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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Introduces the 3225 Featuring BREW™ and FunLights™

New handset combines customizability and fun with CDMA 1X high-speed data and position-location technology

Las Vegas - October 16, 2002 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. today introduced its newest handset, the Kyocera 3225, at the CTIA Wireless IT show. The first handset in Kyocera's 3200 Series, the 3225 features BREW, an operating system allowing users to customize their phones by downloading applications, and FunLights surrounding the phone's display. It also comes equipped with Assisted Global Positioning System (AGPS) position-location technology and CDMA 2000 1X technology, with data speeds up to 153 kbps.

With BREW, users of the 3225 are able to download screen savers, ring tones, games and other entertaining applications. The phone's multi-color FunLights, which adorn the perimeter of the 3225's data-friendly seven-line display, can be customized for various phone functions such as gaming, incoming calls and alerts.

"The 3225 is designed for someone who likes to have fun and likes to stand apart from the crowd," said Skip Speaks, president and chief executive officer at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Packed full of features and easily customizable, the 3200 Series is ideal for both first-timers and power-users."

The Kyocera 3225 includes an easy-to-read, grayscale display, along with Kyocera's signature brilliant blue backlighting for improved rendering of animations commonly used in games and on the Web. As with all Kyocera Wireless handsets, the 3225 is a tri-mode digital phone, operating on CDMA PCS (1900 MHz), CDMA cellular (800 MHz), and analog cellular networks.

Enhanced features include a built-in speakerphone, 25 standard MIDI ringers plus vibrate alert, Internet access, electronic games (including Tetris®, Run 21™, and Doodler™), voice-activated dialing, two-way messaging (depending on services available from service providers), and productivity tools including calculator, scheduler, alarm clock, and stopwatch. The 3225 measures 4.37 in. x 1.97 in. x 1.02 in. (11.1 cm x 5.0 cm x 2.6 cm) and weighs 4.23 ounces (120 grams). It provides up to 3 hours of talk time and up to 150 hours of standby time in digital mode.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide. 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

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 (JP¥ 1,034,574 million) with net income of US$240.25 million (JP¥ 31,953 million).

2002. Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark and FunLights is a trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Doodler & Race21 are trademarks of Kyocera Wireless Corp. BREW is a trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Tetris is a registered trademark of Elorg Company, LLC . All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

John Chier, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(858) 882-3543

Karen Hayes, Fleishman-Hillard for Kyocera
phone: 1-(619) 235-9995