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Press Release -- August 16th, 2013
Source: Sprint Nextel

Fact Sheet: Kyocera Kona

Short on Frills, Long on Value & Accessibility

Kona is a great mix of accessibility and convenience features in a stylish, affordable clamshell feature phone.  Kona features a large keypad, camera and Bluetooth support.  Kona is designed to fit firmly and comfortably in the user’s hand. The large keyboard and clamshell design are tried and true favorites because they’re practical and easy to use.


  • User interface that can be verbally described to a visually impaired customer
  • Accessible browsing experience described verbally to a user
  • Text-to-speech read-out for menus, text messaging, notifications, and more
  • High-contrast and inverted-contrast user interface to accommodate a variety of vision ranges
  • Dedicated ICE and 911 shortcuts
  • Variable-speed speech reads the text back to the user
  • Large, tactile keypad with visual separation for faster, easier typing
  • Normal or large-font option for menus
  • TTY/TDD support for the hearing impaired and hearing aid compatibility
  • Hearing aid compatibility (HAC): Rating M4/T4


  • 2MP camera with dedicated function key and 2x zoom
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology support (version 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate)
  • 3.5 mm. headphone jack
  • Speakerphone with dedicated function key
  • Location-based services/GPS enabled
  • Tools include scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch,
    to-do list, world clock and countdown timer
  • Voice recognition, voice memos and audio/voice recorder
  • Pre-installed ringtones and applications
  • Picture caller ID
  • Predictive text entry
  • Supports English and Spanish


  • Dimensions: 3.94 x 2.05 x 0.68 inches, weight: 3.7  oz
  • Display: Main Display: 2.4-inch QVGA TFT LCD
    (240 x 320 pixels), External display: High-contrast, 1.44-inch TFT LCD (128 x 128 pixels)
  • Removable 870 mAh battery for up to 5.8 hours continuous


Natalie Papaj, Sprint
(703) 592-8412

John Chier, Kyocera Communications
(858) 882-3543

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