Grylls, man of many words uttered in a gruff, pee-drinking, yet hopeful voice is endorsing a smartphone. Let's be real here, if he says it's waterproof, dirt-proof and drop-proof it probably is. But let's take a closer look, shall we?
Japanese electronics company Kyocera has developed an innovative new transducer to replace outmoded—and underperforming—speakers in a phone.
Looks like the WSJ was on to something after all; Sprint's website confirms the existence of the dual-screen, Android-packing Kyocera Echo. It'll apparently pivot open to 4.7 inches of display real estate, which doesn't sound so big, does it? No more details at the moment, but hopefully David Blaine will be pulling…
Kyocera's EOS phone concept is chock full of outlandish features. From its tri-fold OLED design to its unique method of using kinetic energy, the EOS is just what we like to see in a concept.
Hanging electronics from clothes always seem to scream, "please take my things," but the Kyocera NS01 cellphone goes one step further because it's attached to a belt. But that won't save you from a gun.
The Kyocera Neo E1100 is a forgettable CDMA handset save for the fact that it has a glowing blue "lightpipe" and a hidden OLED display on its minimal exterior. Other than that, it has Bluetooth 2.0 and a 1.3 MP camera. But hey, it's nice to look at and it's coming soon to a North American carrier near you.
I can't say that I have ever been impressed by a printer, but the device they are cooking up at Kyocera could be a first. Their new KJ4 series printhead can churn out up to 200 meters per minute at 600 x 480 dpi, or 150 meters per minute at 600×600 dpi—which equates to about 1000 sheets of A4. After consulting a…
Thrilling Monday morning news: Crappy phonemaker Kyocera is acquiring crappy phonemaker Sanyo's mobile business for $3.7 billion. Kyocera will keep pumping out Sanyo-branded products, so Katana fans needn't weep into the night. [Press Release]
How does a pre-paid service handle over-the-air music subscriptions? Answer: very cheaply. Virgin Mobile's Wild Card by Kyocera is the first phone that can receive music from its Headliners streaming audio player. The service is $2.50 per month, and you can listen to a given song on demand for 25 cents. (Electronista…
Sanyo, longtime supplier of Sprint's wilder phones, has reached a "basic agreement" to sell its phone division to Kyocera, creating the not-too-intimidating seventh largest handset maker. [Reuters UK]
Kyocera had the classiest CTIA booth around, composed of faux grass, wood, river-washed stones, and red structural beams. But their phones are kind of irrelevant — they need a real flagship phone. And the S-hinged clamshell, the E5000, possibly their best of show, won't cut it. (Jump for a photo and specs.) This CTIA,…
Kyocera is jumping on the low-end QWERTY bandwagon with the M1000 announced today at CTIA. This candybar style phone opens to unveil another screen and a QWERTY keyboard similar to that of the LG VX-9800.
By Brendan I. Koerner
The pearl-white finish of the Kyocera Oystr looks similar to the Helio handset, but this Oystr unfortunately doesn't have a jewel on the inside. The phone is a pretty low-end specimen, with only access to Virgin Mobile content such as wallpapers and screensavers, two way speakerphone, text messaging, TTY/TDD and a…
Cheapo Handset Bill of Rights
Great for getting a group of people online from a job site, or perhaps at E3, the Kyocera EVDO router has four 10/100 ports and one slot for an EVDO PC card. It supports up to 2.4 Mbps download, which pretty much as fast as you can go right now.