Kyocera Wireless Corp. Announces Enhanced Connectivity Toolkit for Kyocera CDMA Wireless Phones
Smith Micro's QuickLink Software Solution Provides Easy-to-Use Wireless Modem Connectivity and Wireless Fax CapabilitySAN DIEGO--Aug. 14, 2000--Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced an enhanced data connectivity accessory for new Kyocera CDMA digital wireless phones. The Kyocera Connectivity Toolkit enables Kyocera CDMA phone users to configure their phones as wireless modems, to fax documents wirelessly from their PCs, to easily manage contact directories and other personal data stored within the phone, and to import contacts from Palm™ and Microsoft® contact manager applications.
Enhancements to the Kyocera Connectivity Toolkit include the QuickLink Mobile 2000 software solution from Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI). QuickLink Mobile 2000 provides an easy-to-use wizard program that guides users through the process of installing their Kyocera wireless phone as a device on a personal computer. QuickLink Mobile 2000 also provides a "device dashboard" of critical phone metrics, such as signal strength, battery strength and call duration, and the ability to control graphic content downloads to maximize wireless throughput.
In addition, QuickLink Mobile 2000 allows the user to see the number and size of new email messages, thereby allowing the user to easily manage wireless e-mail downloads. A companion program, QuickLink Fax 2000, enables wireless fax capability for Kyocera wireless phones.
"We are proud to partner with a wireless communications leader like Kyocera Wireless Corp.," said William W. Smith Jr., president and chief executive officer of Smith Micro Software. "Combining Smith Micro's software with the wireless data capabilities of Kyocera's new CDMA handsets provides consumers with a simple yet robust solution to their wireless data connectivity needs."
The Kyocera Connectivity Toolkit will be available as an accessory for the new QCP 2035 and QCP 3035 CDMA digital wireless phones. The kit consists of a serial cable, a null modem adapter and a CD-ROM containing contact management applications and the QuickLink software solution. The Kyocera Connectivity Toolkit will be available as an accessory from leading CDMA service providers and consumer electronics retailers in the fall of 2000.
"Kyocera's CDMA digital wireless handsets were among the first in the industry to incorporate wireless Internet browsers, wireless modem functionality and seamless integration with Palm Computing organizers," said Peggy Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "With the enhanced software incorporated into the Connectivity Toolkit, Kyocera CDMA wireless phones offer users a comprehensive set of wireless data functions and applications."
Smith Micro Software, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of eCommerce and communication software products and services. The company designs integrated, cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products enable eCommerce, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, wireless communications, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800 or visit the company's web site at: http://www.smithmicro.com/.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc., the North American headquarters and holding company of Kyocera Corporation, 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 on Kyocera Wireless Corp., please visit our website at http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.
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 solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers and copiers. During the year that ended on March 31, 2000, the company's 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."
Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corp. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Inc.
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