|Kyocera Announces 2003 CDMA Product Line|
Posted: 18-Mar-2003 [Source: Kyocera]
[Kyocera unveils its CDMA wireless handset lineup including the Phantom, Blade and Rave Series; the Slider(TM); two colorful extensions to the full-featured Kyocera 3200 Series; the stylish Opal(TM) Series series; and the affordable Kyocera K110 Series.]
Kyocera Wireless Corp., North America's leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets, today unveiled its 2003 product lineup at the industry's CTIA trade show in New Orleans.
Eight new handsets, with diverse combinations of form, function and price, round out a product portfolio that already had made Kyocera a world leader in CDMA. New for this year are the fun and hip Phantom(TM), Blade(TM) and Rave(TM) Series; the uniquely fashionable Slider(TM); two colorful extensions to the full-featured Kyocera 3200 Series; the stylish Opal(TM) Series series; and the affordable Kyocera K110 Series.
Phantom, Blade and Rave Series
The Phantom, Blade and Rave Series offer three unique personalities with mix-and-match feature sets that enable carriers to design the phone that is right for them. All three handsets feature CDMA2000 1X technology and assisted-GPS. A modular design approach allows each to be ordered as single-mode PCS, dual-mode digital cellular or tri-mode with either grayscale or color displays. All feature contact cartoons, downloadable polyphonic ring tones, screen shades, and an accessory carabiner-like sport clip. Phantom and Rave can be user-customized with masks and faceplates, respectively, while Blade features an edgy design and an illuminated navigation "halo." Blade and Rave also incorporate an integrated flashlight. The Phantom, Blade and Rave series are expected to be available from multiple CDMA carriers beginning this summer.
Kyocera Slider Series
Kyocera's Slider, also known as the Kyocera SE47, is as small as a clamshell phone but easier to use, and is equally styled for the office or the nightclub. A large, 65,000-color display slides up and down to reveal and protect the phone's keypad, making it unlike any CDMA handset on the market today. The full-featured, fashionable design of Slider was based on how people actually use phones. This dual-band digital cellular handset incorporates assisted-GPS and CDMA2000 1X technology. Featuring EMS messaging with graphics, sounds and different fonts, this phone has a voice of its own. The phone comes standard with a WAP 2.0 browser and BREW 2.0 capabilities. Slider will be available this fall.
Kyocera 3200 Series
Kyocera Wireless is adding two new handsets to its 3200 Series: a color version of the BREW-enabled 3225, called the 3225c, and the rugged new 3245. The Kyocera 3225 and 3225c feature FunLights(TM), programmable strobing lights that surround the phones' displays, while the new Kyocera 3245 offers a more young and sporty design and an optional sport clip accessory. All phones in the 3200 series feature two-way text messaging, speakerphones, a scheduler, games, 25 polyphonic ring tones and vibrating alert, and predictive text-input software for rapid text entry. The 3200 Series features a large, seven-line display that is ideal for gaming, assisted GPS functionality and CDMA2000 1X technology, enabling faster data speeds. The Kyocera 3245 will begin shipping this spring, while the 3225c will begin shipping this summer.
The Kyocera S14 is the first product in Kyocera's line of fashionable Opal Series clamshell phones. The S14 is an ultra-small, feature-rich phone with CDMA2000 1X data capabilities. Designed for style-conscious consumers, the S14 has a brilliant blue backlit display, easy one-handed menu access via navigation keys, and weighs only 3.1 ounces. The phone includes Web access and the ability to send and receive e-mail, voice activated dialing, text messaging, contact directory, 25 ringers including vibrate alert, and four games. The S14 will be available this spring.
Kyocera K110 Series
The Kyocera K112 is the first phone in the Kyocera K110 series. The K112 will be an attractive, feature-rich handset for cost-conscious consumers in international markets. The K112 is a dual-mode digital handset with CDMA2000 1X technology, and is packed with features that cost-conscious phone buyers need. Inside its stylish exterior, the K112 will come equipped with vibrate alert; two-way messaging; productivity tools including a scheduler, calculator, alarm clock and stopwatch; one-touch voicemail access; contact directory storage; and predictive text-input software. Up to three hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby are packed into this compact, lightweight phone. The Kyocera K112 will begin shipping to international markets this spring.
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