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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : Mobilezone and Amiga Introduce Amiga Content Across Brazilian Digital Devices
   posted by AF on 2-May-2006 13:24:03 (5181 reads)
May 1, 2006 - San Francisco, CA/Sao Paolo, Brazil.– Mobilezone and Amiga bring AmigaAnywhere™ applications to Mobilezone's customers worldwide. Now, visitors to Mobilezone can purchase their favorite Amiga content for their Microsoft Windows PCs, Smartphones, and PDAs. Amiga's innovative technology allows mobile users to take advantage of emerging technologies such as media storage cards and U3 mobile storage devices.


This announcement brings another strong channel for application developers that are looking for a refined and efficient solution to developing content one-time and running it across a myriad of devices.

MobileZone gives current information about mobile technologies and provides a local web reference for PDAs, smartphones, Pocket PCs and wireless technologies like Wi-Fi. It has quickly grown into Brazil's leading and most complete Wi-Fi hotspot locator, earning well over 400,000 unique visitors to Mobilezone webpages since it was created, 3 years ago. The "Plugged" section of the site gives up to date news about what's happening with the wireless market inside and outside the country. It also carries monthly articles about interesting related subjects, such as mobile content and WiMax "hype" analysis.

Brazil is part of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) group of countries with the fastest expanding wireless markets, is the second largest mobile market in South America and 6th largest in the world. The country's mobile penetration rate is 41.1%, reaching 79.9 million customers through September 2005. Further, Brazil dominates the Latin American Internet market with broadband growth of 31% in 2005. "The growth in complex mobile and web usage in Brazil is very attractive to Amiga", said Gregory Sigel, Amiga's vice president of sales and marketing. "MobileZone provides a great entrée to this market, given their popularity with wireless and wired subscribers."

Amiga's cross-platform technologies fit well with Brazil, given the growing popularity of convergence strategies. In October 2004, TV Cidade and TVA were the first Brazilian operators to adopt the triple play strategy, combining VoIP, broadband and pay TV services. It also meshes well with MobileZone's combined mobile and WiFi target areas. "Brazilians continue to be big fans of the Amiga name", said Ricardo Menezes, President of Mobilezone. "We are very excited to provide our customers with rich graphical Amiga content and let them run it across their mobile, desktops and ultimately TV-based devices."

Mobilezone is highlighting Amiga with an About Amiga section ("Sobre Amiga") and an updated News/Interview ("Entrevista") section. The Amiga Games ("Jogos") section on the website lets Mobilezone's customers from over 20 countries purchase Amiga content for their devices of choice. As Amiga grows its applications and content portfolio, the two companies will work together to update the Mobilezone-Amiga site with the most market-relevant content.

About MobileZone:

MobileZone is a Brazilian portal that focuses on wireless and mobile technologies, news and related content. With its operations started in early 2004, MobileZone has, since then, received more than 360.000 unique visitors searching for Wi-Fi hotspots, news and exclusive content covering a variety of subjects including WiMax, UMTS, UWB and EVDO.

The majority of Mobilezone’s visitors, can be classified as IT professionals, wireless providers, doctors, business executives, government organizations and university students.

Contact:

contato@mobilezone.com.br

About Amiga:

Amiga, Inc. is the world’s premier provider of multimedia enabling technologies. For almost two decades its award-winning software has been a mainstay for motion picture studios, multimedia creators, and digital entertainment enthusiasts around the world. Today Amiga builds on this legacy leading the way in multimedia development by providing developers with hardware-independent technologies for writing and porting applications to new platforms and interactive devices. AmigaAnywhere™ enables applications to run on a broad range of processors including ARM, StrongARM, Intel X-Scale, OMAP, MIPS, x86, and Hitachi SH series and to run hosted on a wide variety of operating systems including Linux, Windows CE .NET, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. AmigaAnywhere™ applications are available online at www.shopamiga.com. For more information visit www.amiga.com.

AmigaAnywhere™ is a registered trademark of Amiga, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Contact:

Amiga: publicity@amiga.com
    

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Crap. Sponsor AmigaOS4, help Hyperion instead....


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I guess this means the VCs haven't found a company or person to dumb that "valuable" IP on...


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Well, there's some quite nice Amiga adverts on Mobilezone and Mobilezone also carry the press release, unlike some of the previous annoucements where nothing appears on the partner site.

What bothers me though is that by cashing in on the brand name like this people will be expecting to see classic Amiga games for the PDA or phone and find that actually there is no lemmings, sensible soccer etc to be had. I think they could do with some classic games on Amiga Anywhere, otherwise potential buyers could be disappointed.

Amiga inc really need a slicker website, I still think the old one was nicer even if it was getting a bit cluttered and messy in places.

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Quote:
Amiga, Inc. is the world’s premier provider of multimedia enabling technologies.

(cough)
Quote:
For almost two decades its award-winning software has been a mainstay for motion picture studios, multimedia creators, and digital entertainment enthusiasts around the world.

Are we talking about "software made by Amiga, Inc."?

Well, let's say this is better than nothing.

Last edited by Lynx on 02-May-2006 at 06:51 PM.

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We see all these anouncements but do they ever amount to anything substantial. I agree that the website should be slicker and they be supporting OS4.

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more idiotic mobilphone games .... this is not what the amiga is about... the amiga is about amiga4.0, where is the support from amiga inc??? the bloody phone games amiga inc can put where the sun dont shine!!


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Does this mean that someone was able to contact AInc?


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@doc

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this is not what the amiga is about... the amiga is about amiga4.0

Sorry to say it but its exactly what Amiga Inc is about.. or more presicly about AmigaAnyWhere.

AmigaOS4 is just side product to them.

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The article makes a reference to Gregory Sigel as Amiga's vice president of sales and marketing, I googled for him, and I found this (1st result) :SIM Asia 2006
Sorry if this was mentioned before.

Edit: Translation of the article about Amiga in Mobilezone website:

More than 20 years dedicated to multimedia

Amiga brand needs no introductions,mainly for those in their thirties. For the few who don't know , during the 80's and 90's, Amiga was the main competitor of Apple and Atari in the personal computer segment with focus in multimedia. Is wrong who think that the brand disappeared after the smashing success of the Commodore Amiga computers. During that time, Amiga continued active and with strong presence in the market of multi-platform technologies, developing and fine-tunig the Amiga Anywhere™ platform.

The Commodore Amiga computers were always associated with graphics soutions, mudic and video editing (do you remember Video Toaster?) and there's no way to deny that the strong point of the brand was always the games market.

The Amiga was virtually unbeatable compared to their competitors:Atari, Apple IIGS and MSX. In the personal computer of middle size, the brand products were market leaders in that segment.

Amiga Anywhere™

In the same way personal computation evolved in the last 10 years, the operating system of Amiga computers (AmigaOS) has also evolved and cot more mature. Today, AmigaOS is available for game development and applications for interactive TV, PocketPC, Smartphones, windows, linux, among other devices.

Theres no doubt that Amiga Anywhere™ platform is a great atractive to game developers intended to several kind of devices, taking in consideration the huge community of developers and core technology support, that already completed more than 20 years in that market, in wich the brand always had the status of being in the group of main players.

Pocket PCs

one of the current targets of Amiga Anywhere id the Pocket PC.With the growing evolution of resources and processing power the PPC platform became a great market for game and app development that get away from traditional apps present in the first PocketPCs.For being an emerging platform, the range of solutions for apps development of that kind isn't the greatest, without counting that no other solution has such a specific focus, beside years of developing and mastering of what can be considered the most important gaming platform of history.

As an example of Amiga Anywhere power in the Pocket PC domain, Amiga, beside selling the development API, Amiga also sells dozens of games created with the technology. Some classics as Solitaire and Jackpot, as well as the new Gobbler, Convex and Planet Zed show clearly the power Amiga Anywhere has to deliver quality digital entertainment to Pocket PC platform. At the developers side speed and easy sofisticated game development for the main digital platforms, as well as the huge support the brand has and always had in the community of gamedevelopers are, without doubt, decisive factors that make professionals choose Amiga Anywhere as a solution to develop multi-platform games.

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do u think i can hack their site??


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When KMOS bought Amiga, this is precisely what they said they were going to do. Hare told us up front, and look at this, he's doing it. That's called success.

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Seems as if this would be a good deal for Amiga Inc.


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@weirdami:
Mr. Hare has left the building, since monthes already... !

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@dan.hutch

Lemmings is on the PSP now. It took them a while to figure out that these new generation handhelds are perfect for old Amiga games, but someone got the message. I don't know how many others are getting it, though. But, Amiga, Inc. has nothing to do with third party video games. Don't get on their case, get on the cases of likes likes of Psygnosis, Cinemaware, etc. Besides, most cell phones have tiny screens and would suck mightily trying to display Shadow of the Beast or even Lemmings. Maybe would work with Blood Money, though. But, really, it would be something of a sacrilege to play cool old amiga games with their awesome graphics on a one inch screen. People really aren't expecting Lemmings on a phone. It would be cool, but only because we know it was an Amiga game first. Non-Amigans would think it was lame.

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Amiga please choose another name. I dont like you hehe

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No, it's called a lame attempt at marketting by trying to grab some headlines, which they haven't been successful at doing with their AmigaAnywhere product line, which is in large part someone else's technology anyway, and which to my knowledge still only runs on Windows devices. More like "Anywhere...as long as it runs Windows." And I hardly see anything that they have done as being either innovative or successful, nor do I think Hare has anything to do with it. Didn't he leave the company a year or so ago? The only things that have garnered any kind of interest in any relevant media has been their partners' new OS4 and AmigaOne announcements, which they hardly support if at all. It's lame how they basically ride on the Amiga legacy's coat tails when it suits them. It's their right to do so, and there's not much anyone can do about it, but it is still lame, IMHO anyway.

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there's also an interview with Vince Pfeifer, "Director of Product Management da Amiga".
Click here.

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Nothing's not good enough for no one no how as far as you are concerned. IMHO.

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