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KYOCERA Answers Demand for Affordable Style and Productivity With New Torino QWERTY Messaging Device and Domino Bar-Style Phone

Torino S2300 and Domino S1310 to hit US and international markets in winter 2009

San Diego, November 20, 2009 - Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI), provider of Kyocera- and SANYO-branded wireless devices, today announced the Torino S2300 and Domino S1310, the latest in its line of stylish handsets targeting consumers who demand today's most popular features but aren't willing to break the bank to get them. In the QWERTY messaging device category, which Kyocera helped launch in 2006, is the Torino and its large high-resolution display and full QWERTY keypad. Domino addresses the still-robust segment of the mobile market still focused on value-centric devices primarily designed to make calls and send text messages.

"In these challenging times, you can't overstate the importance of a good value and these phones certainly deliver that," said Eric Anderson, vice president of sales at KCI. "We've worked very hard to incorporate higher-end features in more basic product tiers and these phones strike an ideal balance between quality, functionality and affordability."

Kyocera Torino S2300
From the company that helped invent the low-cost QWERTY messaging device category with the launch of the Kyocera Strobe, the Kyocera Torino S2300 is feature-packed with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.2 inch QVGA TFT display, 1.3 megapixel camera, and Bluetooth® 2.1 technology, and has the form to go along with the function.

The Kyocera Torino S2300 is a texter's delight with SMS Chat View - threaded SMS text messaging that follows a chain of messages from a single contact - and also supports MMS, IM and email clients. Additional features include speakerphone, voice dialing, full-speed USB, 2.5 mm headset jack and BREW™ support.

Torino measures 4.06 x 2.60 x 0.59 in., weighs just 3.49 ounces and boasts a talk time up to 250 minutes and standby time of up to 225 hours. The phone will reach US markets in early 2010.

Kyocera Domino S1310
The Kyocera Domino S1310 is simple, advanced elegance. The handset features a streamlined bar-style design with large display, keypad and texting fonts for easy visibility, plus robust sound quality.

The simple design includes all the essential features, with Bluetooth® 2.0 wireless technology, WAP 2.0 browser and BREW™ 3.1.5 for downloading games, screensavers, polyphonic ringtones and wallpapers. It features SMS and instant messaging, airplane mode, a contact directory of 250 names with up to six numbers each, alarm, calculator, scheduler, stopwatch, timer and tip calculator as well as voice memos, speakerphone with dedicated function key and vibrate alert. Domino also supports multiple languages and TTY/TDD for the hearing impaired.

The handset measures 4.29 x 1.73 x 0.54 inches and weighs in at just 2.5 ounces. It boasts a talk time of up to 200 minutes and a standby time of up to 200 hours. Domino will be available in late 2009.

About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI) is the sales, marketing, customer engineering and service headquarters for Kyocera- and SANYO-branded wireless products and accessories in the Americas. The company's devices are driving the convergence of telecommunications, broadband and multimedia. KCI was formed in April 2009 through the combination of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Kyocera SANYO Telecommunications Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Kyocera International Inc. The former was created when Kyocera purchased QUALCOMM Incorporated's consumer wireless phone business in 2000, while the latter was formed when Kyocera purchased the wireless phone business of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008. Based in San Diego, KCI leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). (also known as "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, office-document imaging equipment, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2009, the company's net sales totaled 1.13 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marks its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #418 on Forbes magazine's 2009 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

 

© 2009 Kyocera Communications Inc., San Diego California, USA. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Bluetooth mark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such marks is under license. BREW is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

 

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Communications, Inc.
John Chier
phone: 858.882.3543
e-mail: john.chier@kyocera.com

For more information, contact:

LPI Communications for Kyocera/Sanyo
Melody Parrette
phone: 858.361.9731
e-mail: melody@lpicommunications.com

 

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