Kyocera's innovative Urbano Progresso is set to launch in Japanese stores before the end of the week. The result of a team-up between the handset manufacturer and carrier KDDI, it uses a new vibrational technology that forgoes the more typical earpiece, delivering sound throughout the whole handset. We've toyed with the technology already and it's good to see Kyocera delivering on its promise of a real world application of its smart sonic receiver in the same year. Aside from its audio chops, the phone houses some less ground-breaking, but still respectable, features like a dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, Android 4.0, an 8.1-megapixel camera, waterproof casing and a 4.1-inch screen. It'll be out in shops starting May 30th and tempted Japan residents can check out the hard sell -- condensed into a two-minute video -- after the break.
For the launch of "(Progresso) (Albano) PROGRESSO URBANO"
Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company
May 25, 2012
KDDI, Okinawa Cellular from the date of 30 May 2012, will be the first in the world to design quality of URBANO series "Smart Sonic Receiver" will begin simultaneously throughout the country on the release of "URBANO PROGRESSO" with a (Note).
"URBANO PROGRESSO" is a high-speed Internet in addition to the features of classic Japanese and One Seg "+ WiMAX" enjoy, Osaifu-Keitai ®, infrared, and waterproof, available in the world by addressing Global Passport CDMA, GSM, UMTS, to GPRS you can.
In addition, earthquake early warning, disaster and evacuation information, and support was added to the new tsunami warning to "emergency e-mail bulletin."
Start date sales in each region, please refer to the au website.