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Kyocera's 'Smart Sonic Sound' lightweight piezo film speaker (the medium-size model pictur...

Japan's Kyocera Corporation has combined a piezoelectric actuator with a special resin film to produce a proprietary, piezo film speaker that is considerably thinner and lighter than conventional electromagnetic speakers, while boasting similar audio levels. The Smart Sonic Sound already provides the audio for LG's 55-inch curved-screen OLED TV and the company hopes it will give designers of future TVs, computers and tablets more scope to place speakers on the front face of products, enabling an overall size reduction and expanding design options.  Read More

The URBANO PROGRESSO will be the first phone to feature Kyocera and KDDI's Smart Sound tec...

Designed to overcome the frustration of listening to phone calls in noisy environments, Kyocera's new URBANO PROGRESSO smartphone provides an alternative to the traditional speaker by transmitting sound through vibrations in the handset’s display screen.  Read More

Kyocera's dual-touchscreen Echo smartphone

Kyocera’s dual-touchscreen Echo smartphone is now available through Sprint in the U.S. The standout feature of the Echo is the extra screen real estate provided by the two 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a pivot hinge that allows the device to be used in the traditional single screen configuration or folded out so each display can be used independently, side-by-side or combined to form a 800 x 960 pixel 4.7-inch display – albeit divided by a black bar formed by the frame.  Read More

The Kyocera Echo in Simul-Task Mode

For smartphone manufacturers, getting the display size right can be a bit of a balancing act. People want a screen that is big enough for doing things like composing and reading emails and viewing pictures, but they also want a device that fits comfortably in their pocket. To offer the maximum screen real estate while retaining the compact size of a smartphone, Kyocera has taken a leaf out of Nintendo’s book and come up with a dual touchscreen smartphone that offers multitasking capabilities called the Echo.  Read More

Envision Solar Tree

The University of California in San Diego (UCSD) is undertaking an unusual forestry project on the roof of two of its parking garages. The “Solar Trees” being constructed on the roofs will comprise steel components fitted with a canopy of Kyocera photovoltaic modules to provide solar energy for the university.  Read More

Planta Solar de Salamanca, Spain

September 14, 2007 Although the use of solar energy has is seen as viable for the operation of stand-alone devices such as phone-chargers and even a computer mouse, the question remains in some minds: is solar a viable alternative energy source on a mass scale? The proliferation of large scale solar power plants worldwide and plans to build several new ones seems to suggest that the renewable energy sector believes that solar does indeed have a bright future.  Read More

CES 2006: Kyocera Strobe Messaging Phone

January 6, 2006 Kyocera Wireless unveiled its new Strobe wireless handset at the Consumer Electronics Show today. The Strobe features a curved candy-bar design that opens lengthwise to reveal a second colour display and a full QWERTY keyboard inside, making it ideal for text messaging, email and instant messaging (IM). In consumer testing, the Strobe has apparently drawn rave reviews from younger demographics, impressed by its IM-enhancing keyboard, digital camera and other features and an expected price-point below other similarly featured devices on the market. Strobe is expected to launch at CDMA carriers globally in Q2 2006.  Read More

Kyocera Slider added to Orange mobile phone range

Orange has announced that it will add the Kyocera Slider to its range of mobile phones in November. As the name suggests, the phone incorporates a sliding mechanism to reveal and protect the phone's keypad in a similar way to clamshell designs...  Read More

Monday September 8, 2003: The morphing of mobile phone, PDA and portable computer is seeing the release of increasingly powerful pocket-sized, multi-use devices like the Kyocera 7135 Smartphone - a combination phone and PDA running PalmOS4.1 that includes an onboard MP3 player and exceptional data download speeds of up to 144kpbs over 3G networks.  Read More

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