Movilnet and KYOCERA Place the New Smartphone 7135 within Clients Reach
In addition to the PDA and mobile phone functions, KYOCERA 7135 includes aN MP3 player and a multimedia digital viewfinder, which allows users to view photos and films, as well as complete access to corporate email
November 25, 2003 -- In a press conference, Movilnet and Kyocera Wireless Corp, a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets, announced the launch of the Kyocera smartphone 7135 for the Venezuelan market, which will be available for clients 0416 only.
Gustavo Roosen, President, Movilnet and Lee Ittner, vice president of International Sales, Latin America for Kyocera Wireless Corp., were the spokespersons for the launch, where they presented the capabilities of the new 7135. The 7135 is a high-end converged device targeted at the enterprise customer and provides an entire PDA and mobile phone in a compact, clamshell design.
In addition to the PDA and mobile phone capabilities, the 7135 provides users with an MP3 player as well as digital media viewer, allowing users to view photos and play .AVI movie files. The 7135 also offers complete access to corporate e-mail. An MMC/SD expansion slot gives the phone expandable memory and access to a suite of accessories and card-based applications. The smartphone operates on CDMA digital PCS, digital cellular and analog modes, and includes CDMA2000 1x technology, providing secure wireless communications at speeds up to 153 kbps.
"Kyocera is working closely with Movilnet to make the most progressive wireless devices available to customers of 0416," said Ittner. "We view the 7135 smartphone as the premier converged device on the market and ideal for traveling executives and people with busy schedules.
We look forward to further developing our relationship with Movilnet, and producing exceptional handsets that will help our carrier partners drive usage in Venezuela and to all of Latin America."
The announcement follows another recent announcement by Kyocera of significantly increased presence in Latin America. Since October 2002, Kyocera Wireless Corp. has doubled its Latin America customer base by adding 15 customers in 12 countries.
"Venezuela is a robust and thriving business center in South America, with executives and enterprise customers seeking a way to stay connected to information they need no matter where they are," said Roosen. "Kyocera's 7135 is an incredible tool for this segment of Movilnet's customer base. Movilnet is committed to provide its customers the latest options available, and the Kyocera 7135 far exceeds our expectations."
The Kyocera 7135 smartphone is available to all Movilnet customers and can be purchased at any Movilnet retail location.
The device is available in many countries within Latin America, with availability in Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.
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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Valerie Christopherson or Kirsten Brundahl
Bock Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Media Relations, Latin America
phone: +1 (714) 540-1030 ext. 14 or 24