Kyocera has unveiled the AH-K3001V handset [image] for the Japanese market. It’s the first handset available in Japan that uses the Opera browser to access the Internet. The phone is fully Opera-branded, including an Opera-branded softkey that brings users online for Web surfing. The AH-K3001V will be available to DDI Pocket AirH” subscribers by mid-May.
“Opera means freedom to browse any Internet content that users may find useful,” says T. Yamamoto, General Manager, Wireless Access Division Corporate Communication Systems Equipment Division, Kyocera Corporation. “With Opera providing users full Internet access on the AH-K3001V, Kyocera strongly differentiates its product from others competitors in Japan, to the benefit of Japanese consumers. Today’s launch marks the beginning of a new era where Japanese consumers can access and harness the full power of the Internet – anywhere and at any time.”
Kyocera and Opera have previously announced the delivery for the Chinese market, under the names V91 and PS-900. The handset runs on Opera’s port to the MicroITRON operating system, and features the latest in Opera’s browser development, Opera 7. Opera 7 ensures the highest performance, with added speed and the most advanced standards support available in any Web browser today.
“We are extremely proud of the AH-K3001V. Offering the full content of the Internet easily available on a high-quality screen, it will offer Japanese users an incomparable Internet experience,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO Opera Software “Together, Kyocera and Opera have made a product that will shine in Japan’s advanced mobile market.” Press Release.