Kyocera Rise

One of Kyocera’s most decent offerings in a while “rose” right on cue at Sprint, and, also on schedule, the phone is now available through Virgin Mobile. The Rise is this time around up for grabs for a slightly higher price, but you’ll be glad to know you don’t have to sign up any kind of contract up front to be able to buy it.


How many times did you struggle to hear someone on the phone because of the ambient noise? Talking at the phone in the club or the subway is going to be less of a hassle, if a new technology pioneered by Japanese phone maker Kyocera goes mainstream. This week in Tokyo, Kyocera unveiled the Urbano Progresso, a smartphone that sends sound waves directly to your inner ear, bypassing the eardrum, through the means of tissue conduction. Cool, but what’s that? Tissue conduction happens when sound travels to the tissues in your head (like skin, bone, muscle, etc.) It happens all…

Cricket has announced the immediate availability of its new Android smartphone, the Sanyo Zio M6000 by Kyocera.  The new Zio features a large and colorful 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 3.2mp camera/camcorder, GPS, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.  Cricket is offering the Zio for $149.99 with a qualifying plan.

Cricket Wireless in the U.S. announced the pricing and availability of the Kyocera Sanyo Zio M6000 smartphone.  The new handset will sport the Android OS, a large 3.5-inch color touchscreen display, a 3.2mp camera/camcorder, a zippy 600MHz processor under its hood, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.  The new Zio retails at $249.99 with a qualifying contract and is available for pre-order today.

Kyocera aren’t a big name in the western world, but they’ve been considering launching an Android based device for some while now. The Kyoto (Japan) based firm is a general manufacturing company that has diversified into technological products over the last 10 years. What they bring to the table with the Zio M6000 is nothing short of revolutionary. The revolution comes not in terms of hardware, or even software, but in price. The Kyocera Zio M6000 offers a sturdy 3.5-inch 800×480 touchscreen, 600 MHz Qualcomm processor and 3.2-megapixel camera. It only runs Android 1.6, so you will understand why we…

Today Kyocera Wireless announced that it is working on a new Android powered smartphone. It is going to develop the phone in conjunction with Wind River, a company that will supply middleware and other support, including user interface integration, for the phone. Wind River’s systems are not expected to be available until mid 2009, so it seems safe to say that the Kyocera phone won’t be out until after that time. This news is tied into Wind River’s announcement that it is offering a commercial Android system. Wind River joined the Open Handset Alliance back in November of 2007.