Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today introduced the Kyocera Zio M6000 Android smartphone at the CTIA Wireless 2010. The Zio marks Kyocera's return to the smartphone space it helped to create nearly a decade ago with the release of two Palm-based smartphones, will launch in Q2. The Keyocera Zio M6000 will launch with the Android 1.6 and is user-upgradable. Kyocera has plans to offer upgrade to Android 2.x (Eclair) in the coming months. More about the Android smartphone:
Zio uses CDMA2000 1xEV-DO rev. A and Wi-Fi network technologies and features an impressive, high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA motion-enhanced, touch-screen display as a backdrop for a fully customizable mobile multimedia experience. Along with the touch-screen, an intuitive, effortless trackball helps users navigate features such as the 3.2 MP camera with 30fps video record/playback, media player, full HTML web browser, Google Maps and countless widgets and applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Open Table and more available in Android Market. Zio offers substantial user-available internal memory (256MB) and supports an additional 32GB through its microSD memory slot. And, no smartphone would be complete without an ambient light sensor and accelerometer for easy viewing virtually any way, anywhere.
The phone?s other key features include a virtual QWERTY keypad, advanced voice dialing, a superior speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth and 3.5mm stereo headset jack, USB 2.0, and a dedicated camera key to have fun with apps such as PhotoVault and Google Goggles. The handset measures in at 116 x 58.6 x 12.2 mm and has a talk time of up to 6 hours and standby of up to 18 days. Zio supports AAC, AAC+, eAAC and MP3 audio formats; H263, H264 and MPEG4 video formats; and BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and SVG-Tiny image formats.