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KYOCERA Wireless Announces Dorado KX13 Mobile Phone at the BREW™ 2005 Conference

BREW-Enabled Phone Includes Large Color Screen and Front-Ported Speakerphone for Enhanced Sights and Sounds in Gaming, Ringtones and Wallpapers

San Diego -- (June 2, 2005) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today unveiled a new wireless phone called the Kyocera Dorado KX13 at the BREW™ 2005 Conference. A slim bar-style phone with a large color screen and a front-facing speakerphone, Dorado KX13 is an ideal platform for games or ringtones, which can be downloaded over the air via BREW or Java™. With its built-in flashlight and internal antenna, Dorado is a sleek, compact and affordable choice for the user on the go.

"The BREW 2005 Conference is a perfect venue to announce this phone because its features are ideal for using BREW applications such as games and ringtones," said Lee Ittner, vice president of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "There is definitely still a need in the market for an attractive and functional bar-style phone at the lower price tier, and Dorado is unlike anything we've ever done before."

The Kyocera Dorado KX13 is a slim entry-level bar-style phone with an internal antenna, built-in LED flashlight and a large, vivid color display. Its robust, front-ported speakerphone is ideal for hands-free talking and listening as well as for crisp, clear sound to play 32-chord polyphonic ringtones. Dorado's high-capacity battery offers superior performance, allowing up to 3.8 hours of CDMA talk time and up to 160 hours of standby time.

Kyocera Dorado KX13 also features predictive text-input software for rapid text entry on the phone's brilliant-blue backlit keypad. Equipped with a WAP 2.0 browser for Web access and capable of supporting BREW 2.1 or Java, Dorado can download wallpapers, screensavers, games and ringtones directly over the air to augment those included on the phone. Measuring 4.37 in. x 1.93 in. x .83 in. and weighing only 3.7 ounces, the phone also includes standard features such as scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, tip calculator and a world clock.

Additionally, a full line of Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™ is also available. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com/store.

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, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11.15 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$433.5 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).

© 2005 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. BREW is a trademark of QUALCOMM, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Genuine Accessories by Kyocera is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

 

Contacts

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Brad Shewmake
phone: 1-(858) 882-2028
e-mail: shewmake@kyocera-wireless.com

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