KYOCERA Wireless Enables Complete Mobile Control For Any Portable Music Device With Bluetooth® Music Gateway
New Compact Accessory Provides Unique Audio Technology, Making Music Portability for Music Phones and MP3 Players Easy for the Home and Office
Orlando, FL -- (March 27, 2007) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, today announced the Kyocera Bluetooth® Music Gateway for enhanced mobile music portability to entertainment systems. This compact and easy-to-use universal accessory uses Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology to free digital audio files from personal music players such as cell phones and MP3 players, enabling a wirelessly-controlled full room experience over home and office stereos* or Bluetooth-enabled headsets.
About the size of a deck of playing cards, the Kyocera Bluetooth Music Gateway plugs into any entertainment system via a standard RCA cable to transform music phones or any handheld music player into a mobile, in-hand remote control for favorite digital music files. Music phones equipped with Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) technology can transmit music from the phone to play on their home or office stereo system, all while keeping control of the music and volume in the palm of the users' hand. For users who prefer storing their music on an iPod® or other MP3 players, the Kyocera Bluetooth Audio Adaptor has a standard 3.5mm headset jack attachment that can add Stereo Bluetooth capabilities to those devices for the same full-room experience.
"Mobile music has certainly begun making the transition to cell phones, but many people still view MP3 players as their central mobile music devices," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing and product planning, Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Our new Bluetooth Music Gateway is the perfect solution to bridge handsets, music players, speakers and headsets so users can enjoy their personal music collections across different devices - at home, in the office or on the move."
Additionally, for those times when noise in the room isn't desired, the Bluetooth Music Gateway can also facilitate the transfer of sound from entertainment systems to any Bluetooth-enabled wireless stereo headset. Watching TV or listening to the radio during childrens' nap times is now silent, without giving up the mobility to do chores or just sit in a favorite recliner.
The Kyocera Bluetooth Music Gateway's sleek design packs a lot of advanced technology into a small package that can be positioned either vertically or horizontally to fit well within a variety of settings. Weighing just under 3 ounces and measuring 87mm x 74mm x 20mm, this black and metallic gray device comes with standard RCA connector cables, compatible with most entertainment systems and devices.
The Kyocera Bluetooth Music Gateway is $79.99 for the standard version and $99.99 bundled with the Kyocera Wireless Audio Adaptor, which retails separately for $34.99. All will be available in April online at http://store.kyocera-wireless.com. For a complete wireless music solution, the universal accessory can also be paired with a full range of Kyocera Wireless music-centric handsets and wireless stereo headsets.
* Operating range of device is approximately 100 feet
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 10 billion US dollars (1,181,489 million yen) with net income of approximately 596 million US dollars (69,696 million yen).
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