Kyocera Zio – yet another Android phone

Kyocera Zio – yet another Android phone
If you ask us, the biggest advantage of Android when compared to the other young Operating Systems is that it can be used by any manufacturer. It comes as no surprise, that even Kyocera joins this game. The manufacturer typically makes entry level handsets, but today it announced a decent smart phone – the Kyocera Zio M6000. It runs on Android 1.6, but is expected to be user upgradable to version 2.1 later.

The greatest feature of the Zio is the 3.5” screen sporting WVGA 800x480 pixels resolutions. The surprises end here and the other features are just what one can expect : It has modest 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.

Kyocera Zio M6000 is a CDMA/EV-DO phone with version supporting the AWS band. It is said to launch in the second quarter of the year, and we expect to see it in the lines of carriers like MetroPCS, Cricket and Virgin Mobile. It shouldn’t break the bank and contract-free price is said to be below $220.

Kyocera Zio M6000 Specifications | Hands-On at CTIA

source: PCMag

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9 Comments

1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

"If you ask us, the biggest advantage of Android when compared to the other young Operating Systems is that it can be used by any manufacturer." But what, can't any manufacturer use Windows Mobile too? Samung, LG, and Moto and even Palm have all made WinMo phones.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the difference Jyak, is that Android is nearly free (they do pay for the "google apps" from what i understand) to put on a cell phone, and its easy to customize for the manufacturer. Windows charges phone makers out the ass for the privledge of putting windows on a phone, which is why windows phones are generally more expencive.

2. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

So I'm guess battery life is gonna suck on this? #1 complaint from customers who buy Kyocera, their phones stop holding a charge a couple months after purchase... ...BUT, this excites me, because of the low price point, this could be a hot celler for MetroPCS, I'd rather cell this than our janky $160 touch screen.

3. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Though it looks nice, I do not have any high hopes in Kyocera.

4. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

uhm...S-E-L-L... this is what happens when it's 3pm and you have yet to have your morning coffee...

5. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

My first phone was a Kyocera... maybe I'll get one of these.

6. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

this is really really cheap. Whats the catch? I know something is gonna be wrong with it. It must be a resistive touch screen.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ive gerally hadgood things to say about kyocera. i havent had a bad phone from them yet.

9. Erica unregistered

Ok guys. I have this android phone . have had it two weeks now.. It runs flawlessly.And is a very beautiful phone .. The battery life if you just use it for a phone or a web browse once in a while will go for a few days on a charge .. if you use media player will suck the battry down in about 6 hours when using bluetooth hd audio YES The hd audio with my motorola hd 9 headset sounds great and clear.. Dont knock cricket unless you are paying 3 times as much to one of the other carriers .. OOPS You should knock yourself buy out of that huge contract and start saving some money .. GO BUY SOME NEW HEELS with what ya Save . or another tech gadget Gigggles

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