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| TU-KA Cellular Tokyo to Offer Lightest Cellular Phone
February 25, 1999 (TOKYO) -- TU-KA Cellular Tokyo, a leading mobile phone
service company, announced that it will launch in March the TH18S cellular
phone, the world's lightest.
|The TH18S model weighs 65g, or two grams lighter than the D201K, which
is currently the lightest cellular phone model. Kyocera Corp. makes
both the TH18S and the D201K models.
The TH18S and the D201K are digital units based on the personal digital
cellular (PDC) system, Japan's most popular system. Most PDC-compliant
cellular phones are in the weight range of 70g to 85g.
The new TH18S has a capacity of 140 standby hours, and 100 minutes of
continuous communication. It can use the company's text-based information
service called SkyMessage, which has been in service from the fall of
Kyocera marketed the lightest cellular phone model in the summer of 1998,
contributing to the development of compact cellular phones.
Also, Kyocera offers the cdmaOne C102K, the lightest model among the
six new models that are based on the cdmaOne system. The six models
were released by Cellular Phone Group on Feb. 15. The cdmaOne C102K
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