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Kyocera Launches Three New PHS Phones with Enhanced Talking Time Capabilities

Realizing continuous talk times of approx. 11 hours, the longest among PHS phones in Japan

September 21, 2011

(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced that it has succeeded in reducing the power consumption of PHS handsets during voice calls by approximately 20% compared to previous models. With Kyocera's proprietary technology, the company's three new handsets realize continuous talk times of approximately 11 hours*1 — the longest among PHS phones marketed in Japan*2. Kyocera announced three new models using this technology: WX01K, a standard clamshell style handset with enhanced functions; Sweetia (WX02K), a straight-type handset for young women who prefer their phones with cute designs; and LIBERIO (WX03K), featuring a simple, high-quality design. These models meet the needs of users of various ages and lifestyles — offering PHS communications to a wide range of people.

Photo: Left to right: WX01K, Feel Red (open & closed); Sweetia, Pastel Pink; LIBERIO, Black

Left to right: WX01K, Feel Red (open & closed); Sweetia, Pastel Pink; LIBERIO, Black

The three new models realize continuous talk times of approximately 11 hours, which enables longer calls without the need to worry about battery levels. Furthermore, these models are equipped with a noise reduction function to reduce background noise and a diversity antenna, featuring stable radio wave sensitivity to allow clear sound during calls, which provides more stable calls for users who subscribe to WILLCOM service plans such as the 24-hour flat-rate or the anybody flat-rate plans.

The new handsets are part of the lineup announced on September 21 by WILLCOM, Inc. and WILLCOM OKINAWA, Inc. The WX01K is set to launch on October 6, 2011, while the Sweetia and LIBERIO are planned for release in mid-November 2011.

Model WX01K Sweetia
Body Type Clamshell Straight
Colors Feel Red, Lamp Black, Silky White, Shell Pink Rose Pink, Purple, Pastel Pink, Ivory, Blue, White Black, White, Red, Navy
Sales Companies WILLCOM, Inc., WILLCOM OKINAWA, Inc.
Release Date October 6, 2011 Mid-November 2011
Size (W×H×D)(mm) Approx. 50×108×13.6 Approx. 42×121×10.8
Weight (g) Approx. 109 Approx. 73
Main Display 3.0-inch WQVGA 2.0-inch QVGA
Sub Display 0.9 inch OLED
Camera Approx. 3-megapixel with mobile light Approx. 0.31-megapixel
Standby Time Approx. 750 hours Approx. 700 hours
Talk Time Approx. 11 hours
Data Folder Approx. 70MB
External Memory microSDTM / microSDHCTM memory card, up to 32GB (sold separately)

*1 Standby and talk times are based on averages in areas with sufficient signal reception. Actual times may vary depending on signal reception and use.
*2 Among PHS phones that have been released since 2011, as of August 24, 2011. Based on research by Kyocera.

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