Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Kyocera enters Android field with the Zio

updated 07:20 am EDT, Tue March 23, 2010

Kyocera returns to smartphones with Android

Kyocera held the unexpected in store today with word that it's launching its first Android phone. The Zio M6000 is not only its first phone using the Google OS but its first smartphone in several years, and promises to catch the company up in features. It centers on a 3.5-inch, 800x480 touchscreen with trackball and should run at least Android 2.0.

As a budget lable, Kyocera's only obvious concessions to price are a 3.2-megapixel camera and just 256MB of internal storage, although a microSDHC slot gives it room for more. Calling time is somewhat short at six hours.

The Zio is due to launch sometime in the spring and will at least initially be targeted at CDMA carriers that support EVDO Revision A for their 3G, making Kyocera's phone a likely candidate for Sprint, Verizon or smaller outlets like Cricket and Cellular South.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News