Kyocera Zio

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Kyocera Zio / SANYO Zio
Manufacturer Kyocera Communications, Inc.
First released United States March 23, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-03-23) (Cricket)
Type Slate smartphone
Dimensions 116 mm (4.6 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
12.2 mm (0.48 in) D
Weight 105 g (3.7 oz)
Operating system Android 1.6 at release,
2.2 on Cricket,
2.2 on Sprint, Sprint ID
CPU 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 CPU ARM11 processor[1]
Memory 256 MB[2]
Storage Flash memory: 512 MB
microSD slot: supports up to 32 GB[3]
Battery 3.7 V 1130 mAh
Internal rechargeable removable lithium-ion battery
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, volume controls, 3-axis accelerometer
Display 800 × 480 px,[1] 3.5 in (89 mm), WVGA, 262,140 color LCD[3]
Rear camera 3.2 megapixel with auto focus and 30 fps video
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, MicroUSB, A-GPS
1x EV-DO Rev.A

The Kyocera Zio (also known as SANYO Zio, also stylized ZIO, model numbers SCP-8600/M6000) is an Internet-enabled 3G smartphone manufactured by Kyocera, running Google's Android operating system.

It was announced on March 23, 2010, and is expected to sell for a retail price of $169 and $216, with no carrier subsidies.[4] As such, it will be one of the lowest cost smartphones running the Android operating system.

Leap Wireless, a low-cost and prepaid CDMA-based wireless carrier in the USA, announced on March 23, 2010 that it would introduce the Zio smartphone, in late summer 2010.[5] This would be the first Android smartphone offered by Leap Wireless or its Cricket Wireless subsidiary.

Kyocera has stated that the phone is easily upgraded to Android version 2.0 or 2.1, based on carrier wishes.[6] Cricket Wireless released an update for the phone to Android 2.2 on February 28, 2011.[7]

The SANYO Zio became available to Sprint customers on October 10, 2010 with Android 2.1 (Eclair) and is one of the first to use Sprint's exclusive Sprint ID user interface.


  1. ^ a b Vladislav Savov (March 23, 2010). "Kyocera Zio M6000 joins burgeoning Android ranks with high-res affordability". Engadget. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kyocera Zio Tech Specs". Kyocera web site. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Kyocera Zio M6000 Phone". Kyocera web site. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ Sascha Segan (March 23, 2010). "Kyocera Launches First Smartphone In Years". PC Magazine. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ Joseph Palenchar (March 23, 2010). "Leap To Offer Kyocera's First Android Phone". Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ Paul Miller (March 23, 2010). "Kyocera Zio M6000 hands-on: you get what pay for". Engadget. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  7. ^ "Cricket Wireless ZIO 2.2 Upgrade". Retrieved 1 Mar 2011. 

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