Saturday, 11 February 2017

    Egypt is about to manufacturing the first 4G Android smartphone (Made In Egypt). Smartphone price will be in average of 200 LE to 2000 LE” Minister of Communication and Information Technology Yasser Elkady
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    For the first time ever, Bangladesh is set to launch its own “locally-assembled” smartphones and regular mobile phones in a ceremony at a city hotel today.

    The soon to be launched handsets includes two different phone models – one with regular features and another a smartphone – that were assembled by the partnership of state-owned Telephone Shilpa Sangstha Ltd (TSS) and private company OK Mobile BD Inc USA.

    “Initially we are going to launch two low-end mobile sets, with the regular featured one priced at Tk1,200 and the 3G enabled handset priced at Tk4,000. Soon we will also launch three more sets,” Khondoker Jamil Uddin, chairman of OK Mobile, told the Dhaka Tribune.

    He said they were currently operating on a limited scale while all equipments for assembling smartphones were expected to be set up by December.

    “We will start our assembly process soon, but currently we brought it [phones] from China with our own specification, and did some other work at the TSS,” Jamil added.

    A couple of Chinese specialists also worked on the project to make it successful, a senior executive of OK Mobile told the Dhaka Tribune.

    The products would be launched under the brand name “OK Mobile,” said Md Jasimul Haque, president of OK Mobile Global.

    OK mobile authorities said they would initially sell their mobile sets at 13 points in Dhaka with plans to expand the number soon.

    OK mobile sources also said they plan to introduce high-end handsets priced between Tk25,000 and Tk30,000, as well as offering handsets ranging from Tk7,000-8,000, Tk14,000-16,000 and Tk22,000-24,000.

    “All the handsets will have dual SIM facility and some will come with 2 megapixel to 12 megapixel cameras,” Jasimul added.

    He said they were planning to go for global marketing within two years, while the initial aim was to sell one lakh handsets every month.

    “We are not thinking about profit before two years, and by then, our plan is to have 10% to 12% market share in Bangladesh. We have targets to export handsets to some countries in Africa and Latin America as well,” Jasimul said.

    Earlier, the TSS – a government firm under the Telecom Ministry – collaborated with Malaysian firm TFT to launch the “Doel” laptop, a project that did not enjoy much success.

    Jasimul, however, expressed his optimism surrounding the latest initiative. “Our project is going to be the first of its kind in the country which can have impact on the users shortly.”

    The OK Mobile boss said they had brought the key technology from a Chinese company, but refused to disclose its name as it was a business secret.

    Telecom Ministry sources said the TSS awarded Indigo Group, the local partner of OK Mobile, with the project following submission of tender for the fourth time.

    In 2010, an Indian firm proposed to the TSS that it would assemble and market the “ZEN & TSS” brand mobile phones at competitive prices; but the deal could not be reached.

    When the latest tenders were submitted, the TSS received three offers with the one by Indigo being the most attractive, said TSS Managing Director Md Husnul Mahmud Khan.

    “We are allowing them to use our 14,923 square-feet office space and other infrastructures to implement the project. They will pay Tk6 for each square foot of space,” he told the Dhaka Tribune.

    On February 27, a contract was signed between the TSS and Indigo Group on this regard; while according to the contract, the Indigo Group is supposed to get six months to begin assembling handsets.

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    1. Bryte Gadgets : Bryte Tablets is the top and fast selling local made gadgets with their products ranging from Bryte Adults tablet,childrens tablet,Bryte smart watch,Bryte power bank and bluetooth speakers. the product is being manufactured in china and assembled in hongkong as said.The bryte headquater is basically in lagos.it has a 13months warantee

    2. Imose : This another Fast selling local brand in nigeria,they penetrated nigerian market with childrens tablet which is popularly called "Omotab" and has mobile phones also.. the product is manufactured in china and assembled in china also.. imnnot sure of the warantee limit.

    3. RLG products being manufactured in Osun: is in form of a nokia kind of phone http://www.nairaland.com/2315938/pictures-made-osun-state-phones

    4. Pliris1 Andriod Smart Phone : Nigeria's first Android tablet 'INYE' launched last year. Pliris1 by Nimbleturf is the first Android Phone made for the Nigerian market. It runs on Android 2.2[Froyo], 512MB of RAM and is equipped with a 3.2 inch touchscreen etc.

    5. Obi : this mobile phone is co-owned by a nigerian and Former Apple CEO John Sculley launches two Android phones. Sculley co-founded Obi.

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    QMobile (Urdu:کیو موبائل) is a Karachi based consumer electronics company which markets smartphones in Pakistan. It is the largest smartphone brand in Pakistan with an estimated of one million mobile phones sold monthly.

    QMobile was launched in 2009. Being the first local mobile phone company to enter a saturated market, it has penetrated quite deeply. QMobiles are popularly known from their low and mid-ranged smart and mobile phones.

    QMobile’s range of devices includes some tablets and dozens of phones including touchscreen, QWERTY, WiFi all running Android OS. A windows phone named QMobile W1 was also launched in 2015. Now QMobile has launched the first Android One smartphone in Pakistan. QMobile A1 is now officially available in Pakistan under Android One smartphone program.


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    Saturday, 24 December 2016

    Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR and Arab countries look to seize investment opportunities in Turkey in a wide variety of industries with projects that will facilitate the reduction of the current deficit. With more and more businesspeople placing their confidence in Turkey's investment environment, this illustrates a more lucrative and prosperous future for the country.

    Rovnag Abdullayev, the president of The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), said their investments in Turkey will exceed $18 billion. He said the overall progress at the SOCAR Turkey Aegean Refinery or STAR Refinery project, on which the company has spent more than $3.7 billion so far, has reached 80 percent.

    Noting that they were in talks with banks to provide external financing for The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), Abdullayev said, though not yet finalized, they expect a contribution of about $4 billion to the project. Speaking to Anadolu Agency regarding SOCAR's investments and activities in Turkey, Abdullayev expressed his deepest condolences over the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul, saying it was not only an attack against the Turkish people, but against all of humanity.

    He said the SOCAR believes in Turkey and the Turkish economy, and that its investments, which are expected to exceed $18 billion, was the greatest proof of this trust. Suggesting that the reduction of the current deficit and energy imports, one of the most important problems of the country, will be provided with a significant support upon the completion of the projects in Turkey, Abdullayev said, "We have faith in Turkey to take its place among the leading nations in the world, particularly in the region, with its deeply rooted state tradition, strong democracy understanding, and a rapidly growing economy."

    He said Turkey will strengthen its position in the world as an energy bridge within a short time, and Turkey will become the most important guarantor of global and regional energy supply security in the near future, something Azerbaijan and the SOCAR are also proud to be a part of. "We have received great support and interest for investments in Turkey. I firmly believe that this cooperation will continue to strengthen in the future with our 'One Nation, Two States' philosophy," he added.

    $3.7 billion and TANAP financing in refinerySignifying that they had conducted a comprehensive and intensive operation for the STAR Refinery, Abdullayev said the overall progress at the project, on which they have spent some $3.7 billion so far, was at 80 percent, and shipments of heavy equipment began in Dec. 2015 and were completed in mid-2016, following the establishment of the infrastructure for the installation of machinery and equipment.

    Foreseeing that tank constructions, machinery and equipment installations will continue during the final months of 2016 and throughout 2017, and the STAR Refinery will be in service in 2018, Abdullayev stressed that when their investments in Turkey would be finalized, the total amount will exceed $18 billion.

    He also added that the works were in progress at the TANAP project. Pointing out that they are in talks with banks, including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to provide external financing for TANAP, Abdullayev said they expected a contribution of about $4 billion to the project.

    He said they were currently considering to transfer eight of the 58 percent of shares in the Southern Gas Corridor Company to SOCAR Turkey and they have launched necessary initiatives with their partners in this regard and the transfer process is expected to become official in near future.

    "taking the opportunities into consideration"

    Indicating that the basis of future profitability of the company is established by directing the company's profit to various investment projects, Abdullayev noted that the company has a 30 percent share on Goldman Sachs and Petlim and 13 percent on SOCAR Turkey Energy Inc.

    Abdullayev underscored that their primary goal for now is to fulfill their obligations with these partnerships. "We are closely following the market conjuncture and taking the new opportunities into consideration," Abdullayev said, adding that SOCAR's assets have attracted attention of international finance and investment companies, and it has significantly increased its total assets and total capital with diversified investment strategy implemented over the past nine years. (source)
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    Sunday, 11 December 2016

    Gas pipelines and nuclear power stations were among the highlights of recent talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish PM Binali Yildirim. The two countries are mending their relationship in the aftermath of a Russian bomber being downed in 2015.

    Turkish Prime Minister met Putin late on Tuesday in the Kremlin after holding talks with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev earlier in the day. The officials discussed various aspects of cooperation between the two countries and held a joint press conference afterwards.

    Russia and Turkey are looking forward to further mending their relationship, which took a major hit after Turkey downed a Russian bomber jet near the Syrian border last year. The official visit became Yildirim’s first to Russia since he entered office in May, and one of his first international visits in general.

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    Sunday, 30 August 2015

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved the makeup of the provisional government that will run the country until November 1 elections, including for the first time pro-Kurdish MPs.

    "Our president... approved the interim cabinet formed under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr Davutoglu," the presidency said in a statement after a nearly one-hour meeting between Erdogan and Premier Ahmet Davutoglu.

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