Kyocera 6035

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Kyocera QCP 6035
Kyocera QCP 6035, with flip closed and open
Kyocera QCP 6035 (United States - Sprint), with flip closed and open
PredecessorQualcomm pdQ
SuccessorKyocera 7135
RelatedHandspring Treo 180
Samsung SPH-i300
Form factorFlip
Dimensions142 mm (5.6 in) H
64 mm (2.5 in) W
22 mm (0.87 in) D[1]
Mass208 g (7.3 oz)[1]
Operating systemPalm OS 3.5.2[2]
CPU20 MHz DragonBall EZ[2]
Memory8 MB[1]
Display160 x 160 px, reverse backlight
Data inputskeypad, touch (resistive screen)
SAR1.23 W/kg at the ear
0.395 W/kg when worn on body[3]

The Kyocera QCP-6035 was one of the first smartphones to appear in the American market, released in January 2001,[4] one of the first devices to combine a PDA with a mobile phone.[5] Its predecessor was the Qualcomm pdQ[6][7] (800 and 1900) released in 1999,[8][9] built by Qualcomm's handset division (Qualcomm Personal Electronics), which Kyocera acquired in 2000.[10]

The phone appears to have a dual-software nature, with the cellphone firmware operating independently (though available through an interface) from the Palm OS system. Like most modern smartphones, the phone operations can be off while the Palm operates, and vice versa. The systems are sufficiently integrated to pass important messages and commands to each other, though the phone's operating parameters (settings, phone book, speed and voice dial, call history etc.) are configured via the Palm OS system.

The phone has physical buttons for cellphone use, arranged on a flip which covers the Palm buttons, Graffiti area, and part of the screen. The upper part of the screen shows the phone system display when the flip is closed; when the flip is open the screen switches to Palm operation. With the flip closed, phone operations are performed via the flip buttons and a side thumb wheel.

The Palm OS system benefits from the integrated cell phone by utilizing it as an attached modem. This allows the Palm to take advantage of any IP-based Palm applications, such as email clients and web browsers.[5] The phone can also be used as an external modem for a computer via the HotSync cradle.

The phone can receive SMS messages, but earlier firmware revisions did not come with a mechanism to send them. It is WAP capable, but not MMS capable.

The 6035 comes with 8 MB of Palm memory and is not expandable. The display resolution of the 6035 is 160x160 pixels. It can perform HotSync and IR communication just as a normal Palm.

The QCP6035 won several awards at the time, including:

  • CDMA Development Group's 3G Industry Achievement Award for Subscriber Technology, 2001[11]
  • MobileFocus Award in the mobile phone category at the PC Expo show, 2001[12]

Different versions of the phone were made available for different CDMA wireless networks, eventually being released in Canada on Bell Mobility in late 2001.[13] (It was never made for GSM).

The successor to the 6035 was the Kyocera 7135, released in 2003.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d "QCP 6035 Brochure" (PDF). Kyocera Wireless. April 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 June 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Gade, Lisa (May 2001). "Kyocera QCP 6035 Palm OS Smartphone". MobileTechReview. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. ^ "The Kyocera Smartphone User's Guide" (PDF). Kyocera Wireless. 2001. Archived from the original on June 12, 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Archives". Los Angeles Times. 18 January 2001.
  5. ^ a b Kellner, Mark A. (18 January 2001). "Kyocera Rings In a New Marriage of Convenience". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Qualcomm Unveils "pdQ" CDMA Digital Smartphone". Qualcomm (Press release). 21 September 1998. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ "The Qualcomm pdQ: Kill two birds with one phone". CNN. 3 December 1999. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Qualcomm pdQ 800 | Device Specs". PhoneDB. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Qualcomm pdQ 1900 | Device Specs". PhoneDB. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Qualcomm and Kyocera Close Agreement for Terrestrial CDMA Phone Business". Qualcomm (Press release). 22 February 2000. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Kyocera's QCP 6035 Smartphone Receives 3G Industry Achievement Award from the CDMA Development Group" (Press release). Kyocera. 13 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-03-29. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Kyocera's QCP 6035 Smartphone Earns Inaugural MobileFocus Award in Mobile Phone Category" (Press release). Kyocera. 26 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-03-29. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  13. ^ Conabree, Dave (8 November 2001). "Kyocera QCP-6035 Smartphone". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Kyocera 7135 | Device Specs". PhoneDB. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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