KYOCERA Wireless Unveils Feature-Rich Wireless Handsets and Innovative New Accessories at CTIA Wireless 2005
New Orleans -- (March 14, 2005) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced several new wireless handsets and exciting accessories aimed at extending the value of Kyocera mobile phones. The portfolio, displayed at the CTIA Wireless 2005 trade show, showcases Kyocera's renowned ability to create simple, affordable and easy-to-use mobile devices that fit a wide range of needs without sacrificing style, features or functionality. Kyocera's new handset announcements include the Kyocera Slider Remix™ KX5, the Kyocera KX9 flip phone, the Kyocera Topaz KX7 and the Kyocera Prisma KX17 handsets. Also included is a full assortment of unique accessories including the Kyocera K500 Gamepad for wireless gaming and the Kyocera KR1 1xEVDO Router for mobile high-speed networking.
"These new products reflect our focus both on offering unique wireless phones with rich features like music players and megapixel cameras, as well as simple and affordable handsets for the majority of mobile users who want a stylish, reliable phone for voice calls and text messaging," said Tsuyoshi Mano, president of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "We're also enhancing both the value and the entertainment offered by our products with our new portfolio of Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™ for gamers, audiophiles and even small businesses."
Rockin' with Kyocera Slider Remix KX5
Music lovers will be able to dial to the beat with the new Kyocera Slider Remix KX5. An attractive addition to Kyocera's popular line of "slider" phones, the Slider Remix unites a 1.3 megapixel camera, a digital music player and games with a large, vibrant color screen on the phone's signature sliding faceplate. The handset is the perfect choice for social mobile phone users who want to enjoy their music files, high-resolution images and short video clips quickly and easily without sacrificing style. With 16MB of onboard memory and an expandable memory slot for TransFlash™ cards up to 256MB, the latest MP3s and photos can be easily downloaded and shared between the phone and other devices.
Slider Remix features the unmistakably-Kyocera "pinwheel" user interface for easy navigation between the phone's various features. The integrated 1.3 megapixel digital camera features a built-in flash and 5X digital zoom to expand picture-taking options, all accessible via one touch of a dedicated "easy access" camera button on the side of the phone. Slider Remix' s 176x220 pixel, 262,000-color TFT screen is ideal for viewing images, surfing the Internet or playing 3D games, which can be downloaded via BREW™ or Java. Integrated MMS makes sharing ringtones, 15-second video clips and high-resolution images a button push away.*
The Kyocera Slider Remix KX5 also offers a full suite of appealing accessories, most notably the Kyocera Music Dock, a sync and charging cradle that features a jack to attach personal speakers and utilize the phone's music features, and the Kyocera K500 Gamepad, an eight-directional gaming controller for an incredible gaming experience.
Measuring 4.8cm x 9.8cm x 2.2cm and weighing 110 grams, Kyocera Slider Remix KX5 will be available globally with CDMA carriers in Q3 2005.
The Kyocera KX9 was created for the majority of mobile phone users who just want to make a simple phone call or send a text message. A compact clamshell with external caller ID and an easy-to-use keypad for quick dialing and text messaging, KX9 offers carriers many options as well. With a high-quality, 65,000-color display, speakerphone and Enhanced Messaging Services (EMS), KX9 offers a basic voice-only model or an upgraded feature set that incorporates a WAP browser for Internet access and BREW 2.1 for downloads of games, ringers and more.*
Measuring 4.8cm x 8.8cm x 2.5cm and weighing 100 grams, Kyocera KX9 will be available globally with CDMA carriers in Q3 2005.
Kyocera Topaz KX7 & Kyocera Prisma KX17
Designed to meet the needs of both emerging and established international CDMA markets, the Kyocera Topaz KX7 and the Kyocera Prisma KX17 offer easy-to-use features and an understated style for value-conscious consumers. The Kyocera Topaz is a sleek, silver clamshell with all the features mobile users need, including built-in speakerphone, polyphonic ring tones, wallpapers, screensavers and games, plus an extensive contact directory and productivity tools. Kyocera's Prisma offers a similar feature set, only in an attractive, thin bar form factor with an internal antenna. All features are easy to find with Kyocera's renowned user interface, five-way navigation key and blue backlit keypad. Avid texters will enjoy Kyocera's predictive text input for rapid text entry and support for multiple languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi. Operating on the 800Mhz digital band only and Removable User Identification Module (RUIM) capable, Topaz and Prisma are stylish phones built with the international market in mind.
KX7 and KX17 will be available with international CDMA carriers in Q3 2005.
Whether a music fan, a hardcore gamer, an enterprise data user or a voice-centric talker, Kyocera customers now have a variety of easy-to-use options available to further enjoy their devices with new Genuine Accessories by Kyocera. The Kyocera KR1 Router is a CDMA2000® 1x Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) data router that can make your wireless PC network completely mobile. Designed for use with 1xEVDO PC cards such as the Kyocera Passport or 1xEVDO handsets, the KR1 takes a single EVDO connection and creates a mobile Ethernet hub or WiFi "hot spot" for up to 20 PC devices.*
The Kyocera K500 Gamepad, designed in conjunction with gaming leader Alienware, gives gamers an eight-directional pad for a "console-like" handheld gaming experience with full-featured handsets such as the Kyocera Slider Remix. The Kyocera Music Dock amplifies the digital music experience for Kyocera music phones with a phone cradle that plays tunes on personal headphones and desktop speakers. Finally, Kyocera Mobile PhoneTools software allows users to sync phone contacts, ringers and pictures from a PC directly to Kyocera phones - bringing "smartphone" sync functionality to many more affordable phones. These accessories and more will all be available at CDMA carriers and on the Genuine Accessories by Kyocera Web store (store.kyocera-wireless.com) in Q3 2005.
* Features dependent on carrier availability
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. TransFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of TIA USA. BREW is a trademark of QUALCOMM, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Mobile PhoneTools is a registered trademark of BVRP Software. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.