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Cricket Makes A Splash With The Fully Submersible Kyocera Hydro

Kyocera Hydro features a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive 480x320 IPS LCD touchscreen display and Swype for rapid text entry.  It has a MSM8655 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon® processor, 2GB ROM, 512MB RAM memory and supports microSD™ memory cards up to 32GB.  Taking pictures and video is a breeze with Hydro's 3.2 megapixel camera with an LED flash and a 30 frame-per-second camcorder, and fast uploading and transferring is enabled via Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Stereo Bluetooth® (2.1 + EDR) wireless technology support and high-speed USB 2.0.  Hydro also includes a 3-axis accelerometer, a digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and Kyocera's " Eco Mode" software to monitor and conserve battery power.  Despite its water resistance, Hydro is a trim 4.53 x 2.44 x 0.50 in. and weighs only 4.16 ounces. 

For more information about Cricket's dynamic service and newest device lineup, visit  www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket's recent news and updates online, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at  http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

For more information about Kyocera Hydro, visit http://www.kyocerasmartphones.com/hydro.php.

About Cricket Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G LTE and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music ® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at  www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit  www.mycricket.com.

About Kyocera Communications Inc. Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI) is the headquarters for Kyocera- and Sanyo-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.

†More than 82.5 million handsets have been destroyed by water or moisture in the U.S.: January 2012 by TNS Global Research

*70 percent of consumers think water resistance is an important feature in their next phones:  September 2011 Wireless Lounge survey

© 2013 Kyocera.  All rights reserved.  Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation.  Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions . Bluetooth mark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such mark is under license. MicroSD is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.  Snapdragon is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE Cricket

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