KYOCERA Wireless asks Canada "Do You Slide?"
New KYOCERA Slider phone gives Bell Mobility customers a fashion-forward choice to fit their lifestyles
San Diego, CA -- November 25, 2003 -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, today announced the Canadian commercial launch of its highly anticipated "Slider" phone with Bell Mobility.
Slider, also known as the Kyocera SE47, offers the best of traditional "bar" and "flip phone" designs. Sleek and stylish, the phone features a large, 65,000-color display that slides up and down to reveal and protect the phone's keypad, making it unlike any CDMA handset in North Americatoday. Bell Mobility will offer Slider in blue. The phone is packed with the key features a student, executive, entertainment mogul or club-going urbanite would want, including speakerphone, voice-activated dialing and enhanced two-way messaging, to name a few.
"Wireless handsets have become extensions of our personal style and consumers are looking for a truly unique handset like Slider," said Don McGuire, vice president of global marketing for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Slider was designed for the fashion-forward crowd and combines a distinctive design with high-quality features and an affordable price point that trendsetters are looking for."
The Kyocera Slider costs as little as $99 for customers who agree to a two-year term with Bell Mobility. Designed with the rapidly growing young and fun demographic in mind, Kyocera's Slider features CDMA2000 1X technology with voice-activated dialing and built-in polyphonic ringtones. Productivity tools include a scheduler, calculator, alarm clock and stopwatch.
"Our customers want handsets that are reliable and user-friendly as well as trend-setting," said Chris Shannon, director, Hardware Marketing, Bell Mobility. "The Kyocera Slider's stylish design, strong feature set and reasonable price point are a terrific combination for the style- and cost-conscious consumer."
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. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit 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 telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2003, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$9 billion (JP¥ 1,069,770 million) with net income of approximately US$348 million (JP¥ 41,165 million).
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