Kyocera Zio Coming By July


When the Kyocera Zio M6000 launches sometime in the 2nd Quarter (that’s before July for those keeping score at home) it will become the company’s first Android Phone. And judging by the initial looks of the device, it’s a pretty good first effort:


The Kyocera Zio packs a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen, trackball, 3.2MP camera with 30fps video record/playback, 256MB internal memory, 32GB MicroSD slot, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and all the goodness you get with Android. As a CDMA device, the Zio could reach Sprint or Verizon in the United States among other American smaller carriers (MetroPCS, Cricket) or international territory.

Pricing and exact availability details will be limited to your imagination until future notice, but if you noticed, we’ll keep you updated.

Here is the full announcement:

Kyocera Reveals the Human Side of Android with the Kyocera Zio M6000 Smartphone
CTIA Wireless 2010

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today added a human touch to the high-tech smartphone market with the introduction of the Kyocera Zio™ M6000 Android™ smartphone at the CTIA Wireless 2010 trade show. Zio blends an elegant design with an ultra-intuitive user interface to unlock the vast array of content and applications in Android Market™. Zio, which marks Kyocera’s return to the smartphone space it helped to create nearly a decade ago with the release of two Palm-based smartphones, will launch in Q2.

Zio (pronounced Zī -O) uses CDMA2000 1xEV-DO rev. A and Wi-Fi network technologies and features an impressive, high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA motion-enhanced, touch-screen display as a backdrop for a fully customizable mobile multimedia experience. Along with the touch-screen, an intuitive, effortless trackball helps users navigate features such as the 3.2 MP camera with 30fps video record/playback, media player, full HTML web browser, Google Maps™ and countless widgets and applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Open Table and more available in Android Market. Zio offers substantial user-available internal memory (256MB) and supports an additional 32GB through its microSD memory slot. And, no smartphone would be complete without an ambient light sensor and accelerometer for easy viewing virtually any way, anywhere.

“Returning to the smartphone space with a compelling Android-based device makes Zio a milestone product for Kyocera,” said Eric Anderson, vice president of sales at Kyocera Communications Inc. “We’ve received great feedback about this phone from our customers and we’re confident that consumers will embrace it just as warmly.”

The phone’s other key features include a virtual QWERTY keypad, advanced voice dialing, a superior speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth® and 3.5mm stereo headset jack, USB 2.0, and a dedicated camera key to have fun with apps such as PhotoVault and Google Goggles™. The handset measures in at 116 x 58.6 x 12.2 mm and has a talk time of up to 6 hours and standby of up to 18 days. Zio supports AAC, AAC+, eAAC and MP3 audio formats; H263, H264 and MPEG4 video formats; and BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and SVG-Tiny image formats.

“Zio stands apart among Android devices because we intentionally set out to humanize this advanced technology and make it accessible and approachable for any consumer – without sacrificing functionality or style,” said Tom Maguire, head of global marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc. “We’re confident that Zio is the ideal platform to bring the power and customization of Android to an entirely new audience.”

[Via Press Release]

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  1. This phone does not wow me, but it is a great first step. I can easily see this phone going to MetroPCS. Kyocera makes up about half of MetroPCS’ phone line up, and they need a little bit more veriety to their selection. This is particularly evident in their smart phone selection.

  2. its nicee…but.. 1.6

  3. agree with above %100

  4. Its good that more people are joining the Android revelation.

  5. When will Burger King be coming out with an android phone?

  6. mmm, flame broiled Android.

  7. nice .. samsungs screens are better

  8. I know for a fact this is going to Cricket.

  9. Does this thing come with GPS?

  10. i want this so bad & i have metro pcs , when exactly is it coming?

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