KYOCERA Wireless Announces Six New Members to its KYOCERA Select Developer Program
Membership-Based Developer Program for Optimizing Premium Mobile Content Enrolls Six Members in its First Three MonthsLOS ANGELES, CA -- (September 12, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced that six members have joined its Kyocera Select program to jointly develop and optimize applications for Kyocera CDMA wireless handsets. Kyocera Select, highlighted by members such as Gameloft, Intercasting Corp., and Superscape, is a collection of top-level software companies developing premium mobile content including gaming, music, photos, social networking, weather/news and more.
Kicked off at the 2006 BREW® Developers Conference in June, Kyocera Select is a membership-based program that gives the world's leading Java™ and BREW developers advanced access to Kyocera handsets and resources for application optimization. Ultimately, the goal of the program is to develop compelling and entertaining applications for pre-loading or download to current or future Kyocera CDMA wireless phones.
"Over just a short period of time, Kyocera Select has become an impressive collection of industry-leading developers for a variety of mobile applications," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Their eagerness to be a part of such a program not only shows the consumer and carrier demand for mobile applications, but also demonstrates how developers and manufacturers can work closely to make the cell phone even more a part of an individual's life and unique personality."
To date, the Kyocera Select program includes the following members: dotPhoto, Gameloft, Intercasting Corp., Juice Wireless, OpenPath and Superscape. Kyocera Wireless is working with each company to optimize their applications on Kyocera handsets for a variety of mobile services and content. Examples include:
The TracNet 100 includes a mobile Internet receiver with a 3-port Ethernet router, infrared (IR) wireless remote, wireless keyboard, 12V DC power adapter, and EV-DO data card. In addition, TracNet 100 comes with a bundled 3W booster and a platform-specific external cellular antenna to ensure the best performance possible in marginal/low-signal areas.
· Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones with strong licenses and original titles, is the number one mobile gaming company globally. The company offers a diverse catalog of games ranging from casual to sports to action/adventure titles.
· Intercasting Corp.'s Rabble enables a new kind of self-expression that informs, entertains and connects people through the media they create. Part blogging and part location-based personal networking, Rabble connects mobile consumers with the world around them in a unique and intuitive way, turning users into producers and creating a marketplace for mobile user-generated content.
· Superscape, a leading publisher of 3D mobile games, combines highly creative teams of game developers with in-depth technical knowledge of game creation and a dedicated R&D team specializing in 3D graphics tools and technology.
Development companies interested in more information about Kyocera Select can find it online at www.kyocera-wireless.com/support/developer-program.htm.
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).
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