Monday, March 14, 2005
Kyocera Wireless, Boingo Develop WiFi/3G Handsets
San Diego-based Kyocera Wireless and Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless are in an agreement to jointly develop handsets which enable 3G/Wi-Fi roaming. The two companies said that they have agreed to use Boingo's software for wireless roaming in upcoming Kyocera Wireless handsets, allowing users to seamelessly roam between wireless networks and Wi-Fi hot spots. Boingo provides a network of Wi-Fi hot spots. Kyocera is the former Qualcomm handset business, which was purchased by Kyocera a few years ago. The Kyocera next generation wireless phones will enable Internet access for email and Web surfing, as well as the ability to place and receive calls both through traditional cellular and Wi-Fi networks.