Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced three feature-packed new wireless handsets and numerous exciting accessories to enhance the mobile experience.
Kyocera’s new handsets include the Kyocera Xcursion KX160 clamshell cameraphone featuring BluetoothÂ® wireless technology, a new version of the Kyocera Slider Remixâ„¢ KX5 that adds Bluetooth functionality, and the Kyocera KX12, a ruggedized walkie-talkie device. Kyocera also introduced a number of new accessories with Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free communication – including a headset, an installed hands-free car kit and a portable hands-free car kit – in addition to a music controller with stereo headset, a Push-to-Talk headset and a walkie-talkie dispatch button.
Kyocera Xcursion KX160 features Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free talking as well as a VGA camera with flash, 5x digital zoom and dedicated external camera buttons. For optimal content viewing, the handset features both a large internal color display (128×160 pixels) and a color external display (96×64 pixels) with picture caller ID functionality. The camera on the Xcursion features multi-shot adjustment, self-timer, color effects and fun frames. The 5x digital zoom can be adjusted from 160×120 pixels to 640×480 pixels as well. It is slated to be available globally with CDMA carriers in November 2005.
Kyocera Slider Remix KX5 (Bluetooth) unites a digital music player, 1.3 megapixel camera and enhanced gaming capabilities with a large color screen on the phone’s signature sliding faceplate. Slider Remix KX5 also features an expandable memory slot for microSDâ„¢ cards up to 512MB. The removable memory card also allows the latest songs (MP3 or AAC formats) to be easily shared between the phone and other devices. It will be available globally with CDMA carriers in November 2005.
The Kyocera KX12 walkie-talkie handset was created for on-the-go communication. The water- and dust-resistant design helps users to stay in touch in a variety of outdoor situations. Its dedicated walkie-talkie buttons and front-ported loudspeaker ensure ease of use and clear, higher-quality sound. The 128×128 pixel color display and brilliant-blue backlit keypad allow for easier viewing in harsh light or at night.
Kyocera’s new walkie-talkie handsets supports multiple CDMA push-to-talk software clients for maximum reliability with a variety of carriers. KX12 comes with a contact directory, predictive text-input software, vibrate alert, productivity tools including scheduler, calculator and world clock, polyphonic ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers, picture caller ID and games, language support for English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, WAP 2.0 browser and Javaâ„¢ capability. Measuring 1.93 in x 4.33 in x .98 in and weighing 4.0 ounces, the Kyocera KX12 will be available globally with CDMA carriers in Q1 2006.
Kyocera Accessories: the Kyocera headset with Bluetooth (BT) wireless technology fits easily around the ear and allows users to talk hands-free with any Bluetooth-enabled handset. Kyocera’s new installed hands-free car kit and portable hands-free car kit, both with Bluetooth, give users a simple solution for safe, cord-free driving. The new Music Controller with Stereo Headsetallows users to immerse themselves in their tunes with a mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm adapter and in-line remote control for easy access to music playback and volume functions. It also incorporates simplified features such as voice-alert and auto-pause for incoming calls.