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EVENT: Joining this year's HANDY Tech 2008 Event in Tel Aviv as Speaker
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 29.03.08 - 17:50:30 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 13238x
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If you live in Israel, I'm sure you know HANDY (which is - funny enough - the German word for "Mobile Phone") and I'm sure you are a daily reader of, which is maintained by my fellow MVP and friend Helio Diamant. If you don't live in Israel, I'm sure you will have the same problem's to read Helio's website since it's in Hebrew and you might have never heard of HANDY but if you think about the Israeli version of Expansys/MobilePlanet but with a store, you know what HANDY's business is. They are *the* mobile devices and gadgets retailer in Israel as well as HANDY is manufacturing and producing PDA, smartphone & Apple accessories under the HANDY Pro brand for some time now (which is even available internationally). Some years ago, HANDY and joined forces by organizing a yearly tech event in Tel Aviv called "HANDY Tech".

HANDY has been established in 2001 and has organized in 2002 the first Windows Mobile event and brought to Israel no other than my buddy and former MVP Dale Coffing (you remember his website?), one of the Pocket PC Guru of those days. At the time, the event brought around 100 people to the store.
Well, following the good tradition to invite passionate geeks to HANDY Tech, I'm proud that HANDY and thankfully invited me this year, which means I'm flying to Tel Aviv next Sunday to present my mobile views on HANDY Tech 2008!

Through the years, HANDY organized a series of events, coming to a climax last year, with a public of 1,500 people in the most busy shopping center of Tel Aviv. This year, the target is to reach at least 2,000 people and the event will be composed of an exposition including mostly all the main importers of mobile devices (Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, you name it) and gadgets which are active in Israel as well as an evening of presentations, launches and prizes.

Sure, thanks to Helio, I heard about the event before but watch this video from last year's HANDY Tech to know what I'm talking about:

If this year's event will be just half amazing as the last years were, I'm sure it will be an amazing "geek conference" again (hopefully I will understand some of the other presentations as well - surely I will present in English anyway ;-). For sure I will talk about Windows Mobile but also mobility and wireless data in general but also place shift.

According to Ira and Avishay, the main organizers of the whole thing, Israelis can expect some fantastic announcements too so I'm sure, if you live in Tel Aviv or around, it's worth to spend the day with us there. For sure, I will be on-site the whole day and if you join us, don't forget to say hello. I will be the guy with the grey the::unwired Polo shirt and some Windows Mobile devices in my hands. ;-)

Cheers ~ Arne

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