Eco-Friendly Mobile Phone Charger

The Carphone Warehouse, the UK’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, has announced its first ever environmentally friendly mobile phone charger. The Eco Charger reduces the amount of energy needed to power a mobile phone more than any other on the market. It will be available in over 820 stores from 3rd March.

According to greenenergy.co.uk, about 95% of energy used by all mobile phone chargers is lost every year because they are left plugged in when not being used. Now, The Carphone Warehouse has announced it will be offering its customers an energy saving device to help reduce this amount.

The Eco charger is the only charger available on the High Street which shuts itself down as soon as it has charged the phone, or the mobile phone becomes disconnected. Its standby drain is therefore the lowest of all the eco-friendly chargers according to market tests carried out by Kondor, a claim which could save the UK approximately 217 million kWh of electricity per year – the equivalent to the annual energy consumption of almost 66,000 households.

Andrew Harrison, UK CEO at The Carphone Warehouse said; “Whilst looking for the cheapest deals, we’re also aware that our customers want more than just a product that works well. Increasingly, concern over global climate change is becoming top of everyone’s agenda, and that’s why I’m thrilled that we’re now able to offer a device that will not only will save our customers money, but help them to be energy efficient too.”

Priced at just £22.99, the Eco works exactly like a standard charger; plugging into the wall to charge a mobile phone. On the front is a button which can be pushed to turn the Eco on and that glows blue when operational. When the phone is fully charged or disconnected, the Eco switches off – making it up to 90% more efficient on standby than any own brand mains charger* and 88% more efficient on standby than an Own Brand High Efficiency mains charger**. So, now it’s possible to enjoy the full capacity of a mobile phone and look after the environment at the same time.

Customers can also get £10 off the Eco charger when bought with a handset

About The Carphone Warehouse:
The Carphone Warehouse is Europe’s leading independent retailer of mobile phones, services and mobile phone accessories with over 2,400 stores in 9 countries. The Carphone Warehouse is also the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 820 mobile phone shops nationwide.

At launch, the Eco Charger works with Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung handsets
* Up to 90% more efficient on standby than the Kondor Charger from The Carphone Warehouse.
** Up to 88% more efficient on standby than the O2 High Efficiency Mains Charger

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mService 2.0 by CommonTime

CommonTime, a leading global provider of enterprise mobility solutions, announces the release of the latest version its mobile field service application, mService 2.0.

CommonTime has been delivering robust mobile solutions to enterprise customers for over 12 years and continues to recognize the value of a properly equipped field service team. CommonTime enables the world’s top enterprise organizations by enabling them to efficiently and effectively utilize mobile technologies in the field to establish consistency, improve quality of data, drastically decrease operational costs and ultimately increase profitability.

Built on CommonTime’s industry leading mSuite mobile platform, mService 2.0 is recognized as a true end-to-end solution for organizations requiring a flexible mobile service application, full enterprise device management, email and IM integration, end-to-end security, remote device management and backend data connectors.

mService enables field service organizations to operate efficiently through:

• Online/offline device application model
• Real-time access to latest work orders and relevant asset information
• Remote device management to resolve field issues immediately
• Decreased carbon footprint and cost via paper elimination
• Streamlined operations; reduce fuel costs by improved technician dispatching
• Reduced billing cycles and lower days sales outstanding
• Support of GPS location services, Google Maps, etc.
• Instant reporting to all levels of the organization

“As more and more organizations are tasked with reducing operational costs to improve profitability in these tight economic conditions, it’s imperative that we continue to innovate our mobile solution offerings to allow our customers to accomplish this more efficiently and effectively than ever before,” said Joe Watterson, VP Sales Operations at CommonTime. “We are pleased to be releasing mService 2.0 and continue our commitment to mobilizing business applications. We are excited to continue to partner with great customers like Chardon Laboratories who realize both the business value as well as the environmental value of a mobile field service solution.”

Chardon Laboratories is a leader in providing sustainable water treatment systems solutions. Their PowerPure product is a green friendly, sustainable, chemical free solution for cooling tower water treatment. PowerPure helps companies all throughout the United States by saving water, as well as costs, and eliminating chemicals while improving efficiency and building environmental awareness. PowerPure contributes to companies achieving LEED certifications for their facilities (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

The mSuite solution from CommonTime has allowed us to eliminate the inefficiencies in our old paper based system, said Vince Resor, Vice President at Chardon Laboratories. By going mobile with CommonTime we have not only saved time and money but also found that we have been able to be more responsive to our customers which has greatly improved the quality of service we have been able to deliver to them. We see this as win win for everyone involved.

Available immediately, CommonTime offers application options for rapid development or customized templates via mForms. Information about this and the full suite of mobile applications from CommonTime are available online at www.commontime.com.

About CommonTime
CommonTime has a global reputation for mobilizing the enterprise workforce more reliably, rapidly, and securely than anyone else, while offering the best value proposition in the market. CommonTime™ enhances the competitive advantages to organizations by allowing focus on business tasks rather than technology. CommonTime’s solutions seamlessly support both wired and wireless environments, maximizing mobility benefits for enterprises; and includes wireless push email/PIM and line of business applications, instant messaging, rapid application development, security (over-the-air & on-device), and centralized management of mobile applications, people, PDAs and Smartphones. CommonTime is trusted by the world’s leading enterprises including: McDonalds, ExxonMobil, Chrysler, Rolex, Ernst & Young, Coca Cola Bottling, and Caterpillar. Partners include IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, Palm, HTC, Certicom, Symbian, SonyEricsson, HP, Motorola, Sprint, Orange and Cingular. For more information, visit www.commontime.com

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Executive Team Appointment Further Bolsters Novotech’s Strategic Growth Initiatives

Novotech, a leading distributor of innovative and value-driven wireless communications products announces the appointment of Mr. Stefan Lindvall to its board of directors. Mr. Lindvall has extensive experience in the M2M marketspace having most recently served as President at Wavecom, INC responsible for the Americas.

“Novotech is pleased to have Mr. Lindvall join our board,” said Matt Dumais, President of Novotech. “Stefan brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the company which will allow Novotech to further its’ growth strategies globally.”

M2M solutions are available immediately through Novotech Technologies by calling 1-800-268-8628. With offices throughout the United States and Canada, Novotech is well positioned strategically and geographically to support the growing M2M needs of customers and manufacturers across varied industries.

About Novotech:

Novotech is a leading distributor of M2M technologies in North America and has proven expertise in key technologies important to bringing M2M solutions and products to market. Over the past 14 years Novotech has been selling into the M2M marketplace and continues to be a reliable partner helping to integrate the right products to meet customer’s exact and demanding criteria — whether they are currently engaged, or becoming engaged in the M2M space. Novotech has blended the leaders of M2M products in their respective technologies on one line card, thereby offering the most innovative and complete portfolio of market-leading products in the M2M marketspace today.

For more information please visit www.NOVOTECH.com

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O3SIS to demonstrate how carriers and service providers can utilize O3SIS Living Mobility Solutions to significantly increase revenues and save budgets in challenging economic environments

O3SIS AG, leading provider of carrier-grade mobile software solutions today announced that it will be presenting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 16-19 (stand 2D15).

At this years event O3SIS unveils its new carrier and enterprise editions of the Living Communication Suite and the brand new Living Media Suite. With innovative business models such as SaaS (Software as a Service) and Mobile Advertising, O3SIS is committed to meet the requirements of challenging market dynamics. O3SIS best-in-class mobility solutions are built to boost profitable mobile data business and leverage existing investments of its customers.

The new product suite “O3SIS Living Communication Suite – Carrier Edition” is designed to deliver a compelling and differentiating end user experience, resulting in best-in-class service uptake rates. O3SIS’ “Living Address Book” comes along with new O3SIS client software (Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian and more) – powered by state-of-the-art data synchronisation and push technologies. Based on this end-2-end solution, O3SIS showcases how carriers can unleash the mobile value of “Networked Personal Data” and an integrated social network syndication solution.

With the “O3SIS Living Media Suite” including the “Living Phone Safe – Advertising Edition’ mobile operators get a range of powerful solutions in their hands to tap new revenue streams based on relevant, personalized advertising while at the same time keep customers loyal to their networks. O3SIS “Living Push Mail” empowers operators to offer a groundbreaking push e-mail service to the mass market. The product unifies all the various standards and technologies to deliver e-mail to almost any device – packaged in a homogenous service offering and optimized according to the capabilities of handsets. The combination and integration with other O3SIS products leads to an unmatched personal communication experience for the user.

With the brand new ‘Living Communication Suite – Enterprise and SAAS Edition’ O3SIS rolls out a comprehensive Mobility Business Solution offering to Enterprises and Public Authorities. Based on a world leading Carrier-Class architecture the product covers today’s security demands of corporate IT departments. The fully managed solution enables companies to get a leading edge mobile communication solution at a highly attractive TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

“We’re excited to again make key product announcements at the world’s largest mobile telecommunications show,” said Dirk Dörre, CEO and CTO at O3SIS. “We are very confident that our carrier, enterprise and retail customers will immediately benefit from our innovative product line and the outstanding end user experience it provides.”

The O3SIS executive team will be onsite to discuss business details and share its vision for the mobile industry. Members of the press interested in interviewing an O3SIS executive at 3GSM should contact Mireille Napoa of O3SIS AG at +49 (2204) 747-101 or mireille.napoa@o3sis.com.

Press-kits and setting up an appointment is available online from our Congress site at events.o3sis.com.

About O3SIS
O3SIS AG is a leading provider of carrier-grade mobile software solutions. Our mobility products, data synchronization and push technologies are deployed by top tier mobile operators, ISPs / ASPs, and enterprises with millions of users worldwide. O3SIS living mobility products help to protect and share personal mobile data and media content. Users can interact and communicate through web, mobile phones, communities and social networks with best in class usability.

O3SIS innovative products Living Push Mail, Living Communication Suite and Living Media Suite enable customers to save costs, build a better customer relationship, and create additional revenue streams. For more information, visit www.o3sis.com or contact info@o3sis.com.

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Specialized mobile call and text provider Webtel.mobi, which provides a mobile calling and texting services at up to 80% below standard rates, is preparing its network to manage the expected surge of texts sent on Valentine’s Day

It’s also providing new users with free text credit for up to two Valentine’s Day texts. Typically, Valentine’s Day sees international texting volumes spike by hundreds of percent internationally. In the United States, Valentine’s Day sees texting daily texting volumes rise to over 2.2 Billion.

According to a Webtel.mobi spokesman, their low cost calling and texting service experienced a 1000%+ spike on New Year’s day 2009, as consumers took advantage of their Ultra-Low cost texting service – whereby texts can be sent locally or internationally for between 4 cents to 9 cents per 160 character text message.

Once again, they are expecting a similar surge on Valentine’s day, and are putting procedures in place to make sure that they system can effectively cope with this surge in all countries internationally.

Webtel.mobi’s system is available to all web-enabled mobile phones internationally, in all countries and on all networks. It is free to join, and no contract is required.

To use webtel.mobi, consumers just have to go to theWebtel.mobi site at http://www.webtel.mobi from their mobile phone (or their desktop) and join. They can then load credit onto their accounts via PayPal, and begin calling or texting immediately.

Webtel.mobi also has a desktop Help and FAQ site at http://www.webtel.mobi/pc where consumers can get information on the Webtel.mobi service and its Rates.

Webtel.mobi has also uploaded a video explaining its service to YouTube, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiheLVVE5qw

Webtel.mobi’s spokesman confirmed that persons who join the service prior to Valentine’s Day will be able to take advantage of the Webtel.mobi Valentine’s Day Special – whereby people who have joined up prior to 14 February will be provided with Free Texting Credit on Valentine’s Day, which will allow them to send up to two texts anywhere in the world for free.

About Webtel.mobi:
Webtel.mobi is the mobile phone division of the company Worldbizonline.com Limited – an international Advertising and Communication company which uses the internet as its platform.

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