Kyocera, Motorola unveil new Android phones

LAS VEGAS--Kyocera and Motorola kicked off the CTIA Wireless 2010 conference here with a pair of Android phone announcements in what is likely to be a week of device launches dominated by Google's mobile platform.

The Motorola i1, left, and the Kyocera Zio M6000 both sport Android.Kyocera's first Android phone, called the Zio M6000, marks a return for the company, which has long been dormant in the area of high-profile smartphone launches. The EVDO Rev. A device runs Android 1.6 and features a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, WiFi, trackball, 3.2-megapixel camera, a 32 GB microSD slot and other bells and whistles that have become standard for smartphones.

The company did not provide any specific pricing or availability details for the Zio, other than to say it will launch in the second quarter. No carrier partner was named.

Motorola also released its first push-to-talk Android device, the i1 for iDEN networks. The device, which had been rumored for months, features a 3.1-inch touchscreen, WiFi, the Opera 5 browser and a 5-megapixel camera. The phone's push-to-talk feature allows users to view who is calling no matter what application they are using. The device wil be available through Sprint Nextel later this summer, though exact pricing and release date information wasn't released. Additionally, regional wireless carrier SouthernLinc will offer the i1 later this year.

For more:
- see this Kyocera release
- see this Sprint/Motorola release
- see this SouthernLinc release

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