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Company Overview of Kyocera Communications, Inc.

Company Overview

Kyocera Communications, Inc. designs and manufactures wireless consumer products to customers in the Americas. It provides mobile handsets, smartphones, waterproof phones, and other wireless products; and accessories, such as car and travel chargers, batteries and doors, data cables, Bluetooth, headsets, memory products, cases and skins, holsters, adapters, and routers. The company has a strategic alliance with WidePoint Corporation. Kyocera Communications, Inc. was formerly known as Kyocera Wireless, Corp. and changed its name to Kyocera Communications, Inc. in April 2009. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in San Diego, California. Kyocera Communications, Inc. operates as a ...

9520 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 1999

Phone:

858-882-1400

Fax:

858-450-0134

Key Executives for Kyocera Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 61
President
Chief Operating Officer
President of Kyocera International Inc
Age: 59
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales & Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kyocera Communications, Inc. Key Developments

US Cellular Announces Availability of Kyocera Communications Inc.'s Smartphone

US Cellular and Kyocera Communications Inc. have announced the availability of Kyocera DuraForce smartphone. Qualified customers will be able to add it to their Shared Connect plan and get it for $0 down using U.S Cellular's equipment installment option. will also be available for $99 with a two-year contract. DuraForce is IP68-certified, meaning it is dustproof, waterproof and can be submerged in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes. With a reinforced housing and Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion, DuraForce can go more places and withstand tough environments and conditions.

U.S. Cellular Launches Ultra-Durable 4G LTE Kyocera DuraForce Smartphone

U.S. Cellular and Kyocera Communications Inc. have announced that the rugged, IP68-certified dust- and waterproof Kyocera DuraForce will be available online and in stores from U.S. Cellular on Nov. 26. Qualified customers will be able to add it to their Shared Connect plan and get it for $0 down using U.S. Cellular's equipment installment option. It will also be available for $99 with a two-year contract. Kyocera's ruggedized device is designed to work in rugged environments, and U.S. Cellular provides DuraForce users with national coverage and a high-quality network that works wherever they want to go. By the end of the year, more than 93% of U.S. Cellular customers will be covered by a 4G LTE network. DuraForce is IP68-certified, meaning it is dustproof, waterproof and can be submerged in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes. With a reinforced housing and Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion, DuraForce can go more places and withstand tough environments and conditions. Kyocera's lead product tester, Bear Grylls, can attest to its toughness. DuraForce features a high-capacity 3100mAh Lithium Ion battery that is well suited to long days on the job or on-the-go, along with a 4.5-inch 720p high-definition impact-resistant touchscreen that can be used while wearing gloves, with wet hands or when the screen is wet. A large, user-programmable side button provides easy access to most commonly used applications or widgets. DuraForce also is certified for use in hazardous work environments. DuraForce features the Android(TM) KitKat 4.4.2 operating system, a Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) 400 with 1.4GHz Quad-Core CPU and Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver technology, which enhances audio clarity in noisy environments. The phone's 16GB of on-board storage can be augmented via an external microSD(TM) card slot that supports cards up to 32GB.

Ingram Micro Inc. Announces New Distribution Agreement with Kyocera Communications, Inc

Ingram Micro Inc. and Kyocera Communications Inc. announced a new agreement in which Ingram Micro Mobility will be the distributor of Kyocera mobile phones in the Latin America region. The new Kyocera DuraForce, an ultra-rugged, waterproof 4G LTE global-ready Android smartphone will be the first Kyocera product to enter the Latin America region via this relationship. Kyocera will leverage Ingram Micro's extensive infrastructure and unique channel capabilities in Latin America, reaching 25,000 value-added resellers (VARs), system integrators and service providers.

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