KYOCERA WIRELESS CORP. BUNDLES AVANTGO CLIENT WITH NEW SMARTPHONES
Verizon Wireless Customers Gain Out-Of-The-Box Access to AvantGo Mobile Internet Service and Over 1000 Optimized WebsitesSAN MATEO and SAN DIEGO, Calif. - April 18, 2001 - AvantGo, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO), the leading provider of mobile infrastructure software and services, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading innovator of CDMA wireless handsets, today announced that Kyocera is bundling the award-winning AvantGo software with the Kyocera QCP 6035 Smartphone handsets offered through Verizon Wireless. Through this bundling agreement, Verizon Wireless customers have access to over 1,000 AvantGo interactive and personalized content and application channels using the Kyocera Smartphone.
The AvantGo mobile Internet service provides users with wireless and offline access to the web and over 1000 channels of content and applications optimized for mobile devices' small screens, featuring news, sports, finance, entertainment, business, travel and much more. Now Verizon Wireless subscribers using the Kyocera Smartphone can use the AvantGo service wirelessly when they need real-time information such as flight updates, e-mail, stock quotes, directions or maps, or they can wirelessly synchronize information to their phones for offline use. By enabling best-of-class wireless synchronization and browsing, the AvantGo mobile Internet service will increase minutes of use and drive greater customer satisfaction for Verizon Wireless.
Gary Koerper, director of the smartphone business segment at Kyocera Wireless Corp., added: "We are delighted to be bundling AvantGo software with the Smartphones offered through Verizon Wireless. The AvantGo Client brings tremendous value to the Kyocera Smartphone. With its wireless enhancements, AvantGo software allows for the real-time selection of content, which makes for a very compelling user experience. The combination of the Kyocera Smartphone and AvantGo software will allow users to define and download the content and applications they want anytime, anywhere." "The combination of the AvantGo client software with the Kyocera Smartphone represents another key milestone in our ability to deliver a high quality wireless experience to our AvantGo mobile Internet service users," said Mike Aufricht, general manager of AvantGo Mobile Internet. "We have a common vision of the benefits of the next-generation mobile Internet and together we are dedicated to bringing them rapidly to mobile operators and consumers."
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 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 telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2000, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated 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."
AvantGo, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO) is the leading provider of infrastructure software and services that power the mobile economy. AvantGo M-Business software enables businesses to increase the value of their corporate information systems by extending existing enterprise applications and critical information to employees, customers and business partners. The company also provides the AvantGo mobile Internet service, a hosted network that enables hundreds of businesses to deliver their content and applications to more than 2 million mobile consumers. AvantGo is a pioneer in delivering real-world solutions for both wireless and off-line use. For more information, please visit www.avantgo.com.
AvantGo, AvantGo Enterprise and the AvantGo logo are registered trademarks of AvantGo, Inc. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Rick Goetter, KWC Public Relations
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