Kyocera

  • Patent Troll WiLAN Targets Apple, HP, HTC, Dell And Others In Yet Another Suit

    Patent Troll WiLAN Targets Apple, HP, HTC, Dell And Others In Yet Another Suit

    Self-proclaimed “technology innovation and licensing company” WiLAN, billed as a notorious patent troll by most anyone else (and often, much worse), this morning announced that it has initiated litigation against Apple, Dell, HP, HTC, Kyocera, Alcatel-Lucent, Novatel and Sierra Wireless America. In its filing, WiLAN claims that these companies are infringing two U.S. patents… Read More

  • Sprint Intros First Phones With New CDMA Push-To-Talk Support

    Sprint Intros First Phones With New CDMA Push-To-Talk Support

    For Sprint, maintaining their aging iDEN network is proving to be more of a headache than it’s worth. Even though their Nextel Direct Connect service still has footholds in certain markets (construction immediately comes to mind), their financial statements report a loss of 367,000 iDEN subscribers this past quarter. In spite of otherwise strong figures, it seems clear that iDEN is… Read More

  • Mi-Look: Cell Phone For The Elderly, Pedometer And Mobile Alarm System In One

    Mi-Look: Cell Phone For The Elderly, Pedometer And Mobile Alarm System In One

    Kyocera did what a clever cell phone manufacturer whose home market has the oldest society in the world (over 20% of the Japanese people are 65 or older) has to do: it manufactured a cell phone specifically designed for the elderly. While the basic concept isn’t new, the way the so-called Mi-Look [JP] works certainly is. Read More

  • Fujitsu Takes A Bad Idea And Makes It Worse, Tries To Compete With Kyocera Echo

    Fujitsu Takes A Bad Idea And Makes It Worse, Tries To Compete With Kyocera Echo

    First it was the Kyocera Echo. Now this? Just when you thought someone couldn’t make a bad idea any worse, Fujitsu shows this off.¬†Fujitsu is working on getting this device to the market in the next few months, though no specific time frame was given. Video after the break. Read More

  • Kyocera's Solar Cycle Station: Eco-Friendly Stand For Charging E-Bikes

    Kyocera's Solar Cycle Station: Eco-Friendly Stand For Charging E-Bikes

    Sure, in many cases electric bikes are much more eco-friendly than cars, but even e-bikes need to be charged in some way or the other – most of the time, the power doesn’t come from eco-friendly sources. Kyocera, however, yesterday announced [JP] an alternative: the so-called “Solar Cycle Station”, which is essentially some kind of a bike stand that allows owners to… Read More

  • KDDI au rolls out 8 new (and partly awesome) cell phones

    KDDI au rolls out 8 new (and partly awesome) cell phones

    Japanese telecommunications giants SoftBank and Docomo unveiled their summer 2009 line-ups last week and were followed by the country’s No. 2 carrier, KDDI au, today. While SoftBank is to roll out 15 new cell phones this summer and Docomo even presented 17 models, KDDI au showed only 8 new candy bars [JP] in the morning. But some of these are amazing. Read More

  • FCC authorizes use of Kyocera's 3.9G iBurst Mobile Broadband Wireless Access System

    FCC authorizes use of Kyocera's 3.9G iBurst Mobile Broadband Wireless Access System


    Not quite 4G, but better than 3G, Kyocera’s 3.9G iBurst Mobile Broadband Wireless Access System (MBWA) has received a Grant of Equipment Authorization from the FCC’s certification arm – the American Telecommunications Certification Body. Read More

  • Kyocera joins the Android-powered handset club

    Kyocera joins the Android-powered handset club

    Love it or hate it, it’s pretty safe to assume that just about all of the big boys in the handset world are tinkering with the idea of bringing an Android device to the market (Well, except for Sony Ericsson. Or Apple.) Joining the confirmed list today is Kyocera, with an announcement that they are working with software optimization house Wind River to adapt Android to their… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA to sell Kyocera TNT! for only 20 bucks

    Virgin Mobile USA to sell Kyocera TNT! for only 20 bucks


    Starting Aug 20th, Virgin Mobile USA will be selling Kyocera’s TNT! handset for just $20; the “soft to the touch” handset is already available from Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and Radio Shack. Virgin Mobile says the TNT! flip phone is both stylish and durable and “perfect for consumers who like the simple things in phones.” Simple like talking and texting, (TNT… Read More

  • KDDI au releases 12 new cell phones in Japan

    KDDI au releases 12 new cell phones in Japan

    Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au yesterday followed DoCoMo and Softbank with their presentation of 12 new cell phones to be released this summer. The first models will be sold at the end of June. Here is the complete line-up:
    W62H from Hitachi
    (equipped with a 2.8 inch OLED display featuring 480×240 resolution) Read More

  • Kyocera introduces 1,000 sheet-per-minute print head

    Kyocera introduces 1,000 sheet-per-minute print head

    Here’s an interesting development: Kyocera is building a new KJ4 series print head that can print at 150 meters per minute at 600×600 dpi, which equates to about 1,000 sheets per minute. Check your box for your current printer’s speed and be amazed. The head should go into printers next month. Kyocera uses ceramic piezoelectronics to make this 4-inch head squirt out ink… Read More

  • Kyocera KR2 router now shipping

    Kyocera KR2 router now shipping


    I had the KR1 router from Kyocera for a number of months when I was issued a PCMCIA card at my old job. It was a decent router and basically the only one that would work so I didn’t have much of a choice at the time. I wasn’t even aware of the KR2 until now. Now that I upgraded to a MBP I needn’t worry about getting a router, but I know many of you road warriors could… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Wildcard available in stores

    Virgin Mobile Wildcard available in stores

    Yo, check it Virgin Mobile users. I bet you guys get excited whenever a new phone comes out, so get ready to pee your pants in joy. If you take a stroll to your local Target, you’ll find the lovely new Wildcard from Kyocera. Equipped with EV-DO, this flip-phone has a full-QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. All for $99.99 with no contract required. Looks like it has an… Read More

  • Kyocera MARBL Released On Virgin Mobile

    Nothing too exciting here, but certainly worth mentioning. Today Virgin Mobile released yet another inexpensive phone for the pre-paid fanboys. The Kyocera MARBL is just a basic flip-phone with literally no exciting features. Camera? Nope. Bluetooth? Sorry. MP3 Player? Not a chance. Seems as if the best feature on this phone is either the design or polyphonic ringtones, the latter of which… Read More

  • Kyocera: HOT SCOOPZ

    Kyocera: HOT SCOOPZ


    One stand-out device I saw this evening was the Kyocera E5000, an oddly shaped cellie with a fluid, sexy aesthetic. No real info yet, but really the draw is the design. Look at that odd hinge. Look at the chrome. Sex in a clamshell, correct? Best of all, we got the hot scoop on a new U.S. carrier, Carrier Logo. It seems Kyocera is making this phone just for them and we’ll hound them all… Read More

  • Kyocera Wonder Phone


    Kyocera today unleashed upon Japan the W51K, a device that I’m extremely jealous of. This svelte wonder comes with 65MB of on-board storage, TV tuner, FM tuner, MP3/video playback and a 2-megapixel camera. It also comes in three shades of cool: mirror orange, cyano blue and metallic silver. Read More