Reliance Infocomm and KYOCERA Wireless Launch Six New KYOCERA Wireless Phones
Hyderabad -- (January 28, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, and Reliance Infocomm, India's largest CDMA wireless carrier, today announced availability of six new Kyocera wireless phones. The following phones will be immediately available in Hyderabad, with more than 13 additional markets to follow within few weeks:
- Kyocera Slider - a stylish sliding phone with a large 65,000-colour display
- Kyocera Koi - a unique swiveling phone with a 1.2 megapixel digital camera
- Kyocera SoHo - a colour flip phone with user-changeable faceplates
- Kyocera KZ830 - an entry level colour flip phone with Dual Display
- Kyocera KZ860 - an excitingly slim camera flip phone with 65,000 colour display
- Kyocera KZ870 - a camera flip phone with OE L sub-display and 65,000 colour main display
The six new Kyocera phones represent a strong and diverse portfolio of mid-to-high tier offerings for Reliance customers, with prices ranging from Rs. 3,999/- to Rs. 14,599/-. Reliance Infocomm is India's largest private information and communications services provider, with a subscriber base of over 17 million.
On the launch of handsets in AP Market, Shri R. Balachandran, CEO, Reliance Infocomm - Andhra Pradesh said, "Reliance Infocomm's pace of growth has led to the emergence of many large new segments within mobility; with customers seeking a range of handset options and features. The range of Kyocera handsets being launched will add to the choice that Reliance Infocomm's customers have, in choosing the combination of style, features and price that's just right for each one."
"As the wireless market in India matures, subscribers are showing great interest in more stylish and feature-rich phones," said Tsuyoshi Mano, president of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The six phones launching with Reliance Infocomm are targeted to those subscribers and offer a wide range of styles, features and prices."
No stranger to the India market, Kyocera Wireless has been providing phones since the market's first CDMA 1X-wireless networks were launched in 2002. Kyocera Wireless also has a subsidiary in Bangalore, called Kyocera Wireless India Private Ltd. that provides full hardware, software and testing support in the development of wireless phones.
India is one of the world's fastest growing wireless telecommunication markets. According to industry estimates, the country's wireless subscriber base is expected to triple to more than 140 million by 2008.
About Reliance Infocomm
Reliance Infocomm Ltd. is the flagship company of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Enterprises group, India's largest private information and communications services provider with over 17 million subscribers. Reliance Infocomm has established a pan-India, high-capacity, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network, to offer services spanning the entire Infocomm value chain.
The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Enterprises group is a member of the Reliance Group founded by Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani (1932-2002).
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).
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