NS BASIC ANNOUNCES APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR THE KYOCERA QCP 6035 SMARTPHONE

NS BASIC Provides Development Tools Taking Full Advantage of the Robust Smartphone Feature Set

TORONTO – August 14, 2001 -- NS BASIC Corporation announced today that NS Basic/Palm fully supports the new Kyocera QCP™ 6035 smartphone, the award-winning wireless communicator that unites a CDMA digital wireless phone with a Palm OS organizer. One of the most widely used commercial Palm OS development tools, Basic/Palm now supports the interfaces that allow the full feature set of the Kyocera smartphone to be controlled from a BASIC program.

"NS Basic for the Palm OS is the easiest way to develop for Palm Powered devices," said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "With the extensions we've added for the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone, solutions can be developed for a wider range of industries and applications."

The Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone unites voice communications, text messaging, e-mail and wireless Web access with the power of a Palm OS-based organizer. It features a built-in speakerphone, voice-activated dialing and a convenient jog-dial for accessing phone settings, contact information and call history. With the Palm OS v3.5 and 8 MB of memory, the QCP 6035 can run thousands of applications written for the Palm OS platform. Kyocera’s smartphone supports multiple wireless Web access technologies, including HTML browsers with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to provide security for confidential data, making the QCP 6035 a robust platform for m-commerce and enterprise information management. Users can also access corporate or personal e-mail accounts using integrated wireless e-mail applications.

"We are pleased to see NS BASIC add development support for the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone," said Gary Koerper, Director of the Converged Device business segment for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "NS BASIC is making it easier for developers to create new Palm OS applications for the smartphone."

NS Basic allows developers who program with tools such as Visual Basic to use their experience to develop applications for the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment enabling the development of applications with a true Palm look and feel. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture and more.

About NS BASIC

NS Basic/Palm is one of the most widely used Palm OS development tools. NS BASIC Corporation has been a leading creator of development tools for handheld devices since 1993. More than 13,000 users in over 60 countries use NS BASIC's development tools for Palm OS, Windows CE and Newton.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.

Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. (KII), the North American headquarters and holding company of Kyocera Corporation. KII established Kyocera Wireless Corp. after acquiring QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. incorporates QUALCOMM's CDMA technology in the development and manufacture of wireless phones and accessories for customers worldwide. For more information on Kyocera Wireless Corp., please visit http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.

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