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Kyocera New Torino QWERTY Messaging Device and Domino Bar-Style Phone


Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI), provider of Kyocera- and SANYO-branded wireless devices, today announced the Torino S2300 and Domino S1310, the latest in its line of stylish handsets targeting consumers who demand today’s most popular features but aren’t willing to break the bank to get them. In the QWERTY messaging device category, which Kyocera helped launch in 2006, is the Torino and its large high-resolution display and full QWERTY keypad. Domino addresses the still-robust segment of the mobile market still focused on value-centric devices primarily designed to make calls and send text messages.

Torino S2300 and Domino S1310 to Hit US and International Markets in Winter 2009

“In these challenging times, you can’t overstate the importance of a good value and these phones certainly deliver that,” said Eric Anderson, vice president of sales at KCI. “We’ve worked very hard to incorporate higher-end features in more basic product tiers and these phones strike an ideal balance between quality, functionality and affordability.”

Kyocera Torino S2300

From the company that helped invent the low-cost QWERTY messaging device category with the launch of the Kyocera Strobe, the Kyocera Torino S2300 is feature-packed with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.2 inch QVGA TFT display, 1.3 megapixel camera, and Bluetooth® 2.1 technology, and has the form to go along with the function.

The Kyocera Torino S2300 is a texter’s delight with SMS Chat View – threaded SMS text messaging that follows a chain of messages from a single contact – and also supports MMS, IM and email clients. Additional features include speakerphone, voice dialing, full-speed USB, 2.5 mm headset jack and BREW™ support.

Torino measures 4.06 x 2.60 x 0.59 in., weighs just 3.49 ounces and boasts a talk time up to 250 minutes and standby time of up to 225 hours. The phone will reach US markets in early 2010.

Kyocera Domino S1310

The Kyocera Domino S1310 is simple, advanced elegance. The handset features a streamlined bar-style design with large display, keypad and texting fonts for easy visibility, plus robust sound quality.

The simple design includes all the essential features, with Bluetooth® 2.0 wireless technology, WAP 2.0 browser and BREW™ 3.1.5 for downloading games, screensavers, polyphonic ringtones and wallpapers. It features SMS and instant messaging, airplane mode, a contact directory of 250 names with up to six numbers each, alarm, calculator, scheduler, stopwatch, timer and tip calculator as well as voice memos, speakerphone with dedicated function key and vibrate alert. Domino also supports multiple languages and TTY/TDD for the hearing impaired.

The handset measures 4.29 x 1.73 x 0.54 inches and weighs in at just 2.5 ounces. It boasts a talk time of up to 200 minutes and a standby time of up to 200 hours. Domino will be available in late 2009.

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