use with any 1xEVDO PC card - including the Kyocera KPC-650 Passport - or USB-enabled 1xEVDO handset. The KR1 uses a single high-speed cellular connection to create a low-cost mobile WiFi "hot spot" or ethernet hub for multiple PCs, eliminating the need for high-cost and fixed DSL or cable connections. Ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses, enterprises or household use, the Kyocera KR1 distributes 1xEVDO connectivity from the PC Card or phone to as many as 20 computers via four 10/100 Ethernet cable ports or 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi connections.
Delivering download speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps in EVDO coverage areas and download speeds with bursts of up to 153 kbps on CDMA2000 1xRTT connections outside of EVDO coverage, the KR1 Router delivers high-speed wireless connectivity for the job site, mobile sales team or family at home. The Kyocera KR1 Router also provides additional security controls, 128-bit WEP encryption and an advanced firewall for protection against viruses, hacking and identity theft.
Measuring 21.5cm x 13.5cm x 2.3cm and weighing 453 grams, the KR1 Router includes an easy to use configuration wizard and Web-based device management using Internet Explorer 6, Netscape Navigator 6 and other JAVA™-enabled browsers.
Available to use out-of-the-box with the Kyocera KPC-650 Passport 1xEVDO PC Card, the Kyocera KR1 Router will be available to carriers in Fall 2005.
Kyocera K500 Gamepad
The Kyocera K500 Gamepad provides an incredible phone gaming experience. The robust design elevates phone gaming making it more enjoyable for both the casual and hardcore gamers while driving incremental game download revenues desired by carriers. The Kyocera K500 Gamepad is designed with ease of use and familiarity in mind, resembling controllers currently available for today's most popular gaming consoles. K500's eight-directional keypad adds diagonal control capabilities for a more intuitive user experience. With the K500 Gamepad, the phone slides seamlessly into a direct connect cradle and puts the screen right where the user's hands are, making it easier to fight monsters, fly spaceships or cross jungles.
Co-branded with the Alienware® Corporation to leverage its vast expertise and reputation in the gaming industry, the K500 Gamepad complements advances in wireless handsets such as larger and brighter screens, more powerful chipsets and a growing library of more interactive games available for download over BREW™ or JAVA.
Measuring 12.8cm x 7.0cm x 4.3cm and weighing 185 grams, the Kyocera K500 Gamepad is compact and light enough to travel in pockets and backpacks for easy access while on the bus, in the train station or waiting in line. Initially compatible with the Kyocera Slider Remix™ KX5 wireless handset, the Kyocera K500 Gamepad will be available in Fall 2005.
Kyocera Music Dock
The Kyocera Music Dock literally amplifies the digital music experience for wireless phones with music player functionality, turning the phone into a stereo system for use with any set of high-performance personal speakers or headphones. Small and portable, the Kyocera Music Dock enables a full-environment music experience whether in the office late, at home on the weekend or in a hotel.
For syncing music and data with a PC, the Kyocera Music Dock includes a standard mini-USB connection. When not playing music through the Kyocera Music Dock, the phone automatically detects the computer and changes to data mode. Just drag-and-drop the songs you want and hit the road. It's that easy. The Kyocera Music Dock also doubles as a power cradle, charging the phone's batteries as it pumps out the tunes.
Initially compatible with the Kyocera Slider Remix KX5 music phone, the Kyocera Music Dock will be available in Fall 2005.
Kyocera Mobile PhoneTools®
Delivering capabilities traditionally reserved only for smartphones, Kyocera Mobile PhoneTools is software that makes it easy to sync a wide range of Kyocera phones directly to personal computers. Features include a Data Network Dialer, True Sync to desktop programs, Audio Editor, Video Editor, Message Composer, and language support for English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Whether using an entry-tier handset like the Kyocera KX9 or a high-end music phone like the Kyocera Slider Remix KX5, Mobile PhoneTools simplifies the task of managing contacts and other useful information.
An all-inclusive package consisting of software and a USB 1.1 cable, Mobile PhoneTools is easy to install and instantly allows the user to create a PC library with vital phone information and preferences. Mobile PhoneTools allows users to select which contacts and ringers travel on the business trip and which ones are easily accessed for a fun night on the town. Mobile PhoneTools is compatible with Win98, ME, 2000 and XP and offers syncing capabilities with popular desktop programs such as Outlook®, Outlook Express®, and Works® from Microsoft, as well as Lotus Notes. Kyocera Mobile PhoneTools will be available in Fall 2005.
Product Information & Availability
Carriers or consumers interested in obtaining additional information or purchasing any Genuine Kyocera Accessory can visit Kyocera Wireless' online store at store.kyocera-wireless.com.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation, 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, 2004, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,140,814 million) with net income of approximately US$655 million (JP¥ 68,086 million).
© 2005 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Genuine Accessories by Kyocera, Slider and Slider Remix are trademarks of Kyocera Wireless Corp. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of TIA USA. BREW is a trademark of QUALCOMM, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Playstation is a registered trademark of Sony Corp. Alienware is a registered trademark of Alienware Corporation. Mobile PhoneTools is a registered trademark of BVRP Software. Microsoft, Windows, Outlook, Outlook Express and Works are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.