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Just in Time for the Holidays, KYOCERA Introduces Two New Mobile Phones in Guatemala

Slider and Phantom Models Make Ideal Gifts, Offering Style, Features and Affordability

Guatemala City -- Nov. 26, 2003 -- Kyocera Wireless Corp. (, a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets, today announced its holiday phone lineup for Guatemala by showcasing some of its new mobile phones including the Slider and Phantom models. Slider and Phantom will be launched today in conjunction with Telefonica at an event at Sambuca at 8 p.m. in Guatemala City. These new phones offer unique features and services making Christmas gift shopping easier for consumers of all types.

Sleek and stylish, Slider features a large, 65,000-color display that slides up and down to reveal and protect the phone's keypad, making it unlike any handset in South America today. Also known as the Kyocera SE47, 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. Slider supports multiple language options including Spanish, Portuguese and English, and includes a scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch and built-in contact directory. Running on CDMA2000 1x technology, the Slider sustains up to four hours of talk and 100 hours of standby time on a standard lithium ion battery.

The Kyocera Blade Series, also known as the KX424, is defined by its edgy design, key-activated built-in LED flashlight, 4,000-color display and illuminated navigation "halo." The Phantom Series' (KX414) changeable "mask" around the display provides subscribers with the freedom to match their phones with their moods and never be seen with the same phone twice. Blade and Phantom both include text messaging with animation, email capabilities, downloadable screensavers and numerous polyphonic ringtones. Additionally, subscribers can utilize voice-activated dialing and organize their busy schedules with the calendar, alarm clock and built-in contact directory. The handsets both feature gaming capabilities and predictive text-input for rapid text entry.

"We are excited about the launch of Slider and Phantom in Guatemala with Telefonica as it demonstrates our expanding relationships with partners, offering unique combinations of style, attitude and features for consumers in the region," said Lee Ittner, vice president of International Sales, Latin America for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "As the holidays draw near, we're confident that consumers will find an ideal fit for everyone on their holiday shopping list with the options Kyocera is offering through Telefonica in Guatemala."

More information about Slider and Phantom and the rest of the exciting product lineup from Kyocera Wireless Corp., including retail purchasing information, is available at

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

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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Natasha Marvin
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone: 1-(305) 468-8366