August 20, 2014

Kyocera Zio M6000 Smartphone

Following the saying “The more the merrier,” I am pleased to announce that Kyocera revealed the launch of a new Kyocera (and Sanyo) branded Android device at CTIA 2010 today. The Kyocera Zio M6000 will be released in Q2.

There are not many details yet on the Zio (pronounced Zī -O), but from the press release we know it will have a 3.5 inch WVGA screen, a 3.2 MP camera with 30fps video recording/playback and a dedicated camera key. A surprisingly small amount (only 256MB) of internal memory is added to the expected microSD slot (up to 32 GB). It will also have, like most Android devices, a light sensor, accelerometer, media player, Google Maps and a web browser.

The phone is using CDMA2000 and right now there is no information on carriers or price. The press release mentions Google Goggles, so it is fair to assume it will have at least Android 1.6, if not better. I think 2.1 should be mandatory.