|U.S. Cellular and Kyocera Communications Inc. have announced the launch of the Kyocera DuraPro. With Military Standard 810G certification, DuraPro is a perfect fit for consumers and business customers who need a tough feature phone on a high-speed nationwide network. It will be available online February 27 and in stores on February 28 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.|
The Kyocera DuraPro is water, shock, dust, and vibration resistant and is encased in non-slip Dura-Grip material for a strong hold and extra durability. It can be immersed for up to 30 minutes in up to one meter of water and comes with essential apps including, email, a web browser and navigation. Those features, along with a 3.2 megapixel camera, large keypad and powerful speakerphone, make the DuraPro a practical and reliable choice for consumers and business customers who need a device that can withstand harsh elements.
"For those who work and play outdoors in varying weather and climates, the Kyocera DuraPro is an ideal device to help you stay connected to people and information wherever you are," said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. "At U.S. Cellular, we want to provide a better wireless experience, and our customers can rely on this phone to keep working even in extreme conditions."
The Kyocera DuraPro comes with a programmable hot key on the side of the phone that users can easily assign for quick access to the calendar, Bluetooth, alarm or web. U.S. Cellular business customers and consumers who purchase this device also receive benefits no other carrier offers, including a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty.
| Exclusively from Sprint, Kyocera DuraXT is perfect for push-to-talk users who require a seriously rugged device due to their tough work environment. DuraXT offers industry-leading push-to-talk capabilities of Sprint Direct Connect and is wrapped in a rugged, clamshell form factor encased in a rubber, non-slip Dura-Grip material for sure hold and extra durability. Stay on task during tough times with military-grade durability, including water resistance up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Use the integrated 3.2-megapixel camera and camcorder to record critical events at the speed of Sprint 3G. The 32GB expandable memory card slot provides the storage capacity required to manage large files on-the-go (1 GB microSD card included). DuraXT boasts a powerful speakerphone and an enhanced User Interface allows for easier use. SPRINT DIRECT CONNECT FEATURES|
Sprint Direct Connect – Instant, one-to-one push-to-talk calling nationwide on the Sprint network, with any other Direct Connect subscriber. Direct Connect is the core push-to-talk feature and is designed for interoperability across Sprint and Nextel network platforms.
Guaranteed Talk Permit – The assurance that when you hear the push-to-talk “chirp” that your call was successfully transmitted.
Call Alert with Text – Send an audio alert with an optional text message to let another Direct Connect subscriber know you are trying to reach them and why.
Group Connect– Communicate with up to 20 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers all at once – nationwide, at the push of one button.
TeamDCSM – Communicate with up to 200 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers at the same time nationwide.
NextMail – Send a recorded message to any email worldwide or mobile handset via text message by using the Direct Connect button.
| Kyocera Communications Inc., a San Diego-based provider of Kyocera-branded wireless phones in the Americas, today announced at the CTIA Wireless 2012 trade show two new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphones designed to meet the everyday needs of real life: the waterproof Kyocera Hydro and QWERTY-plus-touchscreen Kyocera Rise.|
Leveraging technology from Kyocera’s ruggedized Dura Series and more than four years of experience building water-resistant mobile phones, Kyocera Hydro carries IPx5- and IPx7-level water resistance. Whether caught in a rainstorm or dropped in a sink, Hydro is certified as waterproof against sprayed water (e.g., rain) and immersion in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. It is Kyocera’s first mass-market water-resistant smartphone for the North American market. According to a January study by TNS Global Research, more than 82.5 million handsets in the U.S. have been destroyed by water or moisture.† Additionally, in a recent Wireless Lounge survey 70 percent of consumers indicated they consider water resistance an important feature in their next phones.*
“Kyocera has been making water-resistant devices globally since 2008, ranging from handsets for children to full Mil Spec, ultra-ruggedized devices, and Hydro is our seventeenth so far,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. “Wireless devices have become so crucial to our everyday lives; their durability must support our lifestyles. Kyocera Hydro combines a sleek, touchscreen design with water resistance to ensure it can withstand the spills and drops of everyday life.”
| Metro PCS has launched the entry-level, Kyocera Presto, a sleek, ergonomic design makes calling comfortable, while the large separated keypad makes text messaging a breeze. And with Presto’s built-in camera, you can travel light and share the fun. Presto is a phone you’ll love to hold and behold.|
You can get the Kyocera Presto for $9 after a $20 mail-in-rebate.
- Picture Messaging
- Text Messaging
- Speaker Phone
- Voice as Ringtones
- Vibrate Alert
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Web access
- Bluetooth File Transfer
|Sprint has launched the Kyocera Brio which offers a simple way to stay connected with friends and family without all of the bells and whistles that some consumers just don’t need. With its full QWERTY keyboard, QVGA display and comfortable bar form factory, Kyocera Brio users can easily stay connected with friends and family by creating and sending emails or checking their favorite social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Its 1.3MP camera with zoom captures high-resolution images with ease and users can quickly share and post with the help of Sprint’s 3G data speeds. Kyocera Brio will launch in Graphite Grey.|
- Ergonomically designed QWERTY keyboard for quick, easy typing
- Sprint Mobile Email (SME) and Sprint Mobile Email Work (SMEW)
- Access email from well-known providers like AOL, Windows Live including MSN and Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! and more
- Sprint Family Locator - Monitor your child's real-time location on an interactive map from your PC or mobile phone
- Parental Controls – Parents or business managers can restrict access to voice calls, text messages, and usage of web and camera
- Text Messaging Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
|Sprint has launched the Kyocera Milano which comes with a great mix of function and fashion. It’s compact, fashion-forward design features ergonomic curves and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that makes it perfect for first time touchscreen users or heavy texters. With Kyocera Milano users will have access to thousands of apps in the Android Market with the latest Android operating system 2.3, Gingerbread. Kyocera Milano also offers a 3.2MP camera and camcorder, Google Apps, GPS capabilities and stereo Bluetooth. This affordable Android device will be available in Black.|
- Powered by Android 2.3
- Touchscreen with slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- 3.2 MP camera with auto-focus and video camcorder
- Eco Mode – a battery power management application
- Customizable user interface with Sprint ID
| Wi-LAN Inc., today announced that it has commenced litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division against Apple, Inc., Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, HTC America, Inc., Kyocera International, Inc., Kyocera Communications, Inc., Novatel Wireless, Inc., and Sierra Wireless America, Inc. (individually and collectively, "Defendants").|
In its filing, WiLAN claims that these companies have infringed and continue to infringe WiLAN's U.S. Patent No. RE37,802 ("the '802' Patent") related to CDMA and HSPA and U.S. Patent No. 5,282,222 ("the '222' Patent") related to Wi-Fi and LTE.
WiLAN will be represented in this action by McKool Smith, a leading U.S. law firm specializing in intellectual property litigation. McKool Smith has successfully defended the patent rights of many high profile companies throughout the U.S. and has particular expertise in the Eastern District of Texas. McKool Smith is representing WiLAN in other patent infringement actions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
| Kyocera Echo from Sprint will receive the Android 2.3, Gingerbread, update through an over the air maintenance release beginning on Monday, August 1.|
Sprint will send update notifications to users in waves. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple two-step, over-the-air download instructions.
Users will receive a notification that Android 2.3 is available for download
Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.
| Sprint today announced the initial phones it plans to deploy in the fourth quarter when the company launches its next-generation, push-to-talk service powered by Sprint’s broadband CDMA network. The new service – Sprint® Direct Connect – will deliver higher bandwidth capacity to keep up with customers’ data demands and is expected to extend the company’s push-to-talk coverage to almost triple the square miles of the company’s current push-to-talk offering.|
The Sprint Direct Connect phones to be introduced this fall will be the Kyocera DuraCore and the Kyocera DuraMax. As previously announced, a third handset -- a Motorola smartphone -- will be described closer to the launch of Sprint Direct Connect. The devices will feature most of the capabilities available on current Sprint push-to-talk phones plus next-generation, push-to-talk applications and functionality. Specific availability dates and pricing for each device will be released later.
| Cricket Communications, Inc. and Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, answered the call for simplicity with today's launch of the Kyocera Luno at Cricket. Available for $59.99 MSRP and combined with the smart value of Cricket's unlimited talk, text & mobile data service plans, Luno is budget-friendly and offers streamlined key features in a dependable, high-quality mobile phone.|
"Cricket recognizes that many consumers want a dependable, easy-to-use phone that's excellent for making calls and sending messages," said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket. "Cricket's unlimited, no-contract, flat-rate wireless plans and the Luno's affordable price create a smart value combination that can't be beat."
The Kyocera Luno is immediately available at Cricket branded retail stores, select dealers in all Cricket markets and online at www.mycricket.com. Luno's classic clamshell design features a deep purple exterior with large reflective inset and 1-inch color external display.
Kyocera Echo, the nation’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone, launched today in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web and Telesales (1-800-Sprint1). Sprint and Kyocera Communications Inc. announced today’s launch of the innovative Android device, available for $199.99 (excluding taxes) with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade.*
Featuring two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a durable, patent-pending Super Copper Alloy “pivot hinge,” Kyocera Echo allows users to use both displays independently, side-by-side or combined to form a tablet-like experience with 800 x 960 pixels in a 4.7-inch (diagonal) display. The device also folds up easily into a pocket-friendly single-screen configuration. A complete look at Echo’s unique features and functionality is available at www.echobykyocera.com or www.sprint.com/echo.
|Sprint and Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced availability of Kyocera Echo (announced last Feb.), the nation’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone, on April 17 in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web and Telesales (1-800-Sprint1). The innovative Android device will sell for $199.99 (excludes taxes) with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. Beginning March 26, consumers can visit www.sprint.com/echo to “Reserve Now” and be among of the first to get their hands on Echo.|
“Continuing to set the bar high in Android innovation, Sprint is thrilled to bring this industry-first device to the market,” said Fared Adib, vice president Product, Sprint. “Kyocera Echo’s unique dual-screen, Simul-tasking capabilities allow customers to do things they have never before done on a wireless handset.
|Sprint and Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced the first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone, Kyocera Echo, exclusively from Sprint. This Android-powered device features two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a patent-pending “pivot hinge” that enables the two displays to operate independently, side-by-side or combined to form an oversized 4.7-inch (diagonally) integrated display.|
Until now, a single screen on a smartphone could only be used to complete one task at a time, even with limited multitasking capabilities available on some smartphones. Kyocera Echo’s second screen provides the ability to do two things at the same time and get more done – send an email on one screen while surfing the web on the other, watch a video on one screen while texting on the other, comparison shop online with one web site on each screen and so much more.
|payLo by Virgin Mobile and Kyocera Communications Inc. will have big talkers ‘talking the talk’ with the launch of the Kyocera S2100 on payLo by Virgin Mobile. Delivering performance with a purpose, the S2100 offers all the most popular features to take advantage of payLo’s no-contract plans and is available today at www.virginmobileusa.com for $39.99 (excluding taxes). The device will continue to roll out at Virgin Mobile retailers, including Best Buy, Target and RadioShack.|
Tailored to meet the needs of the voice-centric customer who wants basic data features and does not necessarily need ‘unlimited service,’ the Kyocera S2100, coupled with payLo’s 1,500-minute plan ($30) is ideal for those who like to “talk the talk” to stay in touch with family and friends.
“payLo by Virgin Mobile, with its 1,500-minute plan, caters to a growing number of consumers who have been paying for unlimited voice, messaging or data when all they really need is affordable talk time, and a lot of it,” said Mark Lederman, director, payLo by Virgin Mobile. “At $30 per month, these customers can now save money while knowing they have the right service for their communication needs.
|Sprint has announced the versatile, rugged Sanyo Taho by Kyocera to face any challenge. Not only does this rugged device withstand dust, shock, and vibration, it even takes on blowing rain, and immersion in water without missing a beat. Depend on the 2.0 MP camera with flash and camcorder to capture important images or videos on the fly. Connect to peripheral devices wirelessly with Stereo Bluetooth and utilize up to a 32MB microSD card to store your downloaded content. Sanyo Taho is prepared for anything you will encounter on the job.|
Main Key Features:
- Built “military tough” (military standard 810G) – withstands dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain and up to 30 minutes of full immersion in water up to one meter (3.28 ft.) deep.
- For enterprise use, restrict incoming and outgoing voice calls with password protection, disable both the camera and Web access, and lock the phone’s GPS functionality on so the phone’s location can always be tracked.
|Cricket has launched the Kyocera RIO, a new consumer to the super cool world of touch. The RIO has a large 2.8” QVGA full touch display and the new MyHomeScreen with 3 customizable homescreens, quick one touch access icons for messaging, dialer, scrollable menu (traditional menu options, applications and weblinks), and contacts. The RIO also comes with a trackpad/navigation key, 1.3MP camera, music player, microSD card slot, stereo Bluetooth, links to Cricket Navigator, Mobile Email, and MyBackup.|
|The phone features: |
- Camera Phone
- Music Player
- Mobile Web
- Touch Screen
- Mobile Email
- Text and Picture Messaging
- Cricket Games & Apps
- Cricket Navigator
Sprint today announced the SANYO Vero by Kyocera which will keep you connected to friends and family with email, text and web browsing with Google Search.
The SANYO Vero comes with a large screen and key pad with the ability to make your menus larger for additional ease of use. The extremely light clamshell has all the key mobile features, including a large, 2.4-inch QVGA display with 1.3-inch glow-thru OLED sub-display, 1.3 megapixel camera and generous battery life.
The handset features a “grippable” soft-black finish and an external OLED glow-thru display for caller ID and clock. Once flipped open, Vero’s extra-large key pad enables quick and easy messaging and the 240x320-pixel internal color display makes it easy to view threaded text and multimedia messages. With up to 5.2 hours of talk time, Vero is always at the ready.
ENTERTAINMENT AND PERSONALIZATION
|Cricket Communications Inc. and Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera - and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today announced the availability of the Kyocera Domino (S1310) mobile phone. It is available immediately at Cricket retail stores nationwide, licensed Cricket dealers and www.mycricket.com.|
The Domino, which replaces the Kyocera S1300 in Cricket’s portfolio, embodies affordable functionality, with enhanced features like an improved keypad, Bluetooth capabilities and a stylish new champagne-gold color scheme with magma–hued accents. Combined with Cricket’s nationwide voice coverage and value-driven, unlimited services plans, the conveniently sized, bar-style phone provides a wide variety of features at an affordable price to please consumers.
The Domino is enabled with WAP for standard Web browsing, as well as downloading of ringtones, graphics and Cricket Games and Apps.