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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Introduces New Voice-Only CDMA 1X Handset

Kyocera 1135 offers carriers and consumers a low-cost way to reap the benefits of CDMA 1X voice capacity advantages

ORLANDO, Fla. - March 18, 2002 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. today expanded its line of wireless handsets with the introduction of the Kyocera 1135 at the CTIA trade show in Orlando. The 1135 is an entry-level wireless handset designed to give carriers a low-cost tool to reap the voice-capacity benefits of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 1X technology.

"With the Kyocera 1135, carriers can offer their voice-only customers a low-price, high-performance handset while populating their networks with more spectrum-efficient phones," said Stanley Scheufler, corporate vice president of marketing and product management at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "This phone allows our carrier partners to better serve the subset of customers that just want to make phone calls and send text messages and aren't concerned about data applications like Internet browsing or checking email."

The Kyocera 1135 is a stylish, lightweight handset with a comfortable ergonomic design and easy-to-use navigation keys. The phone measures approximately 4.72 in x 1.89 in x .95 in (12 cm x 4.8 cm x 2.4 cm), weighs approximately 4.34 ounces (123 grams), and provides up to 3.8 hours of talk time with standard lilon battery, and up to six days of stand-by time based on user settings and feature use. It is a trimode phone, operating on CDMA PCS (1900 MHz), CDMA cellular (800 MHz), and analog networks.

The Kyocera 1135 comes standard with 25 ringers; productivity tools including calculator, contact directory, alarm clock and stopwatch; and is equipped with two-way SMS messaging (dependent on services available and purchased from carrier). The Kyocera 1135 will be available in April 2002.


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 the Kyocera Wireless Corp. Web site at http://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 solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers and copiers. During the year ended March 31, 2001, the companies' net sales totaled 1.285 trillion yen (US$10.2 billion) with net income of 219.5 billion yen (US$1.742 billion). Kyocera Corporation has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."


Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.



CONTACTS:
Rick Goetter, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
1-(858) 882-2722 (ph)
1-(858) 882-3650 (fax)
rgoetter@kyocera-wireless.com

John Chier, Fleishman-Hillard for Kyocera Wireless
1-(619) 235-9995 (ph)
chierj@fleishman.com


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