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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Unveils New QCP 3035 Tri-mode CDMA Phone

Built-In Speakerphone and Productivity Tools, Rapid Text Entry Technology and Advanced Wireless Data Capabilities Create a Powerful Device for Mobile Professionals

SAN DIEGO--Feb. 28, 2000--Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced the debut of the Kyocera QCP™ 3035, a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless phone with a number of advanced features, including a built-in speakerphone, a comprehensive suite of productivity tools, voice activated dialing, Web-browsing and e-mail capabilities, and rapid text entry technology.

Mobile professionals will especially appreciate the tri-mode capabilities of the phone, which allow it to operate on 1900 MHz CDMA digital PCS as well as 800 MHz CDMA digital cellular and analog cellular networks. The elegant QCP 3035, finished in a distinctive silver and matte black case, is expected to begin shipping to carriers in the third quarter of 2000.

"The new Kyocera QCP 3035 is designed to meet the wireless communications needs of mobile professionals," said Randall Borne, vice president of marketing for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "With its tri-mode capabilities, built-in speakerphone and productivity tools, voice-activated dialing and wireless data functions, the QCP 3035 is a lightweight yet comprehensive communications solution."

The QCP 3035 features an eight-line full bit-map display that supports animation, graphics, variable font sizes and character sets for multiple languages. Smart text sizing automatically adjusts character font size when appropriate. A four-way navigation key with push-to-select function is located below the display to provide the user with easy and intuitive control of the QCP 3035's menus and features.

The QCP 3035 also offers a comprehensive suite of productivity tools, including a contacts directory, calendar/scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, tip calculator, and countdown timer. The contacts directory on the QCP 3035 will hold up to 1000 names and allows the user to save multiple phone numbers, email and web addresses, and notes for each contact.

Both the contacts directory and the calendar/scheduler can synchronize with PC-based contact manager and scheduler applications via the available dual-port desktop charger, which attaches to the serial port of a PC to act as a synchronization cradle.

The QCP 3035 features voice-activated dialing and a built-in speakerphone. The user can program the phone to recognize up to 30 voice dial commands and also answer incoming calls by voice command. A voice memo function is also integrated into the phone. The QCP 3035 incorporates an all-aspect speakerphone for hands-free operation or wireless conference calling.

The QCP 3035 also features automatic gain control, a convenient feature that increases the earpiece volume automatically to compensate for noisy environments, then decreases the volume when the user re-enters a quieter zone.

For greater flexibility in call management, the QCP 3035 offers 25 different audible ringers, as well as a silent vibrating alert. Different ringers can be assigned to different call categories and all sounds can be silenced at the touch of a button.

The QCP 3035 is fully data capable and can support WAP-compatible Internet microbrowsers. The phone can also send and receive e-mail, pages and short text messages. On networks equipped with Short Messaging Service (SMS) capabilities, the QCP 3035 can communicate via short messages with other SMS-enabled handsets or e-mail addresses.

Rapid text entry technology makes message composition significantly faster on the QCP 3035 than on phones equipped only with conventional keypads. Information and "help" text messages are available to the user to provide instructions and short cuts on phone functions.

The QCP 3035 features an internal antenna with deployable external whip for a sleek, integrated look. The standard Li-Ion battery provides 3.5 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time in CDMA digital mode. An available extended life battery provides up to 5.25 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time. The phone also incorporates a universal headset jack that can accommodate almost any headset preferred by the user.

The QCP 3035 is lightweight and comfortably sized, weighing approximately 4.37 ounces (124 g) and measuring about 4.87 inches long x 1.89 inches wide x 1.05 inches high (12.37 cm x 4.81 cm x 2.66 cm) with the standard Li-Ion battery attached.

A full line of accessories will be available for the QCP 3035, including a standard headset, hands-free car kit, data connectivity kit, a dual-port desk charger that also works as a synchronization cradle, and car power adapter. A rapid travel charger will ship with every phone.

Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyocera Corp. of Japan. Created by integrating the handset design, development, manufacturing and marketing expertise of QUALCOMM Incorporated with Kyocera's global R&D and technology resources, Kyocera Wireless Corp. designs, develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of handsets and accessories for leading wireless technologies.

During the 1990s, Kyocera reshaped Japan's wireless industry by developing smaller, lighter telephones with unprecedented features. Kyocera created the world's first PHS (Personal Handyphone System) telephone with a built-in Internet browser and e-mail, as well as the first wireless, hand-held videotelephone. Innovations like these have enabled Kyocera to ship more than 15 million handsets to date.

Since its founding in 1959 as a manufacturer of technical ceramics, Kyocera Corporation (www.kyocera.com) has developed a vertically integrated product line that includes high-performance materials, components, equipment and services. The company's consolidated annual sales for the year ended March 31, 1999, totaled 725 billion yen (US$6.1 billion) with net income of 28 billion yen (US$239 million). Kyocera employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and has been named by Industry Week magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."

Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corp. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Inc.

CONTACT: Kyocera Wireless Corp. | Rick Goetter, 858/882-2722 | rgoetter@kyocera-wireless.com

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