BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN DIEGO, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and operator of the most reliable wireless network, and Kyocera Wireless Corp, a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, today announced immediate availability of the Kyocera SE47 sliding wireless phone. The phone features a unique slide-to-open faceplate, which offers Verizon Wireless' trendsetting customers an alternative and fashionable way to open and close their phones.
The Kyocera SE47 gives customers a sleek new twist on the traditional mobile phone design, as well as a selection of must-have features. The Kyocera SE47 can act as an organizer, offering scheduling tools, calculator, alarm clock and a stopwatch. The SE47 is also equipped with many other desirable features, such as speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, polyphonic ringtones, predictive text and enhanced two-way TXT messaging.
The Kyocera SE47 is Get It Now®-enabled for easy download from Verizon Wireless' virtual mall that gives customers a myriad of separately purchased options that include games, ring tones and productivity tools.
The Kyocera SE47 is easy to use. The silver handset features silver and chrome navigation keys, which guide users through all phone features. To place a call, customers simply slide the screen up to reveal the numerical keys, then slide the screen down when the call is finished.
"This phone was designed for the discerning fashion-forward crowd that you're equally apt to find on the ski slopes, hitting the links, on campus or in the hottest new clubs," said Don McGuire, vice president of global marketing for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Wireless devices have become a part of our culture and fashion and the distinctive style of this phone really speaks to that audience. The Kyocera SE47 combines the design, features and price point that trendsetters are looking for with Verizon Wireless' nationwide CDMA network."
The Kyocera SE47 is light and compact, weighing only 3.39 ounces and measuring 3.48" x 1.89" x 0.90" closed and 4.80" x 1.89" x 0.90 open. The dual-band digital cellular handset incorporates assisted-GPS and CDMA2000 1X technology and has TTY and TDD capabilities for the hearing impaired. Predictive text-input software provides rapid text entry in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
The Kyocera SE47 priced at $49.99 (after a $50 rebate, valid on purchases between March 15, 2004-May 9, 2004) with a two-year contract, is available along with most Verizon Wireless products and services at more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, Circuit City and participating RadioShack stores and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 37.5 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.