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KYOCERA Launches Android Developer Program, Attracts Leading Application Developers to Support the New Dual-Touchscreen Kyocera Echo Smartphone

First Dual-Touchscreen Smartphone to Debut at Sprint on April 17 with Optimized Applications Available from Industry Leaders Including EA, Gameloft, Namco Bandai, MobiTV, Jibe Mobile, Telenav and More

Orlando, Florida - March 21, 2011 - Kyocera Communications, Inc. today announced the formal launch of the Kyocera Android Developer Program at the CTIA Wireless 2011 trade show. The announcement follows last month's introduction of the Kyocera Echo™, the first dual-touchscreen smartphone, which will launch exclusively at Sprint (NYSE: S) on April 17. The Developer Program, hosted at www.echobykyocera.com/developers includes a software development kit (SDK) and additional materials to support the creation of Android™ applications optimized for Echo's dual-touchscreen platform.

Kyocera already has received strong support from many well-known members of the Android developer community. The developers are creating and/or optimizing applications and features spanning across multiple popular categories including gaming, social networking, location-based services (LBS), mobile entertainment and productivity.

Gaming - Kyocera Echo's dual touchscreens are ideally suited for action-packed mobile gaming. Game play can span the top 3.5-inch display with controls accessible through the bottom display or a game can expand over both displays in "Tablet Mode" for double the fun. Kyocera is working with some of the industry's most popular companies to create unique gaming experiences, including:


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