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KYOCERA Launches Stylish Waterproof, Dirt-Resistant K008 Simple Mobile Phone

Text, camera functions even easier to use than previous models

October 18, 2010
(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced the launch of the K008 "Simple Mobile Phone," a new waterproof*1 and dirt-resistant*2 mobile phone for the au network. By enhancing the operation of the most frequently used text and camera functions, the stylishly designed K008 Simple Mobile Phone has been made even more convenient to use.

The waterproof and dirt-resistant K008 is part of KDDI Corporation's new handset lineup, launched on October 18.

Photo: Kyocera K008 Simple Mobile Phone (left to right): Silver, Dark Green, Red and Pink

Kyocera K008 Simple Mobile Phone (left to right): Silver, Dark Green, Red and Pink

Model number

K008 Simple Mobile Phone


To be determined by retailer


Silver, Dark Green, Red and Pink

Sales companies

KDDI Corporation,
Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

With a focus on usability and comprehensibility, the launch of the K008 is the latest in the Simple Mobile Phone series — following the K003 (August 2009), K004 (February 2010) and the K005 (June 2010) — throughout which, each new model has continued to build upon the ease-of-use.

With the new model, previously time-consuming operations, such as adding emoticons in texts and setting up camera mode, have been made simple with functions such as “one-touch emoticon,“ and “simple camera settings” — which provides easy photo settings to match subject conditions for the best shot possible. Furthermore, the "automatic light" feature automatically adjusts the camera lighting to correspond to the surroundings. These new functions have been equipped to enhance the operation of the most-used camera features for convenient and easy use.

Also, the functions allowing for guided navigation by illuminated keys and audio text readings which were previously only accessible in "simple mode" are now available in "ordinary mode." The K008 is both waterproof and dirt-resistant, allowing for continued use without worrying about water, dust or dirt.

The handset comes equipped with a 3.0 inch QVGA LCD main display screen and a 3.31 megapixel auto-focus camera. Moreover, the “healthy pedometer” function provides everyday health and fitness support, and is equipped with a “healthy walking” function.

The simple and stylish design has a metallic outer shell that is ideal for mature users, and the phone comes in 4 color variations: Silver, Dark Green, Red and Pink.

Technical Specifications (provisional)


Approx. 108×50×18.4mm

(battery included)

Approx. 130g


Main display: Approx. 3.0 inch wide QVGA
Sub display: Approx. 1.4 inch monochrome LCD


3.31 megapixel with auto-focus

Data folder

Approx. 100 MB (or 1,000 items)

External memory

microSD™ / microSDHC™ memory card, up to 16 GB
(sold separately)

*1 Waterproof function equivalent to IPX5/IPX7.
*2 Dirt-resistant function equivalent to IP5X.
Ensure that caps and battery cases etc. are connected correctly. Do not submerge in the sea, swimming pools, or hot springs, etc. Do not place on sandy areas such as a beach, etc. If the mobile phone becomes dirty, rinse it immediately in clean, lukewarm water. Do not use a brush, sponge, soap, or detergent when cleaning.

The information herein may change without prior notice depending on changes to KDDI Group systems. microSD™ and microSDHC™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. This handset utilizes the Adobe Systems Incorporated Adobe® Flash® Lite™ technology. Adobe, Flash, and Flash Lite are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and other countries. Information displayed regarding auspicious dates is taken from the Kouseisha-kouseikaku Corporation's “Shin-koyomi Benrichou.” This handset utilizes ANIMO Limited's Ver.2 library of the audio text reading function “FineSpeech.” “FineSpeech” is a registered trademark of FUJITSU Limited. All company, system, and product names listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holder.