Of all the people I know who use cell phones, the single most common application they use is texting. A few of my friends text pretty much constantly and prefer texting to voice calls, which many users do. For the heavy text user, a phone that is designed for easy texting is necessary.
Kyocera has announced two new phones that are aimed at heavy text users and have a low price. The first of the two handsets is the Kyocera G2GO M2000 slider. A full QWERTY keyboard slides out in landscape mode for easy texting. The device supports Bluetooth, SMS, EMS, MMS, IM, and POP3/IMPA email. A 1.3-megapixel camera phone is built-in and memory expansion is up to 8GB with a microSD card.
The other handset is the Laylo M1400 with a 2.2-inch screen and Bluetooth integrated. The device has a WAP 2.0 web browser built-in and is BREW and JAVA enabled. Measurements of the handset are 94.7 x 46.7 x 17mm and it offers 200 minutes of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. Kyocera says that the phones are cheap, but doesn’t mention official pricing.