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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Introduces the Kyocera 2135

Stylish, affordable and full-featured phone gives wireless users "best bang for the buck"

SAN DIEGO - June 25, 2001 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. today unveiled the Kyocera 2135, a tri-mode code division multiple access (CDMA) wireless phone targeted at first-time wireless users and the youth market. The affordable Kyocera 2135 features changeable faceplates in a variety of transparent colors, including Glass Green, Electric Blue and Crystal Orange, to name just a few. The phone also offers up to 15 different ring tones and innovative and popular applications such as Short Message Service (SMS) and Internet access. The Kyocera 2135 is expected to be commercially available in fall 2001.

The Kyocera 2135 offers a number of features that historically were found only in more expensive phones, such as an improved ergonomic design for maximum user comfort. The 2135 supports two-way Short Messaging Service (SMS), allowing users to send and receive text messages from the phone (as supported by their respective carriers). The 2135 comes standard with a silent, vibrating alert and a contact directory to store up to 100 names, addresses, notes and phone numbers. The Kyocera 2135 also offers Web access using Wireless Applications Protocol (WAP) browsers and the ability to send and receive e-mail.

"Today's young wireless users are very tech savvy and they expect high-performance phones at an affordable price," said Masahiro Inoue, president and CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The Kyocera 2135 is our answer to the demand we've received from customers and carriers alike. With this phone's improved ergonomics and expanded features, we believe Kyocera has once again raised the bar for others in this category."

The Kyocera 2135 is a tri-mode CDMA handset, using CDMA PCS (1900 MHz), CDMA cellular (800 MHz), and analog (800 MHz AMPS) technologies. The phone features a 5-line, full bit-map display and a 4-way navigation key for easy menu access. It measures approximately 5.1 x 1.9 x 1.0 inches and weighs approximately 4.5 ounces. A lithium-ion battery provides up to 4 hours of talk time or up to 6.25 days of standby time in digital mode.

Available accessories 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. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.

Rick Goetter, KWC Public Relations
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