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Microsoft is asking a federal judge in Seattle to issue an injunction against several of Kyocera's smartphones, claiming they infringe on seven of the company's patents. According to the lawsuit, the cellphone models belong to Kyocera's Duraforce, Hydro, and Brigadier lines, all of which are Android-based devices.Though patent lawsuits can often be downright nasty, as we've seen several times over in various lawsuits filed between Samsung and Apple, it appears Microsoft is making an effort to keep things civil in its dispute with Kyocera."We respect Kyocera but we believe they need to license the... Read more...
Life is full of accidents and mishaps. Unfortunately, our favorite electronic devices often pay the price for our clumsiness. If you’ve ever jumped in the pool, forgetting your smartphone was in your pocket or accidentally dropped your phone in the toilet, you know all too well the feeling of frustration and disappointment that comes when you realize you’ve destroyed your coveted smartphone. Other than monthly device insurance costs, an option is to consider a waterproof or resistant smartphone, like Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active or the Galaxy S 5, which is what we’re looking at... Read more...
Life is full of accidents and mishaps. Unfortunately, our favorite electronic devices often pay the price for our clumsiness. If you’ve ever jumped in the pool, forgetting your smartphone was in your pocket or accidentally dropped your phone in the toilet, you know all too well the feeling of frustration and disappointment that comes when you realize you’ve destroyed your coveted smartphone. Of course, there are a number of options to help protect your phone from water damage. Insurance that covers water damage and theft is a good option for some but it can get expensive and you’ll... Read more...
Sprint and Kyocera announced the new Kyocera Torque ultra-rugged smartphone. This smartphone is Sprint's first ultra-rugged smartphone to offer 4G LTE connectivity. The Torque runs on Android and is designed to withstand dust, drops, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog, and extreme temperatures. The phone can also withstand a dunk in water up to one meter for up to 30 minutes. The Torque will also be the first handset in the US to feature Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology. This technology eliminates the need for a traditional speaker. Instead,... Read more...
According to a report by Tech-On!, Kyocera Corp. demoed a new touchscreen panel for mobile devices at CEATEC Japan that simulates the feeling of touching a physical button. Bearing the moniker “New Sensation Touch Panel”, the new touchscreen apparently uses piezoelectric elements embedded between the LCD and touch panels. When the user’s finger touches a given spot on the screen, the piezo elements sense the pressure and vibrate, which gives the user the sense that they’re touching a physical button. The elements can reportedly simulate a button click; pressing a soft mechanical... Read more...
Remember the "chirp?" That little bleep used to be all the rage, and while the amount of folks using Nextel / Sprint's push-to-talk services has dwindled over the years, it's still a staple of certain industries, particularly those that work outdoors or in the field. Starting next week, Sprint will be launching their new push-to-talk service, called Sprint Direct Connect. It's a 3G CDMA-based service that serves to expand PTT coverage, enhance broadband support (mobile data) and enable new features that couldn't be used on the existing PTT network. The Kyocera Duramax will be the phone to spearhead... Read more...
Sprint and Kyocera are targeting back to school shoppers with the introduction of two new phones. The Kyocera Milano is designed for first-time Android users and heavy texters with its QWERTY keypad and touchscreen. The Milano is an entry-level smartphone that runs Android 2.3. Other key features include a 3.2MP camera, 512MB of onboard memory, a 2GB microSD card, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. The Kyocera Brio is designed to be a simple handset in a candy-bar form factor. The phone features a curved QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. Both devices launch today,... Read more...
Sprint revealed the phones it will deploy in the fourth quarter when it launches its next-generation push-to-talk service. The new service will be known as Sprint Direct Connect. The new service will be available in a much larger area than the company's current push-to-talk offering. In fact, the new service will reportedly cover almost triple the square miles of the current offering. The Kyocera DuraCore, the Kyocera DuraMax, and a Motorola smartphone will launch this fall with the launch of Sprint Direct Connect. The new phones will offer most of the capabilities available on current Sprint push-to-talk... Read more...
We've seen a number of hot smartphones hit the market recently, including the HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Charge, and others. Although each phone has its own appeal, there are also a lot of similarities among today's hottest smartphones—most have a 1GHz processor, at least 16GB of storage in one form or another, at least a 4-inch display, etc. Sprint and Kyocera weren't content to simply offer more of the same in terms of smartphones. That's where the Kyocera Echo comes in to play. This smartphone features an innovative design with not one, but two, screens. The Echo is the first dual-touchscreen... Read more...
We've seen a number of hot smartphones hit the market recently, including the HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Charge, and others. Although each phone has its own appeal, there are also a lot of similarities among today's hottest smartphones—most have a 1GHz processor, at least 16GB of storage in one form or another, at least a 4-inch display, etc. Sprint and Kyocera weren't content to simply offer more of the same in terms of smartphones. That's where the Kyocera Echo comes in to play. This smartphone features an innovative design with not one, but two, screens. The Echo is the first dual-touchscreen... Read more...
Kyocera and Sprint are teaming up to offer an Android experience unlike what you’ll get on any other smartphone. The new Kyocera Echo, the nation’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone, is now available for $199.99 after a two-year contract. The Echo features two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays that can be used independently or together for a tablet-like experience. The device can also be folded into a single-screen configuration.  The Kyocera Echo runs on Android 2.2 and features a 5 megapixel camera with flash, 720 HD camcorder, 1 GB of onboard memory, 8GB microSD... Read more...
Earlier in the year, Sprint made quite a big deal about the first dual-screen Android smartphone. But the Kyocera Echo was quickly overshadowed by the Atrix 4G, Verizon's iPhone 4 and a slew of other devices from HP, Samsung, and LG. Now, the phone has one last chance to shine before becoming yesterday's news, as it is going on sale this week exclusively on Sprint. The smartphone will cost $199.99 with a 2-year contract, and will officially go on sale to end-users on March 26. Since it has been awhile between the launch and this release, here's a bit of the back-story: this phone features two 3.5"... Read more...
There's an all new Android phone on the scene this week, and it's not being made by the usual suspects. Not HTC, not Motorola, not LG and not Samsung. Nope, none of those. The industry's first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone is actually being produced by Kyocera. It's easily the company's most notable phone in recent memory, and it may encourage a new wave of innovation that we haven't seen since the introduction of Android. There has been a few dual-screen notebooks to come to market, none of which reached anything close to critical mass. But would a dual-screen smartphone have a better shot... Read more...
Today is the day for Android-related news. We've already heard announcements from Samsung and Sprint/HTC. In an attempt to return to the smartphone space, Kyocera revealed its own Android-powered smartphone today. The new Kyocera Zio M6000 will launch in the second quarter and feature a 3.5-inch WVGA motion enhanced touchscreen display as well as a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 256MB of internal memory. Kyocera Reveals the Human Side of Android with the Kyocera Zio M6000 Smartphone LAS VEGAS--Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today... Read more...
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