Samsung Selects WeatherBug for Worldwide Launch of a Pre-Installed Weather Widget
San Diego, CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment® 2009 — WeatherBug®, the leading provider of live, local weather information and services, announced today that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung), a leading mobile phone provider, has selected WeatherBug as a weather source for their new widget platform. The new pre-installed WeatherBug widget will initially be available on the Samsung Omnia(TM) II, which will be available with Verizon Wireless in the coming months.
"We are very pleased to be working with WeatherBug on the development and worldwide launch of our mobile widget platform," said Kenny Lee, Vice President, Media Solutions Center at Samsung Electronics. "Given the popularity of weather information on mobile devices, we see this as a great opportunity to provide our customers with relevant information that can help enhance their daily lives and protect them from severe weather events."
With the new WeatherBug widget, Samsung mobile users will be able to easily access current weather information from an icon on the Home screen of their mobile device. When clicked, the icon will lead to the WeatherBug ad-supported mobile Web site that includes live, local weather information for more than 45,000 locations worldwide. Detailed views of the seven day forecast, radar and satellite imagery, and camera images from the WeatherBug proprietary weather network are also available on the mobile Web site.
"We are thrilled to provide our live, local weather content to Samsung, a worldwide leader in mobile handsets. This is a great opportunity to bring the benefits of our weather network and unique content to millions of users around the globe," said Chris Brozenick, Vice President and General Manager of Mobile for WeatherBug.
About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
WeatherBug (http://www.weatherbug.com and http://www.weatherbugprofessional.com) precisely monitors, organizes and disseminates global weather information. As a trusted source for live, local dynamic data, WeatherBug empowers society with weather intelligence for making more informed decisions. Millions of consumers and professional organizations, including the National Weather Service, rely on WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com)
Editors Note: This announcement was issued at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment® 2009 show held October 6 – 9 at the San Diego Convention Center; San Diego, CA. The latest mobile applications and products from WeatherBug can be viewed in booth #735.