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Samsung_Z Samsung launches industry’s first tizen smartphone – the Samsung Z

Samsung Z offers a unique experience with advanced web performance and usability

Press release

June 2nd 2014. Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform [read our Tizen 101]. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco, USA from June 3rd [2014}. Built with unparalleled quality and the cutting-edge technology of Samsung’s latest premium smartphone, the Samsung Z is optimised with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. Complete with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, the Samsung Z is the perfect choice for people who want a unique user-experience in an efficient and light-weight smartphone. Continue reading

stuff - veremis Emerging market consumers call for new Samsung Tizen handsets to provide improved payment and content solutions

Emerging market consumers want better access to health, finance and education services via their mobile

Press release

June 2nd 2014. Following Samsung’s launch of its first Tizen smartphone (Samsung Z), which many have speculated will be targeted squarely at emerging markets, new research from mobile marketing specialists Upstream has found that consumers in developing markets are calling for the handset to more readily provide relevant, localised content and services as well as more appropriate payment mechanics and pricing models. Upstream’s new research, which polled the views of a representative sample of 4,504 consumers in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam in conjunction with analyst house Ovum, features in its latest report entitled The Next Mobile Frontier. Continue reading

vital organisations implement BYOD policies - zandbelt UK PM’s mobile tel no. leak shows lack of BYOD awareness

Mobile industry hasn’t stressed dangers of BYOD enough

The fact that a prominent UK journalist, the BBC’s Nick Robinson, lost a mobile device containing the UK Prime Minister’s mobile phone number has failed to ring alarm bells. His quasi-governmental employer has been negligent in allowing extremely sensitive data to be stored unprotected on a personal communications device. As GoMo News pointed out previously – a hostile government (Gadaffi’s Libya) has the capability of tracking mobile phones to within 200 feet. An effective BYOD implementation at the BBC would have ensured Robinson’s phone was wiped. GoMo asked Proven Legal Technologies‘ md, Phil Beckett, and Ping Identity‘s Hans Zandbelt, their views on the current state of play with BYOD. Continue reading

many tablets are not currently active - tantum DataXoom announces enterprise BYOD programme for tablets using AT&T’s 4G LTE network

Company provides cost-effective, no-contract mobile data services for existing devices

Press release

May 7th 2014. DataXoom has announced that it has launched a new enterprise bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programme allowing businesses to activate existing mobile data devices, including iPads, with DataXoom’s mobile data services. DataXoom is a participant in the AT&T Partner Exchange programme and resells AT&T mobile services. DataXoom focuses on providing cellular connectivity for tablets, including iPads, to enterprises. Continue reading

casual_connect_usa Casual Connect USA 2014

[ July 22, 2014 8:00 am to July 24, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Casual Games Association
Venue: Hilton San Francisco, Union Square
Location: San Francisco, USA
Web: http://usa.casualconnect.org/

Registration here

Casual Connect USA is the place to learn more about an industry which entertains over a billion people each month. Learn all about mobile, social, Free 2 Play, browser and social casino. Continue reading

great opportunity for new developers - vakhrusheva Indie Prize showcase winners announced at Casual Connect Asia

Over 80 independent game developers competed for the Indie Prize Awards

Press release

May 22nd 2014. The host of Casual Connect Asia, the Casual Games Association, has announced the winners of Casual Connect Asia’s Indie Prize Awards. The winners of Best Game in Show received travel and two passes to Casual Connect USA on July 22nd -24th [2014] where they will participate in the Indie Prize showcase for that event. The games were judged by Philip Kendall, RocketNews24, Adrian Tay, AsiaOne, Aaron Yip, GameAxis, Spencer Yip, Siliconera, Steve Taylor, playTMN, Massimo Caporale, Marmalade, Aaron Walz, Walz Music, Tom Sperry, Exit Games, Uri Golan, TabTale, Jason Johnson, Casual Game Guides and a number of selected journalists. Continue reading

Adam_damon Guest Post: Phones for the visually impaired that rule

by Adam Damon, a blogger who works with Project-Ray

Over the years, developers have come up with smartphones that have turned to be a real gift for the blind population. With the help of the cutting edge technology, they offer features that help their users to conduct their daily activities without relying on others. The manufacturers of such smartphones have introduced various apps that help the blind user to handle the phones with convenience. Voice commands, screen magnifiers and a few other software features have been used that helps the visually impaired interact with the device succesfully. Continue reading

White_Nights_14 5th White Nights mobile games conference Russia

[ June 26, 2014 9:00 am to June 27, 2014 9:00 am. ] Organisers: Nevosoft
Venue: Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel
Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Web: www.wkconf.com
Twitter: #Wkconf

Register: here

This mobile games conference is an international mobile game development and marketing event. The White Knights conference attract influential professionals and developers in the mobile game industry. Continue reading

pathetic_orange Orange UK centre agent in SMS gaffe

Um, don’t call a subscriber “pathetic” by text

It’s the sort of gaffe [social error] which all mobile network operators [MNOs] must dread. A call centre agent who was blatantly fed up with an existing customer told her exactly what he/she felt. Via SMS (text). The agent allegedly sent UK customer, Emma Townsend, a text which read, “You are sooo PATHETIC.” Now, GoMo News feels for call centre agents who constantly have to deal with irate customers who can become very rude and abusive indeed. It’s one thing to be frustrated but an entirely different thing to commit your feelings to the digital world by send the customer a furious text (SMS). Continue reading