Bright Telecom India Pvt. Ltd. launch OGO Devices, powered and bundled
with Synchronica's award winning mobile messaging infrastructure
OGO 0-77 Konnect and 0-78 Touch models deliver affordable Push Email,
Instant Messaging and Social Networking for India's young
professionals and consumers
Handsets are based on the MediaTek platform and have been optimised for
the fast-growing Indian market
Launch demonstrates Synchronica's successful strategy of targeting
device manufacturers as well as mobile operators in emerging markets
with its mobile messaging software
Full demo available at Mobile World Congress, Hall 2 Stand 2A35
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA/ ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK - HALL 2,
STAND 2A35, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Synchronica plc ("Synchronica" or "the
Company") (AIM:SYNC) (TSXV:SYN) India's Bright Telecom India Pvt. today launches its new OGO O-77 Konnect and O-78 Touch range of handsets, powered by Synchronica's Mobile Gateway to deliver Push Mail, Instant Messaging and Social
Networking. Available immediately, the OGO handsets are being
demonstrated at Synchronica's stand - 2A35.
The handsets enable India's 'On-the-GO' young consumers and prosumers to send and receive mobile emails and
Instant Messages, receive status updates from social networking sites,
and subscribe to live Web-Feeds. The OGO O-77 Konnect and O-78 Touch
devices are both EDGE-enabled and optimized for the fast-growing Indian
market. Both devices are packed with enhanced features including a 3.2
megapixel camera, optical track pad, MP4 and RMVB video playback.
Both devices are based on the popular MediaTek platform, optimized for
Mobile Gateway to provide messaging services directly to the native
clients found on the device. This unique approach delivers the best
possible user experience with minimal memory footprint, enabling these
affordable devices to provide Smartphone-like features and deliver the
best possible user experience with negligible memory footprint.
With the service hosted in their own Indian-based data centre, Bright
Telecom India Pvt. Ltd. fully complies with strict lawful interception
legislation, recently introduced by the authorities in India.
Alternatively, Mobile Gateway can also be deployed and hosted by local
mobile operators, in their own data centres, if required.
Synchronica has a strong and growing foothold in India with its
affordable, white labelled mobile messaging solution. In addition to
Bright Telecom, the company has agreements in place with a further two
device manufacturers targeting the Indian market and has live
deployments with two large Indian mobile operators via its 2010
acquisition of email-to-SMS vendor iseemedia.
A.P. Srivatsan, Chief Operating Officer of Bright Telecom India Pvt.
Ltd, comments: "Our OGO range of handsets is aimed at young, on-the-go
consumers and prosumers in India, who want to be able to communicate
with business colleagues, friends and family via email, IM and social
networking communities while on the move. We chose Synchronica Mobile
Gateway because it gives us a proven, scalable and full-featured mobile
messaging solution that can be branded by us and priced extremely
competitively. The devices are being launched with a leading Operator
in India at an aggressive price point with a data and voice plan that
is even more aggressive".
Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, said: "Our dual strategy of
targeting both mobile operators and device manufacturers with the
standards-based Mobile Gateway is continuing to bear fruit. Our
partnership with Bright Telecom enables them to differentiate their OGO
handsets by offering an addictive mobile messaging solution powered by
Synchronica that will appeal to India's gadget-focused young people."
Synchronica plc is a leading developer of next-generation mobile
messaging solutions. Mobile Gateway, Synchronica's flagship product,
provides push Email, synchronization, instant messaging (IM), and
social networking services to any mobile phone currently in use.
Synchronica's patented transcoding engine uses advanced streaming to
download email attachments and can dramatically reduce the consumption
of network bandwidth by as much as 90 percent.
Mobile operators and device manufacturers from emerging and developed
markets rely on Synchronica's white-labelled product for providing mass
market messaging services across the entire customer base, diversifying
revenues and reducing churn.
Headquartered in England, Synchronica also maintains a development
centre in Germany and the Philippines in addition to a regional
presence in Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Spain, and Dubai. Synchronica
plc is a public company traded on the AIM list of the London Stock
Exchange (SYNC) and the Venture Exchange of the Toronto Stock Exchange
(SYN). For further information, please visit www.synchronica.com
About Bright Telecom India Pvt. Ltd.
Started in April of 2006 by entreprenuers, the ever versatile Bright
group is engaged in manufacturing, importing and distribution of
several products across the Indian sub-continent. Bright Telecom India
Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading players in the Indian Telecom Products
industry with a pan India presence, being national distributors for
several major players like, Huawei, AIRCEL - Telecom Devices. The team
at Bright Telecom has sold more than 4 million handsets in India so
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