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 don’t feel the software is anything to write home about either. However, as I’m sure you will agree, the specifications are reasonable and for a grand unsubsidized sum of $169-$216, its an amazing achievment.
All the manufacturing company needs now is a carrier in the USA or Europe to help shift this thing and they will do wonders for price competition over here. After all, we can only assume that the profit will come in volume sales. Head on over to their website here for some cool flash intro and advertisement material.