Kyocera 7135 Available from Verizon in April
The widely anticipated successor to the QCP 6035 Smartphone, the Kyocera 7135 will be available in April through Verizon Wireless' business sales channels. Verizon made the announcement at the CTIA Wireless 2003 show.
The Palm Powered Kyocera 7135 features a small, lightweight clamshell design and CDMA2000 1X technology that enables peak data speeds of 153 kbps. It is the only converged device on the market to offer a 65,000-color 160x160 pixel display, Assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology, an expansion card slot compatible with both MultiMediaCard(tm) (MMC) and SD(tm) card standards, and an onboard MP3 player.
The Kyocera 7135 also incorporates a speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, silent vibrating alert, two-way SMS text messaging, email, and three modes of Web access (HTML, Web Clipping and WAP). The numeric keypad allows easy, one-touch access to contact and calendar data as well as messages or the Web. Featuring Palm OSŪ v4.1, 33 MHz DragonBall MZ, and 16MB of onboard memory, the Kyocera 7135 offers the complete functionality of a Palm(tm) organizer and supports thousands of applications written for the Palm OS platform.
The Kyocera 7135 is a trimode Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless phone, operating on CDMA PCS (1900 MHz), CDMA cellular (800 MHz) and analog cellular networks. For data features the device will operate on Verizon Wireless' national high-speed Express Network, which is available in 900 cities nationwide and delivers average data transmission speeds between 40 and 60 kilobits per second (kbps) with bursts up to 144 kbps.
The device measures approximately 3.97 in. x 2.43 in. x 1.17 in. (100.8 mm. x 61.6 mm. 29.7 mm.) and weighs approximately 6.6 ounces (186 grams). A user-replaceable standard lithium (1200 mAh Li-Ion) ion battery provides up to 3.5 hours of talk time and up to 160 hours of standby time in digital mode.
UPDATE: Kyocera's website is now accepting orders for the 7135 with Verizon service for $549 after rebate.
Thanks to Gfunkmagic for the news tip.
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