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Willcom WX340K Compact Mobile Phone Launch

First Willcom PHS equipped with electronic payment system “Osaifu Keitai®

January 22, 2009
(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)
Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) today announced the launch of the WX340K, the first Willcom PHS mobile phone equipped with the electronic payment system, “Osaifu Keitai®.”

The WX340K (W48.5mm×H99mm×D15.9mm), is a compact model and the first Willcom handset to utilize Osaifu Keitai®. The new model is also equipped with enhanced features such as a 2.7 inch QVGA display, 2 megapixel auto-focus camera with built-in lighting, and Flash® Lite™ 3.1 software. Furthermore, the user interface can be customized with the Willcom Gadget and Favorites Menu applications. The handset is available in three color variations; Brilliant White, Campari Red and Midnight Black. The new Willcom Fixed-Rate Plan is available, and along with voice call and e-mail capabilities, users who want to actively access the internet on their mobile phone will also be satisfied.

The WX340K will go on sale in late February through Willcom sales channels.

Photo:The WX340K Handset: (Left to right) Campari Red (R), Brilliant White (W), Midnight Black

The WX340K Handset: (Left to right) Campari Red (R), Brilliant White (W), Midnight Black (K)

Model Number WX340K
Colors Brilliant White (W), Campari Red (R), Midnight Black (K)
Sales Date Late February 2009
Price Open price
Sales Company Willcom Inc.

Main Features
The WX340K, with its smooth outer features, is not only designed for practicality, but also with a refined sense of style.

Viewing mail and using the internet is made easy by the vividly illuminated 2.7 inch wide QVGA large main display screen. The toughness and highly transparent characteristics of the strengthened glass employed in the display screen is resistant to scratching, allowing the user worry-free use of the handset. The highly visible OLED sub-display on the outer surface of the phone shows the time, the send-and-receive status of messages, and caller identification.

1. Newly Enhanced Capabilities
1) The first Willcom handset with Osaifu Keitai®
The electronic payment system allows for quick and easy payment when shopping simply by holding the handset up to a special terminal at the register. Also, as the handset is equipped with an IC chip, it is easy to exchange photos and contact information wirelessly between mobile phones.
*Data exchange is available with phones equipped with the same IC chip.

2) Newly equipped 2 megapixel auto-focus camera with built-in lighting
With a resolution of approximately 197 million pixels, the auto-focus camera with built-in lighting makes it possible to take photographs indoors and in low-light situations. The camera light can also be used as a flashlight for utility purposes.

3) Newly equipped with personal customization features
  • Flash® Lite™ 3.1 software
Set the main menu and standby display screen with animated images.
• Willcom Gadget application
Widgets in the standby screen allow the user to display news, weather or other updates from the internet, making it simple to keep tabs on one’s favorite news and information, with accessibility to bookmarked Web sites directly from the standby screen.
• Favorites Menu application
Create and design a personalized main menu with the most frequently used content by selecting and registering photos and downloads.

4) Easy-to-use, highly visible mail features
Mail features have become even more straightforward with the character input engine application iWinn.* Also, the Auto-line Font feature makes typing or reading mails comfortable by adjusting the letters to display clearly whether the font size is set to large or small.
*iWinn is a registered trademark of Omron Corp.

5) NetFront Browser
Enjoy full use of the internet on the handset with the NetFront browser, which can display Web sites that were intended for PC viewing.

2. Other Features

1) IrSimple™ infrared communication
2) Java™
3) Decorative mail characters
4) External memory slot
5) View mail during calls, extended call time notification

Technical Specifications
Size Approx. W48.5 × H99 × D15.9 (mm)
Weight 108g (with battery)
Standby Time / Talk Time Approx. 580 hours / 7 hours*
Main Display 2.7 inch 260,000 color IPS display 240 × 400 pixel wide QVGA
Sub Display 0.5 OLED 60 × 32 pixel
Address Book 1,000 entries (3 phone numbers, 3 e-mail addresses per entry)
E-mail E-mail (POP3 / SMTP) lite-mail and decorative mail
External Memory microSD™ memory card, up to 2GB (sold separately)

*When used in conditions of normal signal reception

IrSimple™ is a trademark of the Infrared Data Association. Japanese character shift uses OMRON SOFTWARE Co.’s iWinn. “iWnn V1” © OMRON SOFTWARE Co., Ltd. 2009. All rights reserved. The TCP/IP utilized in this handset is the Elmic Wescom, Inc.’s KASAGO TCP/IP. This handset utilizes the ACCESS Co., Ltd. NetFront Mobile Client Suite. ACCESS and the ACCESS logo and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks in Japan, the U.S. and other countries © 2009 ACCESS Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. One component used in this handset is a module developed by the Independent JPEG Group. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, and related trademarks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. U.S.A.  “Osaifu Keitai” is a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO, Inc. This handset utilizes the Adobe Incorporated Adobe® Reader® technology. Copyright © 1984-2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe and Reader are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and other countries. This handset utilizes the Adobe Systems Incorporated Adobe® Flash® Lite™ technology. Adobe Flash Lite Copyright © 2003-2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, Flash, and Flash Lite are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and other countries. microSD™ is a trademark or registered trademark of the SD association.

All company, system, and product names listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holder. The above is subject to change without prior notice.