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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Expands 2100 Series with Introduction of Single-mode Kyocera 2119

Feature-rich, stylish phone a cost-effective alternative for pure PCS carriers domestically and abroad

SAN DIEGO - September 11, 2001 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. today expanded its 2100 Series of wireless handsets with the introduction of the Kyocera 2119. The Kyocera 2119 is a single-mode 1900 MHz PCS Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless phone that is designed to be a cost-effective alternative for pure PCS networks and carriers in America and abroad. Like its series-mate, the Kyocera 2135, it is targeted at the youth market and first-time wireless users.

"For our carrier partners who only require single-mode PCS functionality, the Kyocera 2119 is a fantastic combination of value and performance," said Stanley Scheufler, corporate vice president of marketing and product management for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "This phone's single-mode architecture allows us to reduce our cost and pass along that savings, which is yet another demonstration of our desire to be the preferred handset provider for all of our carrier customers."

Like the Kyocera 2135, the Kyocera 2119 features changeable faceplates in a wide variety of transparent colors, including Glass Green, Electric Blue, Violet Blue and Crystal Orange. It supports two-way Short Messaging Service (SMS), allowing users to send and receive text messages (as supported by their respective carriers), and Web access using Wireless Applications Protocol (WAP) browsers. It also comes standard with 15 ring tones; a silent, vibrating alert; and a contact directory to store up to 200 names, addresses, notes and phone numbers.

The Kyocera 2119 measures approximately 5.1 x 1.9 x 1.0 inches and weighs approximately 4.5 ounces (123 grams). A lithium-ion battery provides up to 4 hours of talk time or up to 6.25 days of standby time in digital mode. The phone is expected to be available for purchase by consumers in Q4 2001.

Available accessories are compatible with all 2100 Series phones and will include both portable and installed hands-free car kits; chargers for auto, travel and desktop use; data connectivity kits for personal computers and Palm PDAs; and a leather case.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. (KII), the North American headquarters and holding company of Kyocera Corporation. KII established Kyocera Wireless Corp. after acquiring QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. incorporates QUALCOMM's CDMA technology in the development and manufacture of wireless phones and accessories for customers worldwide. For more information on Kyocera Wireless Corp., please visit our website at

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, 2001, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated 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. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

Dana Knight, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
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John Chier, Fleishman Hillard
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