Kyocera QCP3035

Kyocera is commonly associated with its award-winning printers, often featured in PC World, but printers are not the products the company is launching locally.

Reviewed this month is its latest mobile phone, the QCP3035, one of Kyocera's series of mobile phones incorporating Qualcomm's CDMA technology. CDMA is yet another mobile phone system like the popularly used GSM (digital) system or the older AMPS (analog) system. One way that the QCP3035 differs from standard GSM phones is that it doesn't use a sim card - they play no part in the CDMA phone system. If you choose to hook up to a CDMA service, such as the one provided by Telstra, the phone will be activated in much the same way as the old analog mobile phones. The QCP3035 is also a WAP (wireless application protocol) device, meaning that you can access the Internet, pick up e-mail and view Web pages specially written to work with these types of phones.

The phone is small, silver and lightweight, weighing only 125g, and measures 124x48x27mm (LxWxD). The screen looks to be about twice the size of a normal mobile phone screen. It is an 11-line advanced bitmap display supporting animation and graphics, and incorporates smart features such as text sizing and character sets for multiple languages. A lithium ion battery gives the QCP3035 up to five days CDMA standby time and a claimed talk time of up to three hours.

There are other gimmicky yet useful features, such as voice-activated dialling for up to 30 numbers. To enable this, the phone puts you through a short voice training course (in order for it to recognise your voice). Another feature is the dedicated speakerphone button, which toggles the phone in and out of speakerphone mode. The phone functioned well in speaker mode indoors but, as expected, suffered somewhat outdoors. When in normal mode, an automatic control regulates the volume according to the surrounding noise. The keyboard buttons include a large four-way pointer button allowing left/right and up/down scrolling through menus, and productivity tools include voice memos, text memos, calculator, stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm clock and schedular. For a comprehensive list of accessories - and to get a pre-purchase look at the 64-page, 3000 series, user guide in PDF format - visit

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