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KYOCERA Wireless Unveils Multimedia Feature-Rich Wireless Handsets and Compelling New Accessories at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2005

SAN FRANCISCO -- (September 27, 2005) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced three feature-packed new wireless handsets and numerous exciting accessories to enhance the mobile experience while continuing Kyocera's commitment to provide some of the easiest to use handsets on the market.

The portfolio, displayed at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2005 trade show, showcases Kyocera's renowned ability to create feature-rich, affordable and easy-to-operate CDMA mobile handsets for a wide range of users. Kyocera's new handsets include the Kyocera Xcursion KX160 clamshell cameraphone featuring Bluetooth® wireless technology, a new version of the Kyocera Slider Remix™ KX5 that adds Bluetooth functionality, and the Kyocera KX12, a ruggedized walkie-talkie device. Kyocera also introduced a number of new accessories with Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free communication - including a headset, an installed hands-free car kit and a portable hands-free car kit - in addition to a music controller with stereo headset, a Push-to-Talk headset and a walkie-talkie dispatch button.

"Kyocera has continued to incorporate entertainment and productivity features into our proven designs while adding key usability features like Bluetooth that our customers demand," said Tsuyoshi Mano, president of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Striving to further enhance the mobile experience, accessories continue to be an area of innovation and growth for our company as you'll see with the wide range of new products being displayed at Wireless IT. Whether designing handsets or accessories, the goal is always to provide the easiest wireless experience for our wide range of entertainment-focused, business or voice-centric consumers."

Kyocera Xcursion KX160
A new clamshell from Kyocera Wireless, the Xcursion KX160 features Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free talking as well as a VGA camera with flash, 5x digital zoom and dedicated external camera buttons, all in a stylish compact design. For optimal content viewing, the handset features both a large internal color display (128x160 pixels) and a color external display (96x64 pixels) with picture caller ID functionality.

The intuitive, easy-to-use camera on the Xcursion features many extras for capturing those spontaneous moments, including multi-shot adjustment, self-timer, color effects and fun frames. The 5x digital zoom can be easily adjusted from 160x120 pixels to 640x480 pixels as well.

With a powerful speakerphone, voice-activated dialing and vibrate alert, this mobile phone also includes MMS messaging with pictures, graphics, sounds and fonts*, BREW® 2.1 for downloads of the latest games, ringers, contacts and more*, contact directory, predictive text input for rapid texting, WAP 2.0 web browser* and productivity tools such as scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, tip calculator, countdown timer, world clock and voice memos.

Measuring 1.89 in x 3.54 in x .98 in and weighing 4.1 ounces, the Kyocera Xcursion KX160 with Bluetooth is slated to be available globally with CDMA carriers in November 2005.

Kyocera Slider Remix KX5 (Bluetooth)
Kyocera's popular music-centric Slider Remix KX5 handset, announced at the CTIA Wireless trade show in March 2005, will now be offered with Bluetooth wireless technology for hours of hands-free talking. The Kyocera Slider Remix KX5, a continuation of Kyocera's popular line of sliding phones, unites a digital music player, 1.3 megapixel camera and enhanced gaming capabilities with a large, vibrant color screen on the phone's signature sliding faceplate. Slider Remix KX5 also features an expandable memory slot for microSD™ cards up to 512MB, providing hours of listening at the gym, on the subway or in the office. The removable memory card also allows the latest songs (MP3 or AAC formats) to be easily shared between the phone and other devices.

Measuring 1.88 in x 3.85 in x .86 in and weighing 3.88 ounces, the Kyocera Slider Remix KX5 with Bluetooth wireless technology will be available globally with CDMA carriers in November 2005.

Kyocera KX12
The Kyocera KX12 walkie-talkie handset was created for on-the-go communication that comes with today's most dynamic lifestyles. This rugged water- and dust-resistant design with integrated flashlight helps ensure users can stay in touch in a variety of outdoor situations. Its dedicated walkie-talkie buttons and front-ported loudspeaker ensure ease of use and clear, higher-quality sound. The high-capacity battery gives users more walkie-talkie and talk time and the internal antenna, rubberized side grips and back tread allow for easy gripping. The KX12's large, vivid 128x128 pixel color display and brilliant-blue backlit keypad allow for easier viewing in harsh light or at night.

Kyocera's new walkie-talkie handsets supports multiple CDMA push-to-talk software clients for maximum reliability with a variety of carriers. And, like many Kyocera phones, KX12 comes with a robust contact directory, predictive text-input software for rapid text entry, vibrate alert, productivity tools including scheduler, calculator and world clock, polyphonic ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers, picture caller ID and games, language support for English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, WAP 2.0 browser for web access* and BREW 2.1 or Java™ capability*.

Measuring 1.93 in x 4.33 in x .98 in and weighing 4.0 ounces, the Kyocera KX12 will be available globally with CDMA carriers in Q1 2006.

Genuine Kyocera Accessories
Whether a music fan, a hands-free user, an enterprise data user or a voice-centric talker, Kyocera customers continue to have a variety of easy-to-use options available to enhance their mobile devices with new Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™.

The Kyocera headset with Bluetooth (BT) wireless technology fits easily and comfortably around the ear and allows users to talk hands-free with any Bluetooth-enabled handset. Kyocera's new installed hands-free car kit and portable hands-free car kit, both with Bluetooth, give users a simple solution for safe, cord-free driving. The new Music Controller with Stereo Headset from Kyocera allows users to immerse themselves in their tunes with a mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm adapter and in-line remote control for easy access to music playback and volume functions. It also incorporates simplified features such as voice-alert and auto-pause for incoming calls.

Kyocera also unveiled productivity tools designed to simplify instantaneous walkie-talkie communication, including a headset with a dedicated walkie-talkie button and a push-to-talk Dispatch Button to turn any desk into a radio communications station.

These accessories and more will all be available at CDMA carrier retail stores and on the Genuine Accessories by Kyocera Web store (store.kyocera-wireless.com) in Q4 2005.

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 (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, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$429 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).

* Features dependent on carrier availability

© 2005 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Genuine Accessories by Kyocera, Slider and Slider Remix are trademarks of Kyocera Wireless Corp. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Kyocera Wireless Corp. is under license. microSD is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. BREW is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier
phone: 1-(858) 882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
CTIA WIRELESS IT BOOTH #503
LPI Communications for Kyocera Wireless
Ellen Lynch/Melody Parrette
phone: 1-(415) 225-2240 (on-site cell)
e-mail: ellen@lpicommunications.com

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