The next big thing in faster mobile data speeds for many carriers here in America will be LTE. Several of the largest carriers in the country are expecting to roll out limited LTE networks at the end of this year with more coverage areas coming in 2011. Kyocera is showing off what it claims to be the world's smallest, lightest, and most efficient LTE Base station at MWC 2010.
Kyocera announced the launch and availability of both the Laylo and Domino today with MetroPCS as the network provider. The Laylo is a elegant slider outfitted with a concealed vanity mirror that is revealed upon sliding it open. The Domino is a stream-lined candy-bar phone that shares a platform with the Laylo.
Kyocera have unveiled two new CDMA handsets at CTIA, the G2GO M2000 messaging phone and the Laylo M1400 (shown after the cut). Each is a slider, though the G2GO (pronounced "Good to Go", apparently) opens horizontally to reveal a full-QWERTY keyboard, while the Laylo has a more traditional numeric keypad slide.
Even though AT&T just received a bunch of new phones that focus on texting as a primary feature, Sprint is not a company to be outdone and have just announced the Kyocera Sanyo SCP-2700.
This latest texting phone is mostly keyboard and somewhat cheap looking. But that's okay. This texting device hones in on one or two primary features, meaning extravagance isn't required. Other features include the Sprint Seven email program, Microsoft Exchange support, a 1.3-megapixel camera, speakerphone, Bluetooth, GPS and more.
The screen measures in at 2.2-inches with a 320 x 240 resolution. One cute feature is a dedicated button for inserting emoticons. But just because there are texting features aplenty on this phone, it's by no means smart. You can get the SCP-2700 on May 10 for $29.99.
Virgin Mobile have rolled out a pair of new Kyocera handsets, in the shape of the Kyocera X-tc and the Kyocera JAX. The former is the more interesting of the two, having a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, stereo Bluetooth support and a 1.3-megapixel camera, while the JAX brings up the budget end with a compact body and "real music ringtones".
Nikkei, a Japanese business news source is reporting that Toyota will be unveiling a Prius that will have built-in solar panels. It is also said to be manufactured by Kyocera Corp. There is no official word on this, since Toyota has not actually confirmed the reports just yet.
Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m not a critical person. In fact I’ll put up with most things if you give me a chocolate biscuit. However, I’m beginning to think someone at Kyocera is taking the proverbial, if the internal screen of this new M1000 messaging handset is anything to go by. First off, no chocolate biscuit so no-holds-barred I’m afraid; what the mascara-arse were they thinking, putting that tiny little scrap of a display in there?!
To rub just a little salt into the gaping wound that is mobile TV outside of Asia comes word of this rather attractive little handset from Kyocera. The W51K has a flip-round 2.7-inch WQVGA screen and docking station so you can easily watch DMB TV in Japan; in fact the dock also has a subwoofer so all your colleagues know you’re not doing work.
Available in three colours – mirror orange, cyano blue, and metal silver (that’ll be orange, blue and silver then, will it?) – there’s an EPG for planning what you’re going to watch, an FM tuner for while you wait until your show is on, and a 2-megapixel camera for taking snapshots of your jealous friends.