The first Pan-Asian PHP conference, PHPConf.Asia 2015, starts today. The two-day conference is held at Kent Ridge Guild House (9 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119241).
For the unaware, Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s developer conference, similar to Google’s I/O and Apple’s WWDC.
Matt Mullenweg who is the co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic stop by Singapore on the 4th June 2014 as part of his Summer Tour which includes cities like Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Manila, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland.
I knew Matt since b2 days but never had a chance to met him till he came to Singapore! And of course, a picture with him is compulsory!
Derrick Koh who is the Head of Communications for Lenovo in Asia Pacific drop me a message on Facebook and ask me whether I am free to attend the Lenovo’s booth media tour. Since I am available, I pop by the Lenovo booth together with Jason Goh.
We previewed some of the new phones like the Lenovo S860, Lenovo S850, Lenovo S660 and a new tablet which is the Lenovo Tablet HD+.
Tuesday, 25th February 2014
The day started with breakfast and then a 30 minute talk by Dean Patrick, Nokia Entertainment Evangelist, on Nokia Mix Radio.
We proceed on to MWC later for two blogger session with Dirk Didascalou, SVP Mobile Phones R&D at Nokia and Stefan Pannenbecker, VP Industrial Design at Nokia.
Monday, 24th February 2014
Woke up at 6am because we have to be at the venue by 7.30am to get good seats. The press conference starts at 8am.
Thanks to Nokia Connects (@Nokia_Connects) for the invite to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014! This is my third trip to such a big event with Nokia Connects. The first was Nokia World 2011 in London and the second was Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.
Our itinerary for this year MWC was shorter by a day. Despite it being shorter by a day, I find this year trip is more relaxing! We flew in on Sunday, 23rd February 2014 and flew back on Wednesday, 26th February 2014.
Apart from the three Nokia Android phones, Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, being announced, Nokia also announced the Nokia 220 and the Nokia Asha 230.
Nokia has launched their first family of phones running on Android (sort of) at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.
The reason why I say “Android (sort of)” is because there is no Google Play services in the Nokia X family of phones, instead it is been replaced by Microsoft Services.
Yesterday, Samsung launches it’s first Samsung Mobile PIN in Singapore (the first in Asia as well). It is located at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza or what is known as Takashimaya to many others. Samsung Mobile PIN was first launched at the London Olympics in 2012.
Samsung Mobile PIN is essentially a pop-up store that allows you to experience/play with all the latest Samsung devices. Currently they have the Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE), Samsung Note II (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Camera and the Samsung Note 10.1 (LTE) on display.