Kyocera Takes Advantage of the Stage at CTIA to Launch New Lineup
Kyocera, the well-known CDMA handset specialist, has shown a bunch of new handsets today at CTIA. "Typical clamshell" and "variation on the theme" seem to be the design themes, with Kyocera only bringing one non-flip unit.
From left to right, at the top of the list is the E5000 (check that sweet-looking hinge) featuring a 1.3 megapixel cam, EV-DO, Bluetooth with A2DP support, and touch sensitive keys on the face to access your tunes. Next up, the M1000; this side flipper opens to reveal a QWERTY keypad, has dual displays, Bluetooth 1.2, and voice digit dialing. The E2000 brings the music-centric features with memory expansion to 2GB, front-mounted music controls for quick access, a 1.3 megapixel shooter, all packed in a styling piano-black enclosure. The E1000 brings most of the same features as its sibling, the E2000, but lacks the EV-DO love and the expandable memory slot.
Rounding out this year's offering is the S1000, this small candy bar boasts 3 hour talk time, a straightforward keypad for texting, and weighs in at only 76 grams. We can assume that Sprint and Verizon will see most of these new phones in the near future.