NEW SPRINT PCS PHONE QCP 3035 FROM KYOCERA WIRELESS CORP. HELPS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS STAY IN TOUCH, INFORMED AND IN STYLE
Kansas City, MO - June 19, 2001 - Sprint (NYSE: FON/PCS) today announced the availability of the dual-band Sprint PCS Phone QCP 3035 by Kyocera Wireless Corp. Designed with mobile professionals in mind, the Sprint PCS Phone QCP 3035 by Kyocera combines a sleek, platinum look with a large, data-friendly screen and advanced phone and wireless data functionality. The Sprint PCS QCP 3035 is ideal for today's young professional looking to be informed at work from 9-to-5 and in style from 5-to-9.
The QCP 3035 will retail for $179.99 and will be available in Sprint Stores and through Sprint PCS business channels nationwide.
When at work, the QCP 3035's large, 8-line screen and icon-based menu are ideally suited to data-centric applications such as e-mail, short messaging and Internet browsing. Optional software may be purchased that will allow users to synchronize their calendars, e-mails and contacts with Microsoft Outlook. The phone comes equipped with a built-in speakerphone and voice-activated dialing for convenient, hands-free communication. The QCP 3035 also offers voice memo for recording important reminders, and Tegic T9 text entry for fast and easy communication while on-the-go. In addition, the phone comes standard with a vibrating alert - perfect for meetings and other times when an audible ring is inappropriate.
When transitioning from professional to personal life, the icon-based menu screens make accessing the Sprint PCS Wireless Web and, in turn, your instant-messaging buddies a snap. Add to this downloadable melodies for when ringing is not only allowed but a statement, automatic volume control so you can hear above the crowds at the popular hot spots around town, and a personal calendar so you can keep track of all your social engagements the Sprint PCS QCP 3035 has it all.
"The new Sprint PCS QCP 3035 is ideal for today's young professional looking to stay connected to the latest information, or friends and co-workers nationwide," said Charles Levine, president of Sprint PCS. "The QCP 3035 packs a powerful professional punch with its large display for the suite of Sprint PCS messaging options and Wireless Web surfing, yet is sleek enough to go from business meeting to meeting friends."
"The Kyocera QCP 3035 was designed with the on-the-go executive in mind," said Masahiro Inoue, president and CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The personal productivity tools make it a perfect combination of phone and organizer for any busy professional. Like all of our products, we see the QCP 3035 as the most feature-rich phone at its price point on the market today."
The phone offers up to 3 hours of digital talk time or up to 5 days of digital standby time with the standard battery, and up to 5 hours of talk time or 8 days of standby time in digital mode with an optional extended-life battery. The QCP 3035 also boasts a small, lightweight design - it weighs only 4.37 ounces, and its dimensions are 4.87"H x 1.89"W x 1.05"D.
Sprint PCS also carries the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone for customers who want to combine the full functionality of a wireless phone and a personal digital assistant based on the ubiquitous Palm operating system. For younger customers seeking an affordable but fully-featured phone, Sprint PCS carries the QCP 2035, a dual-band phone with changeable face plates in an array of colors. All phones are available at Sprint Stores and through Sprint PCS business channels nationwide.
Sprint is a world-class global communications company - at the forefront of integrating wireline and wireless communications services. Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state of the art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network. Sprint also operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and communities. Sprint is a large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband communications. Sprint's award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone is being extended globally, providing customers with a broad portfolio of IP products. With more than 80,000 employees, Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 23 million business and residential customers.
For more information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com.
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. incorporates QUALCOMM's CDMA technology in the development and manufacture of wireless phones and accessories for customers worldwide. For more information please visit the Kyocera Wireless Corp. website 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, 2000, the companies' net sales totaled 812 billion yen (US$7.9 billion) with net income of 50 billion yen (US$489 million). Kyocera Corporation has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."
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