Thursday, December 08, 2005

Slider Remix KX5 and Candid KX16 from Kyocera at Alltel

Alltel and Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced the availability of two new stylish handsets at Alltel retail stores - a Slider with digital music player, megapixel camera and Bluetooth, and a clamshell with digital camera - priced for just about any holiday gifting budget.

Kyocera Slider Remix KX5
This sleek, black handset with silver keypad unites a digital music player, high-resolution 1.3 megapixel camera and enhanced Bluetooth capabilities for hands-free talking with a large, vibrant color screen on the phone's signature sliding faceplate. It is a 176x220 pixel, 262,000-color TFT display, ideal for viewing images, surfing the Internet or playing 3D games, which can be downloaded via Alltel Axcess Apps. Includes an expandable memory slot for TransFlash™/microSD cards up to 512Mb for hours of listening at the gym, on the bus or in the office. Removable memory card also allows the latest songs in MP3 or AAC formats to be shared between the phone and other devices.
Features unique Kyocera "pinwheel" user interface for easy navigation between the phone's various features. Camera has a built-in flash and 5x digital zoom to expand photo-taking options.
Customers can get a full suite of Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™ including the Kyocera Music Dock, a sync and charging cradle that plays music directly from the phone through any desktop speakers or headphones. Or, there's the Kyocera K500 Gamepad, an eight-directional gaming controller for a console-like gaming experience.

Phone pricing: $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with two-year service agreement.

Kyocera Candid KX16 is a stylish camera phone for any budget.
This clamshell-style color camera phone has a built-in flash and five-step digital zoom. The camera features multi-shot adjustment, auto-focus, self-timer, white balance, color effects adjustment and more.
Enabled with BREW® 2.1, the CDMA2000® 1X-capable Candid KX16 can support Alltel Axcess applications, including downloadable musictones, ringtones, wallpapers and screensavers. The handset also features built-in polyphonic ring tones, screen savers and caller alerts, predictive text input for rapid text messaging and vibrate alert.
Productivity tools include an extensive contact directory, scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, world clock, stopwatch, tip calculator, countdown timer and voice memos. The handset has a talk time of up to 3.5 hours and standby time of up to 170 hours in digital service areas.

Priced at $29.99 with a two-year service agreement.

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Samsung SGH-d357 available at Cingular Wireless

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SGH-d357, Cingular Wireless' premiere product for its highly anticipated Push To Talk service launch. The d357 offers consumers "walkie-talkie" style communication, for quick and easy connectivity in an attractive and multi-functional device. Enhancing productivity, the d357's Push To Talk feature allows users to connect to one person, or to a group of people, instantly with the touch of a button. With the phone's Bluetooth® wireless technology, users can pair with or exchange data wirelessly between the phone and a Bluetooth-enabled computer, PDA or Samsung Bluetooth headset.

Features of the d357 include:
- Push To Talk Capabilities
- Bluetooth® wireless technology support
- Advanced voice recognition solutions
- POP3/IMAP4 email
- AOL®, ICQ® and Yahoo!® Instant Messaging
- Internal Display: 262K-color TFT; 128 x 160 pixel
- External Display: 4 Grey Scale; 96 x 96 pixel
- Weighs 3.0 ounces; Measures 3.3 x 1.85 x 0.94 inches
- MP3 ringtones and 64 note polyphonic ringtones
- T9® easy text entry
- Wireless Internet access
- Wireless modem capable
- Java™ support
- Tone, image and ringer download
- Integrated games
- Trilingual user interface: English, Spanish and French
- Personal information manager - Calendar, calculator, alarm clock, to do list, currency converter, world time

The d357 is available at Cingular Wireless retail stores, in select markets throughout the U.S., at the special introductory price of two for $99.99. For more information visit

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