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Leap Wireless offers Dorado KX13 and Milan KX9B from Kyocera
Posted: 02-Aug-2005 [Source: Kyocera]

[New handsets from Kyocera debut at Cricket - the Dorado KX13 featuring a front-ported speakerphone and the Milan KX9B clamshell style with vertical external caller ID.]

San Diego -- Kyocera and Leap Wireless today announced the availability of two new Kyocera wireless handsets. Making their domestic debut at Cricket, Kyocera Dorado KX13, a color bar phone with front-ported speakerphone, and Kyocera Milan KX9B, a color flip phone with external caller ID add two stylish new additions to Cricket's handset portfolio.

Kyocera Dorado KX13 is a slim, affordable bar-style phone with an internal antenna, built-in LED flashlight and a large, vivid color display. Its robust, front-ported speakerphone is ideal for hands-free talking and listening as well as for crisp, clear sound to play 32-chord polyphonic ringtones. Kyocera Milan KX9B is specifically designed for mobile phone users who want a basic, voice-centric design without sacrificing style. A compact clamshell with a vertical external caller ID and an easy-to-use keypad for quick dialing and text messaging, Milan offers a high-quality, 65,000-color display, speakerphone and Enhanced Messaging Services (EMS).

"Our Cricket customers talk 1,500 minutes a month, nearly double the industry average -- so it is extremely important that we offer the latest, user-friendly handsets with a long battery life, and the Kyocera Dorado and Milan meet these needs and round out our stellar portfolio," said Nitu Arora, vice president, product development for Leap.

Compatible with BREW 2.1, the Dorado can support Cricket Clicks(TM) downloadable wallpapers, screensavers, games and ringtones directly over the air to augment those included on the phone.

Both Dorado and Milan feature predictive text-input software for rapid text entry as well as standard features such as scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch and a tip calculator. Each phone comes standard with a high-capacity battery offering superior performance, allowing up to 3.8 hours of CDMA talk time and up to 160 hours of standby time for Dorado and up to 3.3 hours of CDMA talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time for Milan.

Kyocera Milan KX9B is available starting today for $139.99.and will be available in Cricket's newest market in Fresno, Calif., which is launching today. Kyocera Dorado KX13 will be available at all Cricket retail locations in mid-August and will sell for $129.99. Both handsets will be compatible with Cricket's new roaming service, Travel Time(TM), which launched in all markets in June.


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