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Available now on T-Mobile and Sprint, Coolpad Snap delivers a simple, easy-to-use communication experience

Dallas, TX, March. 8, 2019 – Global consumer electronics company Coolpad, today announced the release of Coolpad Snap, a reliable flip phone that is available for purchase on T-Mobile and Sprint.

“While many of us are attached to our smartphones, there is a notable and growing group of people of all ages that prefer the simple functionality of a phone focused on the basics. Coolpad Snap is for those who want to harness the fundamentals from their device without the incessant pressure to stay connected 24/7,” said John Choi, Chief Product Officer at Coolpad Americas. “As we continue to build the best technology for families, Coolpad is excited to bring this important device to market.”

Offering a straightforward way to stay in touch with friends and family, the Coolpad Snap features:

  • The Basics and More – A simple communication experience with everything needed to call, text, take photos, set calendar appointments and reminders, as well as dual microphones for enhanced audio quality.
  • 4G LTE CoverageStay connected with broad network coverage including 600 MHz (Band 71) capabilities, ensuring crystal-clear service throughout the country.
  • Intuitive Navigation – A bright screen and a large keypad, with dedicated camera and shortcut keys.
  • Convenient Design – The flip design protects against accidental calls and keypad button presses.

Coolpad Snap is powered by a 1.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor, with 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM, for a consistent user experience. A 2-megapixel camera offers the opportunity to capture photos anywhere, and in addition to a 2.8-inch QVGA display, Snap offers an external LCD to easily view incoming messages and alerts.

Starting today, T-Mobile and Sprint customers can purchase the Coolpad Snap online at www.t-mobile.com and www.sprint.com, or at T-Mobile and Sprint retail stores.

About Coolpad

Coolpad Americas is a top consumer electronics company that has built strategic partnerships with key wireless carriers and retailers. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas and operating in the U.S. market since 2012, Coolpad has embarked on a bold mission to become the number one provider of family technology. Coolpad develops world-class consumer electronics that are inspired by innovation, purpose, and family. To learn more about Coolpad, please visit www.coolpad.us.

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Under new President and CEO Casey Ryan, Coolpad transforms executive team, company culture, and product strategy to accelerate global expansion and growth

Dallas, TX, Jan. 7, 2019 – Global consumer electronics company Coolpad announced a bold new goal of becoming the world’s leading family technology provider by 2021. To accomplish this, President and CEO Casey Ryan, who joined the company in March, initiated a comprehensive transformation — including a new leadership team with executives from tier one companies, a massive change in the company’s culture, and a renewed product strategy focused on a wider range of devices to keep the entire family connected.

“In 2018, we put priority on listening to both our consumers and to the market. What we heard was clear fatigue with overpriced devices as well as a hunger for families to stay connected in a more seamless and secure way,” said Casey Ryan, President and CEO, Coolpad Americas. “To solve that need, Coolpad is embracing a new mission to become the leading provider of technology made with family in mind. As a father of five and part of this new family of accomplished leaders, I believe this focus positions Coolpad to further expand our business and address this untapped area of the market.”


A Brand New Coolpad Executive Leadership Team

Coolpad has hired leading executives from marquee companies in the telecommunications industry. With expertise in IoT, AI, mobile broadband, wearables, and application infrastructure, they have launched iconic flagship product lines and bring significant experience in the U.S. market to Coolpad:

  • Glenn Krupa as Chief Operations Officer – Hailing from the likes of Samsung and Qualcomm, Krupa has international experience driving profitability in the telecommunications industry
  • John Choi as Chief Product Officer – Choi is a recognized leader in smartphones, wearables, IoT, and connected spaces, and has led successful collaborations with design, engineering, and manufacturing teams to drive products from concept to launch
  • Steve Cistulli as Chief Technology Officer – With more than 25 years of experience within the technology and telecom sectors, Cistulli has held positions with multiple Fortune 500 companies
  • Virginia Strickland as Chief Marketing Officer – Strickland has extensive background in marketing strategy, brand development, global product launches, and go-to-market strategy with leading consumer electronics brands including Alcatel and Apple


A Family-Focused Product Development Approach

Coolpad is also making significant investments in future technology while re-engineering their product development cycle to focus solely on devices that help connect families. This means the company will expand beyond its core smartphone portfolio to pursue untapped opportunities in areas such as IoT, kids technology, and other connected devices.

To accomplish this, Coolpad is working with a range of carrier and retail partners, as well as best-in-class organizations including FiLIP, Airfi Networks, and IOActive, to ensure kid-friendly design and parent-approved security measures are built-in from the start. Dyno Smartwatch is an example of this new strategy at work, specifically designed to connect parents with their children while being secure and simple to use. The colorful Dyno Smartwatch offers LTE connectivity, an intuitive user interface, an SOS button for emergencies, and kid-proof protection against dust and water.


A Centralized Global Strategy in the U.S.

As part of this transformation, Coolpad will begin to lead global company strategies out of its U.S. headquarters. In the coming weeks, Coolpad will relocate its U.S. headquarters from San Diego to the Dallas area to position the company closer to key partners, while offering a more balanced quality of life for its employees. In tandem, Ryan is also implementing a culture shift internally that promotes transparency, invites collaboration, and includes a U.S.-based team of the industry’s best consumer electronics experts. These changes are reflected in the design of the new office space, along with improved benefits such as Unlimited PTO for a more family-friendly work environment.

“We want to be known for making products that are purposeful and high quality, and that expand across multiple device categories to keep the entire family connected and secure. We know this focus needs to extend to our Coolpad family as well, so we’re making sweeping changes to build a more open, meaningful, and balanced workplace,” continued Ryan.


About Coolpad

Coolpad Americas is a top consumer electronics company that has built strategic partnerships with key wireless carriers and retailers. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas and operating in the U.S. market since 2012, Coolpad has embarked on a bold mission to become the number one provider of family technology. Coolpad develops world-class consumer electronics that are inspired by innovation, purpose, and family. To learn more about Coolpad, please visit www.coolpad.us.

Available to order on January 28, Dyno Smartwatch is the first playful smartwatch for kids, and is backed by security experts for peace of mind

LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan. 7, 2019 Coolpad Americas, a leading mobile technology brand, today announced the availability of Coolpad Dyno Smartwatch, specifically designed to connect parents to children while being secure, sturdy and simple to use. The colorful Dyno — the first in a series of family-oriented connected products to come from Coolpad — offers 4G LTE connectivity, an intuitive user interface, an SOS button for quickly contacting parents, and kid-proof protection against dust and water. Paired with an easy-to-use companion app, the smartwatch allows parents to quickly locate their children, set “safe zones” with virtual perimeter alerts, and communicate via voice and text messages.

Dyno Smartwatch will be available for purchase on January 28 for $149 at www.dynokids.com. Orders will begin shipping by the beginning of February, and additional retail partners will be announced at a later date.

“Children’s safety is a central concern for parents today, and smart, safe wearable technology has the potential to provide the ultimate peace of mind by connecting parents and kids together,” said Casey Ryan, CEO, Coolpad Americas.The Dyno Smartwatch is the first of many smart devices that Coolpad will be releasing to provide purposeful technology that the whole family can benefit from. As a father myself, I am energized by our mission to solve this key need for families.”


A Smartwatch for Kids

With interchangeable royal blue and baby pink watch bands included in the box, Dyno Smartwatch provides a friendly, animated interface with simple navigation that puts all functionality just a swipe or tap away. The watch is built to accompany fun activities with a kid-proof IP65 rating, which ensures dust resistance and protection from accidental spills and splashes.


Designed with Safety as a Priority

Coolpad designed the Dyno Smartwatch with security at the forefront. The wearable is backed by FiLIP, an enterprise-class secure back-end platform and application developer of wireless communications software.  Both the device and the platform are Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliant. Coolpad has also partnered with several security organizations including IOActive, with deep capabilities and proven expertise in product security testing, to test our products for weaknesses that could impact our customers.

Additionally, Dyno includes a dedicated SOS button, which allows children to contact one of their pre-approved contacts immediately.


Easy Communication and Location Updates

The Dyno companion application is Android and iOS capable, and enables parents to effortlessly manage one or more smartwatches from a single dashboard. This includes voice and text message communication, setting and tracking safety zones, and choosing approved contacts that can connect with their children via the device. Coolpad has partnered with Airfi Networks to connect Dyno Smartwatch to nationwide 4G LTE coverage in the U.S. and Canada through its Catalyst IoT platform.

Dyno Smartwatch is based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 platform, a smaller, more efficient processor that provides increased performance while enabling longer battery life. The smartwatch offers a 605 mAh battery that provides up to two and a half days of use.

For more information on Dyno Smartwatch, please visit www.dynokids.com.


About Coolpad

Coolpad Americas is a top consumer electronics company that has built strategic partnerships with key wireless carriers and retailers. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas and operating in the U.S. market since 2012, Coolpad has embarked on a bold mission to become the number one provider of family technology. Coolpad develops world-class consumer electronics that are inspired by innovation, purpose, and family. To learn more about Coolpad, please visit www.coolpad.us.

Coolpad Group (HKG: 2369) today announces the appointment of Nancy Zhang as its first Global Chief Intellectual Property Officer. Previously Minister of Intellectual Property of Coolpad Group, Zhang will take up a global role to support Coolpad’s drive to increase innovation in mobile technologies, and defend patents from infringements. Based in Coolpad’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, China, Zhang will also spend more time in Coolpad’s U.S. offices as Coolpad increases its investment in the U.S with new offices and R&D teams.

“Our early investment in IP has led us to own over 10,000 patents already. As we continue to invest in innovation, including setting up a dedicated R&D center for artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, we’re going to continue to secure more patents for our groundbreaking technologies,” said Mr. Jiang Chao, CEO of Coolpad Group. “But, with innovation comes more opportunities for other companies to take advantage of our inventions for their own use. The appointment of Nancy Zhang as our first Global Chief Intellectual Property Officer indicates how seriously we take defending our innovations.”

“Coolpad has always heavily invested in new technologies, and I’m particularly excited about the developments that we have and will make in 5G and artificial intelligence,” said Zhang. “As we continue to invest in R&D and new innovation, my role will be to ensure that we not only secure the necessary recognition of our technologies but also vigorously defend any infringement to our patents not only in our domestic markets, but also in the U.S. and all other countries that we operate in.”

Coolpad has invested heavily in innovation and its own intellectual property. To date, Coolpad has been awarded over 10,000 patents in the mobile handset space. Zhang has been in charge of setting up Coolpad’s intellectual property team, which has doubled in size in the past few years including the hiring of team members outside of China to increase the number of patent applications and awards in the U.S. and other countries. Under Zhang’s direction, in 2015 Coolpad became the only enterprise in Shenzhen, China to be awarded a national intellectual property certification, The State Patent Award, which is the highest government Patent Award and the only government award recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”). Coolpad has actually received this Award seven times, with two focused on Coolpad’s work in 5G.

5G technologies has been a priority for innovation and Coolpad has more than 800 patents submitted, with more than 300 authorized, while the company has been heavily involved in setting 5G standards with other industry leaders. Zhang will continue to lead Coolpad’s 5G Standard Patent Portfolio and work with Coolpad partners like Qualcomm and Ericsson to manage licensing of their patents for Coolpad technologies. Coolpad is a leading member of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) setting up the 5G standard and has contributed over 800 patents around 5G technology to the 3GPP. Coolpad is also one of the 5G technology leaders working on China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s National Science and Technology Major project to boost the development of the 5G industry.

Zhang holds a Master of Engineering after graduating from South China University of Technology and maintains a patent attorney license. With ten years of corporate management experience in intellectual property management, Zhang is also Vice President of China Patent Protection Association, Vice President of Shenzhen Patent Association and Vice President of Shenzhen Copyright Association.

For more information or interview with Coolpad executives, please contact:
Maya Nimnicht
coolpadus@hotwireglobal.com

About Coolpad Group
Coolpad is one of the top global mobile device brands focused on bringing affordable, reliable products with the best user experience to global consumers. We have been operating globally since 1993 and expanded into the U.S. market, headquartered in San Diego, California, in 2012 with strong product quality and clear value proposition. We believe that a consumer should never have to choose between quality and affordability, and pride ourselves on the ability to provide cost-efficient, powerful, and reliable mobile devices. We strive to bring a smart mobile ecosystem backed by artificial intelligence with value-packed technology in new categories, including wearables, IoT, AI, and accessories.

Coolpad Accelerates Wearables Market Growth with an Expanded Global Product Portfolio on Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear Platforms

 

Coolpad announces launch of products across a breadth of wearable segments including 4G LTE smartwatches for children and 4G LTE smart trackers using Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear platforms

February 21, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coolpad Group, a leading global smartphone technology brand, today announced a global wearable product portfolio based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear platforms. The portfolio is focused on products that are tailored to meet the specific power, connectivity and location requirements of emerging wearable sub-segments, including smartwatches for kids, and smart trackers for pets, the elderly, and valuable assets.

“The kid watch segment was first established in China, and is amid a transition from 2G/3G to 4G”

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Coolpad will be one of the first to deploy a 4G LTE connected kids smartwatch in the U.S. in 2018, based on Qualcomm’s Technologies’ Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform. The device is designed to appeal to young children and acts as a phone, a watch, a GPS device, an activity tracker, and a learning platform.

“The kid watch segment was first established in China, and is amid a transition from 2G/3G to 4G,” said Pankaj Kedia, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are delighted to be working with Coolpad to accelerate this trend globally with an innovative line of products. Utilizing the highly integrated Snapdragon Wear platforms, Coolpad is leveraging its advantages in low power, small size, 4G connectivity and robust location services to bring smartwatches and smart trackers to kids, the elderly, pets, and families.”

Coolpad is utilizing the Snapdragon Wear 2100 and 1100 platforms in its range of products. The Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform is built to meet the needs of the emerging 4G kid watch segment. It is engineered to support 4G multi-mode with bi-directional calling and delivers indoor and outdoor positioning through a combination of Wi-Fi®, GPS and 4G location triangulation techniques. The platform also features Qualcomm® Processor Security, which is the hardware and software security foundation for billions of IoT devices deployed around the world.

The Snapdragon Wear 1100 platform is designed for the smart tracking segment, including pets, the elderly, and valuable asset tracking. This platform incorporates Qualcomm Technologies’ multi-mode 4G LTE modem, integrated location for indoor and outdoor positioning, hardware-based security for greater protection, and ultra-low power for long battery life.

Brandy Kang, Executive Vice President of Coolpad Group, shared the strategy behind this portfolio expansion, “Coolpad is expanding its portfolio outside of smartphones and we are excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies on its flagship platforms, Snapdragon Wear 2100 and 1100, as we expand our wearables offerings to encompass kid, pet, elderly, and valuable asset trackers, and emergency response devices globally. We listen to the customer needs and continuously challenge ourselves to think as consumers do when it comes to product innovation. We are bringing this customer-centric approach to the wearables segment today in our quest to making quality and affordable products for U.S. consumers and families as well as the rest of the world.”

The kids watch segment is well established in China and has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years. Coolpad and Qualcomm Technologies have developed a strong relationship over the past few years with the launch of Coolpad’s smartphones and tablets based on Qualcomm Technologies’ platforms. With the expansion of the wearables business using Qualcomm Technologies’ solutions, Coolpad will grow its portfolio while continuing to bring quality and affordable products to the market globally.

Coolpad will attend Mobile World Congress 2018, February 26th – March 1st in Barcelona, Spain at the Yulong Technologies Suite meeting room on the Upper Walkway level in Hall 2.1, Zone C.

About Coolpad:

Coolpad is one of the top global mobile device brands focused on bringing affordable, reliable products with the best user experience to global consumers. We have been operating globally since 1993 and expanded into the U.S. market, headquartered in San Diego, California, in 2012 with strong product quality and clear value proposition. We believe that a consumer should never have to choose between quality and affordability, and pride ourselves on the ability to provide cost-efficient, powerful, and reliable mobile devices. We strive to bring a smart mobile ecosystem backed by artificial intelligence with value-packed technology in new categories, including wearables, IOT, AI, and accessories.

Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Snapdragon Wear are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear and Qualcomm Processor Security are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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