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CellPoint Announces Shenzhen Facility

Cellpoint Corporation announced it will open a new facility in Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province, China by May 1, 2016. The branch office will expand Cellpoint’s presence in the market in accordance with its expansion strategy. Cellpoint has been active in China since 2007.

The new branch is the second Cellpoint office in China, the first opened in Hong Kong is 2015. These two offices represent Cellpoint’s continued effort to partner and support its clients in expanding their business capabilities in North America. When the facility opens, Cellpoint will be servicing clients from a total of four sites.

Mr. Michael Osofsky, the Managing Director of Cellpoint Asia, said, “The Shenzhen office will strengthen Cellpoint’s commitment to supply our customers with quality cellphone products and repair services. We picked Shenzhen to open our new office because it is among the fastest growing cities in Mainland China, is the busiest port in the Pearl River Delta Region, and is considered the “Silicon Valley” of China. It will give us a strong springboard for strengthening our presence in the industry and the North American cellphone repair market and allow us to build our reputation as an industry leader.”

Mr. Minghua Lu, the new Branch Manager further expanded the importance of the placement of the office. He states: “Shenzhen is strategically located in Pearl River Delta Region, where most supply chain companies and facilities of the leading worldwide cellphone manufacturers have significant presence in the area. Shenzhen is also a primary sourcing location city of cellphone parts supply and distribution for reverse logistic industry.”

CellPoint Corporation, a global manufacturing firm based in Orange County, CA, assists manufacturing companies with creative and innovative solutions to reduce manufacturing costs and increase product value. The firm delivers repair services and products to Fortune 500 companies, has over 100 employees in three facilities in Hong Kong, S.A.R., Newport Beach, California, and Ft. Worth, Texas.

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CELLPOINT CORPORATION RECEIVES R2, ISO 14001:2004, AND OSHAS 18001:2007 ACCREDITATIONS

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March 29, 2016

Newport Beach, CA, March 29, 2016 – Cellpoint Corporation announced today it has achieved the R2, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications by Orion Registrar, Inc. These rigorous international standards are awarded only to companies managing resources in an environmentally responsible manner and organizations that safe-guarding the health and welfare of employees and customers.

Jointly developed by the Environmental Protection Agency, Manufacturers, Reverse Logistics Industry, Recyclers and Trade groups, R2 is the de facto standard adopted by the industry to recognize quality of Downstream partner towards Focus Material management. The ISO 14001 certification addresses various aspects of environmental management and provides practical tools for companies seeking to control and improve their environmental impact and performance. OSHAS 18001 certification is recognized as the international standard for organizations to control and improve occupational health and safety performance.

“We are proud to have earned recognition within the industry through the prestigious and challenging R2, ISO 14001, and OSHAS 18001 certifications,” said Global Director of Engineering Sabir Ali. “In order for Cellpoint to be a good corporate citizen and employer, it’s imperative we operate in a thoughtful and appropriate manner as an environmental steward and safeguard the well-being of our employees and customers.”

“Certification of R2, ISO 14001, and OSHAS 18001 standards are a tremendous acknowledgement of our business practices,” stated Cellpoint’s Chief Executive Office Ehsan Gharatappeh. “The companies with which we conduct business can do so with the greatest confidence and assurance; know we respect the environment and; engage in world-class business practices that will protect and enhance their brand.”

CellPoint Corporation, a global manufacturing firm based in Orange County, CA, assists manufacturing companies with creative and innovative solutions to reduce manufacturing costs and increase product value. The firm delivers repair services and products to Fortune 500 companies, has over 100 employees in three facilities in Hong Kong, S.A.R., Newport Beach, California, and Ft. Worth, Texas.

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CELLPOINT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PROMOTION OF MICHAEL OSOFSKY TO MANAGING DIRECTOR

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February 9, 2016

Newport Beach, CA, February 9, 2016 – Cellpoint Corporation announced the promotion of Michael Osofsky to Managing Director, effective January 1, 2016. In this new role, Mr. Osofsky will play a key strategic role in the continued development and growth of Cellpoint internationally.

Mr. Osofsky has been with Cellpoint Corporation’s executive team since 2012. His promotion reflects his impressive leadership and strategic experience, as well as his in-depth financial expertise. In his new role, Mr. Osofsky will be responsible for driving growth in key Asia and North American markets, expanding the business and further cementing a robust organization.

“Michael has been significant in the success of Cellpoint and this promotion to Managing Director acknowledges his ability to lead, inspire, and realize the rapid growth and success of the organization to this point”, said Ehsan Gharatappeh, Cellpoint Corporation’s CEO. “We’re pleased to recognize his substantial contributions by naming him Managing Director.”

CellPoint Corporation, a global manufacturing firm based in Orange County, CA, assists manufacturing companies with creative and innovative solutions to reduce manufacturing costs and increase product value. The firm delivers repair services and products to Fortune 500 companies, has over 100 employees in three facilities in Hong Kong, S.A.R., Newport Beach, California, and Ft. Worth, Texas.

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CELLPOINT CORPORATION CEO FEATURED IN WATCHDOG.COM ARTICLE CITING POOR BUSINESS CLIMATE FOR CA SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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February 23, 2015

Ehsan Gharatappeh, the CEO of Cellpoint Corporation featured in CalWatchdog.com online article “Entrepreneurs fret over CA business climate”.

Costa Mesa, CA, February 23, 2015– Ehsan Gharatappeh, CEO of Cellpoint Corporation was featured in CalWatchdog.com’s article “Entrepreneurs fret over CA business climate”. The article featured Mr. Gharatappeh’s comments during his February 11 testimony to the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy on how California government regulations and poor business climate have forced him out of California.

The full CalWatchdog.com article can be viewed here: http://calwatchdog.com/2015/02/17/entrepreneurs-fret-over-ca-business-climate/

The article highlights the somber testimony from Mr. Gharatappeh’s and his fellow panelists that characterized the California business climate as a harsh environment for small business owners. To alter the current landscape the panel encouraged committee members to enable a competitive environment in California through pro-business policies limiting government regulations and economic restraints.

“In a perfect world, I would love to have some laws … to enable a competitive environment and marketplace in California, where big companies could move back to California and all of the small companies like mine that support them could follow in lockstep,” says Ehsan Gharatappeh, Cellpoint CEO in his recent CalWatchdog.com article.

CellPoint Corporation, a global manufacturing firm based in Orange County, CA, assists manufacturing companies with creative and innovative solutions to reduce manufacturing costs and increase product value. The firm delivers repair services and products to Fortune 500 companies, has over 100 employees in three facilities in Hong Kong, Shanghai, PRC, and Ft. Worth, Texas.

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How a smartphone manufacturer you’ve never heard of is making Samsung nervous

Huawei

Huawei — unknown to most US customers — has most major telecom operators as clients of their networking equipment. But the Chinese company also has its hands in the consumer smartphone market and while China’s smartphone market is slowing, Huawei is growing in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. In the second quarter of this year, Huawei became the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The company’s shipments were 95% greater than last year.

In an insightful interview with the Wall Street Journal, the head of Huawei’s consumer business group address why the company got into the consumer smartphone market and what their advantage is:

There are many other brands that are also providing very good products, and some are better-known brands than Huawei. But we are a telecom equipment supplier. We build communications networks around the world, both fixed broadband and mobile broadband networks. Because we have that technology, we can make our mobile devices work better when they connect to the networks. We think we can support the latest network technology better than other handset makers. This is the value we can bring.

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Sprint’s incoming CEO proved himself with Brightstar

Marcelo-claureBrightstar doesn’t have any stores or branded products of its own but that never stopped them from racking up 200 mobile operators in 50 countries as clients. Brightstar “can take care of their phones and other devices all the way from the factory, to the warehouse, to the store shelf, to trade-in and recycling or resale,” said a recent piece in PC World. Marcelo Claure founded Brightstar in 1997. He’s now moving to the top position at Sprint.

Claure shaped the success of Brightstar by knowing the company had to get involved in the details of the carriers’ business. The company can handle all the non-core details for the carriers from insurance to complicated financing plans.

“[Claure] realized, right when the wireless industry was exploding, that a dedicated distribution company could provide [those services] more cheaply and efficiently—for him, profitably—than the carrier could do themselves,” said analyst Roger Entner of Recon Analytics.

With his background, Claure appears to be an excellent choice for Sprint who is focused on competing with rival T-Mobile instead of trying to purchase the fourth-place carrier.

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Sprint offers “carbon negative” iPhone accessories

pinkhoneycombSprintAirCarbonSprint has become the first carrier to begin offering “carbon negative” phone accessories. Starting with cases for the iPhone 5 and 5s, these accessories are made from waste greenhouse gases instead of petroleum.

According to greenbiz.com:

The main ingredient in the cases, AirCarbon, comes from startup Newlight Technologies, which calls its product carbon-negative, even after production and end of life are taken into account. The company uses carbon dioxide or methane from farms and landfills as well as from wastewater treatment and anaerobic digester plants. AirCarbon “can then be formed and molded into almost any given design,” it says.

Sprint has been focused on sustainability recently. The company overhauled its cell phone buyback and recycling program last year and has worked to develop ratings for more sustainable phones. Sprint’s director of corporate responsibility, Amy Hargroves explained the AirCarbon accessories and Sprint’s overall perspective:

“There isn’t one option that is going to change the world. Instead it takes a combination of efforts and innovations to collectively create change,” Hargroves said. “We like this option because it removes greenhouse gases from the air — the key contributor to global warming…We aren’t limiting ourselves to just this one technology solution, but see it as a potential game changer.”

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uBeam promises wireless charging

uBeam

uBeam recently announced they have a fully functional prototype of their wireless cellular phone charger ready to build for consumers. uBeam’s approach is unique in that is converts electricity to sound and sends that signal over the air via ultrasound. The inventor Meredith Perry spoke with the New York Times about the difference this makes:

“This is the only wireless power system that allows you to be on your phone and moving around a room freely while you’re device is charging,” Ms. Perry said in an interview. “It allows for a Wi-Fi-like experience of charging; with everything else you have to be in close range of a transmitter.”

uBeam charging stations will be thin enough to be tacked to walls like wallpaper. Though external receivers will be available, uBeam promises to change the way phones are designed.

“If wireless power is everywhere, then the size of your battery can shrink because it’s always charging.” Ms. Perry said. “You’ll never need a cord again, and you won’t need international charging adapters.”

uBeam products will be available in two years.

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Fitbit becomes the first activity tracker on Windows Phone 8

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The standard rollout for internet devices has become: launch iOS version and launch Android 6 months later. Windows Phone apps are often not considered until much later.

Fitbit is breaking with that pattern by launching a Windows Phone 8.1 version of their app will the full feature set of the iOS and Android version. Gigaom reports on the reasons for this move:

When a startup gets bigger it starts looking into expanding its potential market. At that point Windows start making more sense, especially if you’re eyeballing Europe where WP8 penetration is higher thanks to Nokia’s former presence.

Becoming the only activity tracker for Windows devices is certainly an added incentive. As the market for those devices becomes more crowded, comapnies will look for any way to distinguish themselves.

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Rainforest Connection uses recycled smartphones to stop illegal logging

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According to the World Wildlife Fund, about 17% of greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation. Furthermore, a study by Interpol revealed that between 50% to 90% of logging is illegal. Rainforest Connection has created a unique approach to combating this problem. Recycled smartphones, powered by solar panels and resting high in trees, listen for the sounds of logging and then report the location to rangers patrolling the forests.

Topher White, co-founder of Rainforest Connection, explained their operations to TechRepublic recently:

“We wanted to avoid building new things and focus on things that already work [and] focus on things that can scale,” White said.

The first tests have only used Android phones (some that are up to five years old) but White said they plan to use others in the near future. Through the Rainforest Connection website, people can find out how to send in their old smartphones. The team will retrofit it and use it for the cause.

Re-using smartphones was an easy decision since so many are available to be repurposed:

More than 150 million [smartphones] are thrown away in the US each year, destined to pile up in landfills around the world, leaking toxins and polluting the environment. Most of these rainforests, no matter how remote they may be, have phone service — or at least, enough to send data into the cloud and to the village nearby. And mobile technology as a whole is very robust and durable, so it offers a reliable solution for this problem.

Rainforest Connection’s initial project was crowdfunded through a Kickstarter campaign. Along with rethinking how we repurpose technology, the group is reshaping how individuals can impact global environmental issues.

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