Stopping by the Kyocera booth, you're greeted with a very Japanese-esque overall theme, with imagery that somehow felt at peace amidst the clamor of the show floor. At the booth they're showing off the first wave of products to come to market under Tyneski's supervision, and my fellow blogger, Stephen Wellman, mentioned how beautiful the E5000 is, with its unique "s" hinge. It truly is a joy to look at, and the hinge is far stronger than you might think.
Part of Tyneski's philosophy is to have designers and engineers work together to solve problems, rather than pass designs back and forth between the two until a phone comes to fruition. By tasking them to solve the engineering issues creatively, he's spurred a new frame of mind for the company.
The 'Tomorrow is Rising' slogan obviously plays off Japan's 'Rising Sun' emblems and national character. The entire philosophy is laid out nicely in Kyocera's new manifesto.
"In Japan, it's already tomorrow. The sun has risen. And the light is spreading. New ideas have stirred. Awoken. And they're already on their way. Our day is starting. Your tomorrow is here. Kyocera - Tomorrow is Rising."
Marketing mumbo-jumbo or not, tomorrow is truly rising with Kyocera. And as one of the booth staffers said to me, "Kyocera is growing up."