Kyocera Buys Sanyo Mobile
Sanyo has agreed to sell its troubled mobile phone division to Kyocera for $375 million. The deal includes Sanyo's handset manufacturing operations and sales channels in Japan and abroad. Kyocera will keep the Sanyo brand on handsets designed and manufactured by the Sanyo division. It hopes this acquisition will help it expand its penetration in foreign markets such as the U.S., where it has struggled. This will make mobile phones Kyocera's largest business internally. It will offer the 2,000 full-time Sanyo mobile employees jobs at Kyocera. The deal is expected to close on April 1.
Hands-On with Kyocera DuraXE and DuraForce XD
Kyocera kicked off CES with two new phones for AT&T. The DuraXE is a rugged flip and the DuraForce XD is a rugged phablet.
Review: Kyocera DuraForce for AT&T
The DuraForce is a rugged handset from Kyocera that can survive a significant amount of abuse without blinking. It's worth a look if you need a durable Android smartphone.
Review: Kyocera DuraForce XD for AT&T
Kyocera's latest rugged hardware is built like a tank, which means it's tougher than hell, but also huge and heavy. If you need a hardy handset, this Android phablet has you covered and then some.
Review: Kyocera Hydro Reach for Boost Mobile
Kyocera's latest Hydro-series handset is the Reach. It's a waterproof smartphone for Boost Mobile that offers a low-cost of entry to the world of Android.
gee, wonder why they've "struggled" in foreign markets?
or do I have it backwards?