KYOCERA Wireless Announces Global Launch of New K352 Camera Phone With MP3 Player in Venezuela
KYOCERA K352, which will be distributed first in Venezuela through Movistar, is a compact modern device with multiple fun functions; includes rights to six songs from Venezuelan musical group Voz Veis, preloaded on the phone
CARACAS, VENEZUELA - (September 19, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced in Venezuela the global launch of its new Kyocera K352 camera cell phone, featuring an integrated MP3 player and a license for six songs from the Venezuelan band Voz Veis.
Julio Jordan, Kyocera Wireless' Regional Sales Manager in Venezuela, explained that Venezuela is the first country in the world to offer this new and versatile phone, and that this is a testament of the importance and great growth of the cell phone market in Venezuela. The phone will be sold initially through telecom operator Movistar.
"The K352 comes in a compact bright red or brilliant blue design for those who want the latest in technology, but are not willing to compromise on style or size. Our phone is slender and comes packed with a powerful mp3 music player, making users feel as if they have a stylish portable jukebox that fits in the palm of the hand," declared Jordán.
Measuring only 4.13 x 1.71 x 0.6 inches and weighing just three ounces, the Kyocera K352 is a heavyweight when it comes to fun features. "The stylish phone provides music lovers the ability to listen to their favorite songs when and where they want through a built in mp3 music player. Hours of music can be stored on the phone's 256 megabytes of onboard memory," he added.
Consumers can easily select songs using the control buttons; transfer music, and manage their MP3 files by connecting to a PC through a USB 2.0 port.
The Kyocera K352, with 800 MHz frequency, offers up to 170 minutes of talk time, and 121 hours of standby time. The phone is equipped with a VGA camera, a 1.8 inch LCD display, voice-activated dialing, calendar, calculator, alarm clock, screen saver, call alerts, a collection of wallpapers, and an internal memory of 256 MB to store MP3 music. In order to personalize the ringtone of their phone, consumers can choose from pre-loaded MIDI files (polyphonic ringtones), MIDI files downloaded by way of Brew or WAP, and MP3 files downloaded through a USB cable. The mobile phone also uses the Brew 2.1.3. platform, which allows for easy downloads of games, tones, and images.
With respect to the rights of the songs from the band Voz Veis, Julio Jordán explained that they will only come installed on phones that will be distributed by Movistar, and may also be used as ringtones. He said, "Voz Veis songs come in MP3 and True Tone ringtone formats for the new K352 mobile phones, which are real MP3 players by virtue of their functionality and design."
The songs and ringtones included in the K352 from Movistar are El Farolito, Para Volver a Comenzar, Aunque Sea Poco, Devuélveme mi Amor, Niña Dura, and un Pedacito de tu Querer. There is also a special greeting from the band.
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. The company entered the Latin American market in 2001. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com/latin.
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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