KYOCERA Wireless Announces Stylish Clik KX20 Color Camerphone for International and Emerging CDMA Markets
Color Flip Phone Brings External Photo Caller ID to International Entry Level
MIAMI -- (September 13, 2005) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced the Kyocera Clik KX20 CDMA wireless handset at the 3G CDMA Americas Congress tradeshow. Clik KX20, launching later this fall, will represent Kyocera's first foray into the international entry-level cameraphone market, offering external photo caller ID in a small, attractive color flip phone.
With Kyocera's focus on ease-of-use and stylish affordability in mind, Clik KX20 features the popular clamshell design with a front-facing VGA camera lens so users can quickly and easily capture spontaneous moments without having to worry about moving the phone around or adjusting fingers away from the lens. An external vertical display allows quick viewing of incoming calls and features photo caller ID, allowing users to see which friends and family are calling before answering. Dedicated side buttons for the camera and volume control offer instant access to key features. A powerful speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, vivid 65,000 color internal display and ergonomic design with raised keypad for quick texting round out the key features that prepaid or postpaid on-the-go mobile users will want and use.
"Clik KX20 is one of our smallest and most stylish phones yet, an attractive complement to our growing lineup of easy to use entry-level phones for the International market," said Lee Ittner, vice president of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "By offering a cameraphone with external photo caller ID at an affordable price point, we're able to bring more features to the entry tier and improve the user experience for first-time cameraphone users."
Operating at the CDMA2000® 800 MHz band only, Clik KX20 features built-in polyphonic ring tones, screen savers, and caller alerts; BREW® 2.1 for downloading the latest games, ringers, contacts and more;* predictive text input for rapid text messaging; and vibrate alert. Productivity tools include an extensive contact directory, scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, world clock, stopwatch, and voice memos. Clik KX20 also supports multiple languages to meet a variety of International markets, including Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi and English.
The handset measures 3.19 in x 1.93 in x 0.87 in (8.1 cm x 4.29 cm x 2.21 cm), weighs 2.86 ounces (81 grams), and has a talk time of 170 minutes and standby time of up to 110 hours.
The Kyocera Clik KX20 and a full lineup of Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™ will be available this fall through carriers in International CDMA markets.
*Depending on carrier availability. May require additional charge.
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 (NYSE: KYO), 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 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$429 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).