KYOCERA WIRELESS CORP. CHOOSES ROXIO'S PHOTOSUITE FOR SMARTPHONE
With Roxio's PhotoSuite, consumers can view images, slideshows and video clips on the new Kyocera 7135 smartphoneSAN DIEGO and SANTA CLARA, Calif - Dec. 18, 2002 - Roxio Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI) The Digital Media Company®, provider of the best-selling digital media software in the world, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., North America's leading manufacturer of CDMA mobile phones, announced today that Roxio's PhotoSuite® Mobile Edition is the imaging software to be included with the soon-to-be-released Kyocera 7135 smartphone. The Kyocera 7135 smartphone is an integrated wireless phone, Palm Powered handheld, portable computer and entertainment center.
PhotoSuite Mobile Edition allows consumers to do light editing to images on their personal computer desktops. They can then HotSync® images, slideshows and video clips to the Kyocera 7135 smartphone via Kyocera's USB synchronization cradle and view them through PhotoSuite.
"With its large, 65,000-color display, the Kyocera 7135 smartphone is an ideal platform for image viewing," said Dave Whalen, corporate vice president of sales and marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "From digital snapshots to full-motion video, the multimedia capabilities of Roxio's PhotoSuite and our Kyocera 7135 Smartphone combine to create a rich user experience."
"Kyocera shares our mission of making personal media and communications accessible, anywhere and anytime," said Roxio's Brad Duea, vice president of worldwide OEM sales. "By providing our PhotoSuite technology to Kyocera, we can introduce the Roxio brand to new customers and demonstrate the flexibility of our multimedia software. We are very pleased to work with a proven innovator like Kyocera."
Information on the Kyocera 7135 smartphone and its full line of accessories is available at www.kyocerasmartphone.com. Those interested may join the list of more than 50,000 people who have registered for email notification when the device reaches retail availability. Customers who want additional editing and advanced project capabilities can also purchase Roxio's full-featured PhotoSuite 4 Platinum, available direct from Roxio at www.roxio.com or at their local retailer.
Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI) provides the best selling digital media software in the world. Roxio makes award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing. Roxio's family of products includes category leading products Easy CD Creator ® (Windows) and Toast ® (Macintosh) for CD/DVD burning, PhotoSuite ® for digital photography, and VideoWave ® for digital video. Roxio also makes GoBack® , the #1 selling system recovery software that enables PC users to instantly recover from system crashes, virus attacks and data loss. Roxio's current installed base is in excess of 100 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, in stores with the leading worldwide retailers, through Internet partnerships and also sells its products direct at www.roxio.com. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Roxio also maintains offices in Minnesota, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany and Japan. The company currently employs more than 400 people worldwide. Roxio is a member of the S&P SmallCap 600 and the Russell 2000 Index.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
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, 2002, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled US$7.78 billion (JPY 1,034,574 million) with net income of US$240.25 million (JPY 31,953 million).
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The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release, in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Additional information on these and other factors are contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release.
Copyright © 2002 Roxio, Inc. & Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Roxio, the Roxio tagline, PhotoSuite, VideoWave, Easy CD Creator, GoBack, and Toast are registered trademarks of Roxio, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. HotSync is a registered trademark and Palm and Palm Powered are trademarks of Palm Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.
John Chier, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(858) 882-3543
Troy Petersen, Roxio, Inc.
phone 1-(408) 367-4836