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KYOCERA Introduces “mamorino 2” Children's Mobile Phone with GPS-Equipped Emergency Alert Features

Enhanced ease-of-use, waterproof and dirt-resistant for children under 8 years old

February 23, 2011
(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced today the launch of the "mamorino 2" safe children's mobile phone for the "au" carrier. The new handset has further enhanced safety features, a GPS-equipped emergency alert, and is now both waterproof* and dirt-resistant**.

Photo: Kyocera 'mamorino 2' mobile phone (left to right: Milky Pink, Cosmic Blue)
Kyocera 'mamorino 2' mobile phone (left to right: Milky Pink, Cosmic Blue)


Model number

mamorino 2

Colors

Milky Pink, Cosmic Blue

Sales companies

KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

Size
(WHD)

Approx. 488818.9mm
(19.4mm at thickest point)

Weight (battery and emergency alarm strap included)

Approx. 85g

Main display

Approx. 2.0 inch QVGA


In March of last year, Kyocera launched the original “mamorino” mobile phone targeting children under the age of 8 which had simplified functionality and was equipped with GPS tracking and a feature that only allows the phone to place outgoing calls and texts to limited pre-programmed contacts. Following the concept of the well-received mamorino, Kyocera has used customer feedback to further improve on the usability and features which provide both peace of mind for parents and safety for young children.

The phone is designed with a rounded body and large keys which are ideal for children with small hands. The handset is now both waterproof and dirt-resistant to endure the realities of children's active lifestyles. The phones pre-programmed contact list has been expanded from 4 to 10 numbers so that more loved-ones can be there to care for the child. The location alert feature, now allows for an automatic time alert setting — letting parents know where their child is at given times of the day. For children, the phone now features new ring tone melodies, and photos sent to the handset can be set as the screen wallpaper. The handset is available in Cosmic Blue and Milky Pink color designs for both boys and girls.

Furthermore, the handset is equipped with an emergency alert feature, activated by pulling the strap, which projects a loud alarm and flashing light for the child's safety and the parent's peace of mind. Also, in the event of an emergency or trouble, a special service allows the emergency alarm to automatically notify Secom Co., Ltd. (home and business security services) thus dispatching emergency response personnel to the child's location***.

The mamorino 2 is part of KDDI Corporation's new lineup.


Main Features
1.) Safety support
GPS features allow parents to see a history of their child's movement, and also see where their child is at anytime with the location tracker. Furthermore, the emergency alert can contact Secom security to dispatch emergency response personnel to the child's location in the event that the child is in danger.

2.) Simple and easy operation
With simplified text and GPS functions, and newly added dirt-resistance, the mamorino 2 is a safe phone for young children. The phone can only call or text to 10 pre-programmed contacts, with the most important three contact numbers set to one-touch buttons. The design has also been enhanced with larger keys that are easier to press, and a navigation cursor. Also the round shape is good for children's small hands with two color designs that appeal to younger children.

3.) Special features

Location tracking

Automatic updates of a child's location can be scheduled to be sent to the mobile phone or computer of a parent or guardian.

Movement history

Parents can receive a history of their child's movement by email or text message.

Secom security alert

In the event of an emergency, simply pulling the strap on the emergency alarm will both sound a loud alarm and relay an automatic alert to the Secom emergency response center which will dispatch security personnel to the child's location.

School off-mode

The phone has a special school "off-mode" which fundamentally turns off the phone so it will not disrupt class or distract the child, while still allowing the GPS functions to operate.

Battery status alert

When the battery power gets low, a message will automatically be sent to the #1 pre-programmed contact.

One-Touch Keys:
Easily dial 3 preprogrammed contact numbers.
     
Emergency Alarm Strap:
Pulling the strap sounds the alarm and automatically contacts Secom security staff.
Photo: Special features
Emergency Light Key:
Hold down the key to activate emergency lights on both sides.
     
Battery Case Lock:
Prevents third persons from deliberately disabling the battery.


* Waterproof function equivalent to IPX5/IPX7.
** Dirt-resistance function equivalent to IP5X.
*** A separate contract is required with Secom Co., Ltd. for this service
Waterproof characteristic rated at IPX5 and IPX7 (former Japan Industrial Standards (JIS) Protection Code).
Waterproof characteristic details are explained below.
IPX5: The handset retains the functions of a telephone even after being exposed to water projected at the rate of approximately 12.5 liters per minute for at least three minutes from all directions using nozzles with a 6.3mm bore from a distance of approximately 3 meters.
IPX7: The handset retains the functions of a telephone without water entering the main body after being submerged slowly to a depth of 1 meter, containing fresh water and tap water, respectively, and being left submerged for approximately 30 minutes. The unit must have the caps firmly closed and the lid of the battery container securely fastened. Do not soak the handset in water other than tap water at normal temperature.

The information herein may change without prior notice depending on changes to KDDI Group systems. All trademarks and registered trademarks in this news release are those of their respective holders.

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