Launches of Kyocera's Laylo & Domino Add Some Happy to the Holidays at MetroPCS
Affordable and Stylish, Laylo and Domino Make Budget-friendly Holiday GiftsSan Diego, December 23, 2009 - Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI), provider of Kyocera- and SANYO-branded wireless devices, today announced the launch of the Kyocera Laylo and Domino handsets at MetroPCS Communications Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited, flat-rate, no-signed-contract wireless communications service. Just in time for the holidays, Laylo is an eye-catching red "slider" with a soft-touch finish and a reflective twist - sliding it open reveals a hidden vanity mirror. Domino is a bar-style phone that also comes in red and sports features beyond the norm at its entry-level price point. Both are available in all MetroPCS markets and online at www.metropcs.com.
"With its rich red finish and elegant styling Laylo is one of those few cell phones that stand out in a crowd," said Eric Anderson, vice president of sales at KCI. "And with Domino you get an eye-catching, affordable phone that's perfect for any season. We're excited to bring both phones and their just-right combinations of features, design and price to MetroPCS's holiday handset lineup."
Perfect for any on-the-go user, Laylo boasts a 2.2-inch contoured high-resolution display, a 1.3 megapixel camera and a discrete vanity mirror revealed when the phone is opened. Inside, the phone sports a large keypad with excellent tactile and visual separation of the keys for faster, easier typing. Laylo features Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology, a WAP 2.0 browser, BREW 3.1.5 and both multimedia and instant messaging.* Also included are wallpaper and ringtone shuffle, room for 500 contacts with five numbers each, powerful speakerphone with dedicated function key, and productivity tools including alarm, calculator, scheduler, stopwatch, tip calculator and more. In keeping with Kyocera's long history of environmental responsibility, Laylo includes a paperless user guide pre-loaded into the phone.
Domino is a streamlined bar-style phone that's a breeze to use with its large display, roomy keypad and large, legible fonts. It has robust sound quality and includes Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology, a WAP 2.0 browser, BREW 3.1.5 and virtually all of the other convenience and productivity features found in the Laylo.
The Laylo and Domino support a full suite of features and applications offered by MetroPCS, including: Pocket Express for delivery of user-customized content including news, sports, weather and more; mail@metro for accessing e-mail on your phone; Metro411 for unlimited directory assistance; MetroBACKUPsm for automatic backup of contact directories, Mobile IM for instant messaging and myMetro® to manage your MetroPCS account.
MetroPCS is based in Dallas and provides wireless service in the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Dallas, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Boston, Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Sacramento. The company has more than 6.3 million subscribers and has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 143 million people. For more information about MetroPCS or the new Kyocera Laylo, please visit www.metropcs.com.
About Kyocera's ALL Access
Kyocera's ALL Access was created in conjunction with Dreaming Tree Films, which specializes in creating hands-on, interactive programs for youth interested in filmmaking. Kyocera's ALL Access conducted a nationwide search open to anyone between the ages of 16-22 with a passion for music and film. Entrants were asked a few questions and program producers selected young people who hailed from various cities coast to coast, represented all ages and experience levels. Winning documentarians included: Kristen Ablamsky , 20, Port Washington, NY; Heather Allison, 21, New York, NY; Maria Garcia, 16, West Palm Beach, FL; Neal Heatherly, 20, Palatine, IL; Mark Helenowski , 18, Glenview, IL; Austin Hughes, 18, Yorba Linda, CA; Marlee Kamis, 17, Leesburg, VA; Desiree McMahon, 20, Lynn, MA; Marisa Mezs, 21, Lakewood, WA; Brendan Nahmias, 19, Orange, CA; Travis Ratcliff, 18, Plano, TX; Joshua Romero, 22, Des Plaines, IL; Sarah Soltan, 17, Winthrop, ME; and Lindsey Underwood, 21, Naperville, IL.
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.
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