Kyocera Honored as “Device Vendor of the Year” by RadioShack
Award recognizes Kyocera’s differentiated portfolio of mobile devices and
dedicated support of RadioShack’s stores nationwide
SAN DIEGO -- November 01, 2012
Kyocera Communications Inc., a San Diego-based provider of wireless phones in
the Americas and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc.,
announced today that it has been named “Device Vendor of the Year” by
RadioShack®. The award, given at this month’s RadioShack Summit in Fort Worth,
Tex., recognizes not only the strength of Kyocera’s mobile-phone portfolio,
but also its dedicated, end-to-end support of RadioShack’s diverse pre- and
post-paid wireless service offerings.
RadioShack, one of the nation’s leading electronics retailers for 90 years,
gives “Vendor of the Year” awards in four categories each year. With mobile
devices today accounting for more than 50 percent of the company’s sales, the
“Device” category is highly competitive among the world’s leading cell phone
manufacturers. RadioShack is one of the nation’s top retailers of mobile
devices. At the RadioShack Summit, Kyocera received the award from
RadioShack’s chief executive officer Dorvin Lively and vice president of
mobility Allen McClard at a formal dinner attended by more than 3,500 people.
RadioShack currently sells 15 Kyocera mobile phones, highlighted by the
recently introduced Kyocera Hydro and Kyocera Rise. Sold with pre-paid,
flat-rate service from Boost Mobile, the Kyocera Hydro is an Android™ 4.0
smartphone with the added benefit of IPx5- and IPx7-level waterproofing. The
Kyocera Rise, offered with pre-paid service from Virgin Mobile or post-paid
service from Sprint, is an affordable Android 4.0 smartphone with a
comfortable slide-out QWERTY keypad. Other prominent devices at RadioShack
from Kyocera include the Innuendo messaging phone and the Dura Series of
ruggedized feature phones supporting the Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk
“In carrying so many Kyocera devices, RadioShack has placed great faith in us
and we are honored that they have recognized our efforts with this prestigious
award,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of sales
and marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc. "This year Kyocera sharpened its
focus on providing devices that are not only affordable and intuitive, but
also differentiated with features like waterproofing, QWERTY keypads and
ruggedization that meet the real needs of real consumers.”
About Kyocera Communications Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI) is the headquarters for Kyocera-branded
wireless products and accessories in the Americas. The company's devices are
driving the convergence of telecommunications, broadband and multimedia. KCI
was formed in April 2009 through the combination of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and
Kyocera Sanyo Telecommunications Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of
Kyocera International Inc. The former was created when Kyocera purchased
QUALCOMM Incorporated's consumer wireless phone business in 2000, while the
latter was formed when Kyocera purchased the wireless phone business of Sanyo
Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008. Based in San Diego, KCI leverages Japan's history
of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the
environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style,
resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface.
For more information, please visit http://www.kyocera-wireless.com or follow
the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kyoceramobilephones.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining
these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with
other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of
telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, solar power generating
systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and
industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net
sales totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is
ranked #426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000" listing of the world's
largest publicly traded companies.
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