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Samsung Z running Tizen OS fails to enter Russian Market hints at Caribbean and Latin American Launch
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Samsung Z running Tizen OS fails to enter Russian Market hints at Caribbean and Latin American Launch

Samsung just can’t seem to get a break. The Samsung Z9000 ZEQ, more popularly known as the Samsung Z smartphone, failed to Launch in Russia this week of Sunday July 6th 2014. No reasons have been forthcoming, but based on the fact that this smartphone's running Tizen OS, it's not hard to guess the problem: lack of faith by Russian Carriers in the new and as-yet untried Tizen OS. This was most likely the same reason the Samsung Z failed to launch in Japan on NTT DoCoMo Network in January 2014, as the operators of that Network feared it wouldn’t' do well against Google Android based smartphones. Not familiar with the Samsung Z? It made its debut at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in 2013 as I'd explained in my article “Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announces Huawei Asce...
Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America
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Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America

Netflix is reporting through their official blog that they plan to start offering their streaming service in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. The blog post doesn't go into detail about the individual counties only stating that they will expand into 43 countries in the region. I take heart in the fact that Latin America and the Caribbean were separated as too often smaller English speaking counties like Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados were labeled as Latin America incorrectly with services only provided in Spanish and Portuguese. Caribbean Tech Explosion Internet access and speeds have exploded in the Caribbean in recent years as well as tech-related consumer products such as smart-phones, HD TVs and Video Game consoles. It would be interesting to follow the deployment of...
Digicel buys Claro Jamaica – an overview of their war for Jamaica and Latin America
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Digicel buys Claro Jamaica – an overview of their war for Jamaica and Latin America

The Jamaican telecoms market has been the most dynamic of the lot in the Caribbean over the last few years, a position accomplished mostly by the bitter rivalry between the long standing Digicel Jamaica and the newcommer Claro Jamaica. The rivalry actually dates back to 2007 when Digicel entered Claro's backyard of Central America and within a year took El Salvador and Honduras, a move that angered Claro. The capture of both these strategic countries were more of a political problem for Claro than it was an economic one; it did not hurt Claro's pocket but it put them in a situation where they were left with their northern flanks exposed, the flanks that constituted its largest territory and money earner: Mexico. Claro had to do something, they had to not look weak, they had to launch a cou...