JAMDAT Mobile to be Exclusive Wireless Game Content Provider to KYOCERA Wireless Aktiv, Energi and Phantom(TM) Handsets
JAMDAT Bowling, JAMDAT Solitaire, JAMDAT Casino and Bejeweled(TM) Game Demos to Come Pre-Loaded on KYOCERAs BREW(TM)-Enabled K400 Handsets in North America
SAN DIEGO and LOS ANGELES – (June 8, 2004) – Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global CDMA wireless handset manufacturer, and JAMDAT Mobile Inc., a global wireless entertainment publisher, announced today that they are partnering to make JAMDAT Mobile game demos the only embedded wireless game content on Kyocera’s BREW(TM)-enabled K400 series handsets in North America. The games will be pre-loaded premium demos of JAMDAT Bowling, JAMDAT Solitaire, JAMDAT Casino and Bejeweled(TM) and will be featured on Kyocera's Aktiv, Energi, and Phantom(TM) handsets through participating North American carriers.
Kyocera will preload the JAMDAT game demos on K400 handset models sold in North America during 2004. After a short trial period, users will be given the option to purchase the full version of the game through a link from their handset’s BREW-enabled browser.* If the user chooses not to download the full version, the premium demo allows him or her to continue to play the feature-limited games as often as desired.
“Our consumer marketing research shows that casual gamers are taking the overall gaming experience of the phone into more consideration when selecting a handset, so ease of use and premium game demos increase the overall attractiveness of the phone," said Don McGuire, vice president of global marketing, Kyocera Wireless Corp. “JAMDAT provides some of the most popular mobile games available so naturally we chose those titles as the exclusive embedded content for this line of handsets, which have been well received by carriers and consumers alike for their simplicity.”
Kyocera Aktiv (or K480) features a sporty, user-changeable faceplate design and active coloring with rubberized texturing for increased durability, important for today’s busy lifestyles. Kyocera’s Energi (or K490) features a unique keypad design and user-changeable faceplates for wireless users looking for extra design touches in an easy-to-use handset. Kyocera’s popular Phantom (or K450) is now updated inside and out with an enhanced form-factor. All of the phones include new polyphonic ringtones, voice-activated dialing, wallpapers, embedded JAMDAT games, screensavers, and a world clock. Additionally, they are CDMA2000(TM) 1X* capable and A-GPS-enabled. The phones also feature Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) 2.0*, BREW(TM) 2.1*, TTY/TDD for the hearing impaired, and productivity tools including contact directory, scheduler, alarm clock and stopwatch.
“Kyocera’s feature-rich phones and JAMDAT’s innovative games compliment each other very well,” said Mitch Lasky, CEO of JAMDAT Mobile Inc. “We’re pleased to embed demos of some of our most popular games like JAMDAT Bowling to these Kyocera handsets and allow users to be entertained anytime, anywhere.”
- JAMDAT Bowling is sublimely simple – just aim, adjust spin and power to send the ball rolling, and watch the pins fall in realistic gameplay.
- JAMDAT Solitaire challenges players to an old-time classic game, now playable on the go. With easy controls for all ages and levels, players can try their hand at one of three other game options, Runaround, Two-Close or Take 20.
- JAMDAT Casino puts three casino favorites on your mobile phone with Blackjack, Slots and Video Poker.
- Bejeweled, developed by PopCap and published for wireless by JAMDAT, requires players to think strategically to beat this fast paced, addictive puzzle-solving game. To score points, players remove three jewels of the same type by placing them in a row.
Kyocera Wireless and JAMDAT Mobile are both exhibiting at the BREW Developers Conference 2004 in San Diego June 7-9 at booths 28 and 29, respectively.
About JAMDAT Mobile Inc.
JAMDAT Mobile Inc. www.jamdatmobile.com, a leading global wireless entertainment publisher, provides entertainment applications and technologies that support multiple wireless handset platforms in markets around the world. Offering a combination of creative and technological expertise, JAMDAT stands as a preferred mobile entertainment partner for wireless carriers, handset and PDA manufacturers, major media companies, and independent content developers. JAMDAT's investment partners include Benchmark Capital, Apax Partners, Inc., and wireless infrastructure leaders QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW), and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC).
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. 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, 2004, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,140,814 million) with net income of approximately US$655 million (JP¥ 68,086 million).
© 2004 Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Phantom is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. BREW is a trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Bejeweled is a trademark of Popcap under license to JAMDAT Mobile Inc. CDMA2000 is a trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).
*Depending on carrier availability. Additional charges may apply.
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone: (858) 735-8748
JAMDAT Mobile, Inc.
phone: (310) 636-3113