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KYOCERA Wireless launches KR1 Mobile Router in Canada

New KYOCERA Mobile Router pairs CDMA 1x EV-DO with Wi-Fi to create a quick and easy high-speed mobile network

TORONTO -- (July 13, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced the Canadian launch of the Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router. The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router uses a single high-speed cellular connection to create a low-cost mobile Wi-Fi "hot spot" or Ethernet hub for multiple PCs, and delivers download speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps.

"The evolution of wireless networks and technologies has enabled capabilities far beyond voice on wireless handsets," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing, Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The KR1 Mobile Router is a logical complement to our highly successful Passport EV-DO PC card. The KR1 Mobile Router enables mobile professionals and consumers to quickly set-up and share a broadband wide area connection in any remote or mobile environment with a cellular signal."

A universal accessory, the Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router is designed for use with 1xEV-DO PC cards, including the Kyocera Passport, and select USB-enabled EV-DO handsets. The KR1 Mobile Router is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, enterprises and consumers. The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router distributes 1xEV-DO connectivity from the PC Card or mobile phone to as many as 20 computers via 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi connections and/or four 10/100 Ethernet cable ports.

Delivering average download speeds of approximately 400-700 kbps and a possible maximum speed of up to 2.4 Mbps in EV-DO coverage areas (and download speeds with bursts of up to 153 kbps on CDMA2000 1xRTT connections outside of EV-DO coverage), the KR1 Mobile Router delivers high-speed wireless connectivity for the job site, mobile sales team or family at home. The Kyocera KR1 Router also provides additional security controls such as 128-bit WEP encryption and an advanced firewall for added protection against viruses, hacking and identity theft.

Measuring 21.5cm x 13.5cm x 2.3cm and weighing 453 grams, the KR1 Mobile Router includes an easy-to-use configuration wizard and web-based device management using Internet Explorer 6, Netscape Navigator 6 and other JAVA™-enabled browsers.

Available to use out-of-the-box, the Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router is available throughout Canada through Bell Canada and TELUS with prices starting from $249.99. When compared to purchasing multiple PC Cards and service accounts, the KR1 Mobile Router’s return on investment typically takes only several months.

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, 2006, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10 billion (JP¥ 1,181,489 million) with net income of approximately US$596 million (JP¥ 69,696 million).

 

© 2006 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA). Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems Inc. All other marks are held by their respective owners.

 

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Fleishman-Hillard for Kyocera Wireless in Canada
Sarah Coombs
phone: (416) 645-3647
e-mail: coombss@fleishman.com
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier: Director - Corporate Communications
phone: 1-858-882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com

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