Following up the success it had with the Strobe/Switch_Back handset, Kyocera has announced the new M1000 QWERTY phone from CTIA Wireless. The M1000 sports the same fold open layout as the Strobe, but has a much more stylish design.
The Kyocera M1000 sports a 1.3 megapixel camera for photos and video recording, both Java and BREW for mobile applications, and Bluetooth v1.2. The M1000’s strength is in messaging though, supporting IM and email over a high-speed EV-DO connection. The device carries two 262k color TFT LCD displays, the external a 1.5″ 128×128 pixel unit and the internal a 1.8″ 160×120 pixel resolution, all in a device that weighs in at just 100g (3.5oz).
One of Kyocera’s new launches from CTIA in Orlando, Florida was the E5000 flip phone. The Kyocera E5000 has what can only be described as an intriguing hinge design, with the stainless steel curve becoming a design feature of the device.
The CDMA 800/1900MHz compatible E5000 supports EV-DO and comes packed with Bluetooth with the A2DP stereo headset profile to listen to tunes. A microSD memory card slot is available to store all your media, with a 1.3 megapixel camera enlisted to take care of imaging duties. The Kyocera E5000 measures up at 91mm x 49mm x 16mm (3.6″ x 1.9″ x 0.6″) and weights just 100g (3.5oz), yet is compatible with IM and POP/IMAP email and sports a 2″ 262k color 176×220 pixel internal display and 1″ 96×96 pixel CSTN external unit.
Kyocera has not released pricing and availability data for the attractive and original E5000.