Nokia To Pilot Mobile-XL
February 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES, February 13, 2009 – Mobile-XL, a mobile technology company, today announced its collaboration with Nokia, the world’s #1 mobile handset manufacturer, to expand the availability of global and local content to mobile audiences in emerging markets, starting with Africa. As early as March 2009, a select series of Nokia handsets shipping into Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will be equipped with Mobile-XL’s revolutionary XLBrowser software service.
Commenting on the pilot in East Africa, Agatha Gikunda, marketing manager for messaging and internet services, Sub-Saharan Africa said, "Outfitting Nokia handsets with the XLBrowser is a great opportunity to provide SMS based services through a graphical, easy-to-use interface. It is also an opportunity for Nokia to continue its leadership in the market by continuously enhancing customer experiences and making the handset the entry point to bridge the digital divide. Nokia is committed to opening the horizon of mobile users in emerging markets by providing content that is meaningful and relevant to them and the XLBrowser contributes to that objective."
Guy Kamgaing-Kouam, CEO of Mobile-XL shared, "We are excited about our collaboration with Nokia, a company that shares the same commitment to quality, customer experience and empowerment of the bottom of the pyramid. We have been working on it for almost a year now and are pleased to finally see the service officially go live in these countries. The reach and clout they provide, combined with the XLBrowser’s simple and affordable user access to global and local information, allows us to make an immense impact on real lives in underserved markets. With this collaboration, we are taking a gigantic step toward realizing our mission of bridging the digital divide."
About Nokia: Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
About Mobile-XL: Mobile-XL is a California-based technology company focused on building value added services to mobile users worldwide. Mobile-XL’s mission is to connect families, friends, communities and businesses by harnessing ubiquitous SMS technology. Mobile-XL products are revolutionary in offering connectivity and informational tools to areas with limited or expensive internet access. Mobile-XL allows mobile phone users to text message, chat, and access internet-based information from virtually anywhere. The company has a solid team of IT specialists including developers; computer science professionals; and network and systems engineers, most of which have come from developing countries. For more information, please visit www.mobile-xl.com.
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Dorothy Ooko, Communications Manager
East and Southern Africa
+254 720 630 074