Verizon Wireless and Kyocera Boost Customers' Efficiency with the Launch of the Kyocera KPC680 ExpressCard

KPC680 ExpressCard Offers Compact Form Factor and Access to the Faster

Speeds of Verizon Wireless' EV-DO Network

Nov 20, 2007, 00:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon
 Wireless, the company with America's most reliable voice and data network,
 and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless
 phones and devices, today announced the immediate availability of the
 KPC680 ExpressCard(TM) with CDMA2000(R) 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO)
 Revision A (Rev. A) technology. The KPC680 ExpressCard is available now
 through business sales channels and online at; it
 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including
 those in Circuit City, on Nov. 30.
     The new KPC680 will allow Verizon Wireless customers to have faster
 access to e-mail, corporate data, the Internet and more. Powered by Verizon
 Wireless' wireless broadband network, which runs on EV-DO Rev. A
 technology, the KPC680 gives customers increased speed, mobility, and
 security that helps them improve mobile business productivity.
     Expanding on Verizon Wireless' successful 2005 launch of the
 award-winning Kyocera KPC650 1x EV-DO Rev. 0 PC Card, the new Kyocera
 KPC680 ExpressCard delivers increased productivity and maximized
 performance. The KPC680 ExpressCard is optimized for Verizon Wireless' Rev.
 A network and operates with the company's BroadbandAccess service.
 Providing average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4
 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps, BroadbandAccess from
 Verizon Wireless allows customers in Rev. A coverage areas to download a 1
 Megabyte e-mail attachment -- the equivalent of a small PowerPoint(R)
 presentation or a large PDF file -- in as few as eight seconds and upload
 the same-sized file in as few as 13 seconds.
     The KPC680 features a breakthrough antenna design that moves the
 antenna away from the device as it is opened, providing greater
 sensitivity, dual external antenna ports for signal flexibility, and a
 compact form factor.
     Pricing and Availability
     The KPC680 ExpressCard is available for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in
 rebate and new two-year customer agreement. Customers can get
 BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access with a new one- or
 two-year customer agreement. Business customers may contact a Verizon
 Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and
 data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless
 company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon
 Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees
 nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:  
 VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video
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     About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
     Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative,
 feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide.
 Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity
 and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as
 humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera
 International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer
 wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company
 is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal
 awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling
 practices. For more information, please visit
     Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:   KYO), the parent and global headquarters of
 the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of 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, semiconductor packages,
 electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy
 systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2006,
 Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10
 billion (1,181,489 million yen) with net income of approximately US$596
 million (69,696 million yen).
     Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Genuine
 Accessories by Kyocera is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. CDMA2000 is
 a registered trademark of TIA. ExpressCard is a trademark of PCMCIA. All
 other marks are properties of their respective owners.

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