mobileRave Magazine and Events heat up Nigerian Mobile Space!

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Introducing the hottest thing in mobile technology in Nigeria in 2011 – mobileRave magazine and Events, launching end of January 2011 with a launch party.

hottestmobileRave magazine is initially a 12-page full-colour publication (bumped to 24 pages by the end of the year), in high quality gloss paper, and presenting consumer-targeted information on mobile devices and services in Nigeria.

The magazine has a quarterly cycle and will be circulated throughout the country via phone retail outlets, snail mail/courier and our mobileRave events planned to hold in major towns and cities across the country from this month. Going by the distribution channels that we have put in place, we have a conservative projection of 10,000 copies per edition. Of course, we expect the magazine to do much better than that in the currently empty mobile magazine market in Nigeria.

For those who prefer it, especially international subscribers, there is the option of subscribing to an electronic copy in PDF format. This will be sent out via email. Payment is via bank deposit and PayPal.

The mobileRave events are high-octane events where we showcase mobile devices and services, provide configuration and troubleshooting services to consumers in an atmosphere of music and entertainment. We have musicians billed to perform at such events. Our goal is public enlightenment in a relaxed environment. On our road map are locations in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Ibadan and others.

Showcasing Mobile; Demonstrating Opportunities

Mobility Nigeria will also be using this new initiative to demonstrate the capabilities of modern smart mobile devices. As such, all pictures and videos recorded at these events will be done 100% with mobile phones. Those media files will, of course, be published here on the site and in subsequent editions of the magazine as part of our reports.

So hot, we are almost burning up with excitement

We are excited about this and can’t wait for the first edition of mobileRave magazine and the launch party. We hope you are as excited as we are.

Let me mention here quickly that subscription to the mobileRave magazine is already open and you can subscribe right now from our site. Let me also mention that there are a couple of goodies that come with subscribing to mobileRave magazine.

One, your subscription now is automatically your entry to a raffle draw to win a mobile phone at our upcoming mobileRave launch event. So, being an early-bird is a good thing here.

Two, subscription also means automatic membership of the mobileRave club, a replacement of our Phone instalment Club, which allows you to be able to buy phones from our phone store on installment. We have scrapped all those tough requirements of the old club.

Are these exciting times or what? Subscribe for your year’s copies of mobileRave magazine now. Subscription to a year’s supply (4 editions) costs N3,000 only. The electronic version costs N2,000 or $15 per annum only.

We’ve bottled it up long enough. Enough! I say……. In fact I don’t know what to say. What do you say?

22 comments

  1. Congrats and welcome to the Media world. Together with two other companies, we are incorporating Semiconductor Industry Association of Nigeria (SIAN) with CAC as agency to drive creative aspects of semiconductors, microelectronics and mobility computing. We challenge you to write creative engineering concepts over mere reporting of products. Use that to educate and get pros to share practical things.

  2. Besides, add Mobility Computing education. Educate people and teach. Fasmicro and Microscale will be presenting a paper in ICT4Africa on how to use mobility computing to manage healthcare delivery using Ovim tablet in Nigeria. We also have heart monitory device for heart patients through smarthphone and Ovim tablet. We will gladly share the design of these devices and get Nigerians to read the design aspect of products, over consumption.

    Let this magazine go beyond reporting on what happens in California and educate people on how to setup Android SDK, eclipse, etc and write programs. Let it help people understand what goes on to interface uP in iPhone, let it be creative and useful to make things and not inspire consumerism.

    Thank you.
    Fasmicro.com

    1. Fasmicro Team,

      We challenge you to write creative engineering concepts over mere reporting of products. Use that to educate and get pros to share practical things.

      mobileRave is a brand targeting consumers. As such, creative engineering concepts will be like a sore thumb here. Note also that Mobility Nigeria does not do mere reporting of products, as you said. We teach, we create, we give tips, we educate the general public . The magazine and events are an extension of what we are already doing and are very much acclaimed for.

      Let this magazine go beyond reporting on what happens in California and educate people on how to setup Android SDK, eclipse, etc and write programs. Let it help people understand what goes on to interface uP in iPhone, let it be creative and useful to make things and not inspire consumerism.

      This is amusing, really. Since when did we start reporting what happens in California as an integral part of our operations? The majority of what is published here are not even reports, but reviews of devices and services that people use here in Nigeria. Please check your facts.

      It sounds like you are looking to have us throw away our focus and vision and adopt yours in its place 🙂

      Mobility Nigeria is not targeted at developers and engineers (the technical end), but at the user end of the market. We hope that you can appreciate that. There are lots of institutions and publications that already exist for that purpose.

      The consumer end – how end-users can make the best of available mobile technology – is our focus. Cheers.

  3. Nice move. To say i am excited is an understatement. I can’t wait to get my hands on the first publication.

    By the way, i just discovered that your order page is not functioning well yet. I filled in the form, hit the submit button and ….nothing happened. Why keping us in suspense.

    Also, your phone number field can only accommodate ten digits. We use eleven digit numbers here in nigeria i think.

    Correct these issues and let us subscibe. Thanks

  4. Oh Mobility Nigeria, there was no implied reference to Mobility Nigeria. We are basically discussing the new magazine and offering insights. We do not imply MN is reporting consumerism. Please do not get us wrong, we have read great posts on this platform and we do not imply whatsoever on MN in the comment. We were merely offering direction that this newspaper will not be like some newspaper technology pages. With information I have, Mobility Nigeria is not a newspaper and not distributed as this new one plans to be.

    Absolutely, Yomi, we will vote for you as Minister of Mobile Communication any day. We check your blogs many times in a day and you must be doing something positive for us to keep coming. Please do not change this blog.

    But we suggest, you can use some of the insights we offered for the print one. Hope we are clear now. Thanks

  5. Deoladoctor,

    Odd, but I just successfully submitted both the mobileRave subscription form and the phone store orer form.

    We have been receiving submissions from both forms too.

    On both forms, the phone number fields allowed full 11 digit numbers every single time I tested them.

    What browsers were you using when you tried to submit the forms?

  6. @Yomi

    I initially used the native browser on Samsung Wave and later used internet explorer 8 on windows 7 laptop. Both gave me the same result.

    I’ll try other browsers and let you know the outcome.

  7. @Yomi

    I just completed and submitted the form now using my blackberry browser. Everything went well except for the phone number field which still allows only ten digits causing me to leave out the last digit of my phone number.

  8. There is no mention of the subscription cost or may be I just did not see it, will there be a electronic version that can be subscribed to, for folks outside of Nigeria. Thanks

  9. Quam, I have updated the original post with the information you requested.

    Yes; electronic version is available. Subscription – N3,000 (print) and N2,000 for electronic version. Paypal payment is available.

  10. Yomi,

    I know Paypal is yet to be in Nigeria yet but that haven’t stopped some of us in obtaining one!

    So, What about those of us that have Paypal in Nigeria. Could we pay via paypal? That will be very convenient for me!

  11. By the way, i just discovered that your order page is not functioning well yet. I filled in the form, hit the submit button and ….nothing happened. Why keping us in suspense.

    Also, your phone number field can only accommodate ten digits. We use eleven digit numbers here in nigeria i think.

    deoladoctor,

    Those issues occured on certain browsers, but they are resolved now. If anyone runs into any further issue, please post here so I can take a look.

  12. Yomi, I had similar problems. The phone field only has 10 character and thus took the liberty of removing the first 0 of my phone number.

    Secondly, there us no option to buy the print copy with paypal if you live in Nigeria.

    Also, for those that will need bot digital and print copy at the same time, there should be some discount to get the two!

    1. Afewgoodmen,

      That 10-digit issue has been rectified.

      The option to buy the print copy via Paypal is now available too.

      Unfortunately, we are unable to implement a discount for dual-subscriptions at this time, but we will review the idea as things move.

  13. Hello guys,

    Here is saying thank you to all who have already subscribed to the mobileRave Magazine. We have received your subscriptions.

    Please keep them coming.

  14. Yes; indeed. The subscriptions are coming.

    This is also to mention that our Guide to Mobile Internet Usage in Nigeria will now be incorporated into mobileRave. Thanks for your support, guys.

  15. Hey Guys (their could be a lady here too any way),

    This is getting spicier! Wooop! Wooop! C’mon let’s jam our hands together for ourself. We are about to create one of the greatest force that would empower Nigerian’s in anything Mobile and we are doing it together.

    MobilityNigeria never hyped, when it promises, it delivers. Why not put in a word and mention to a friend to check out MobilityNigeria. The goodies aren’t coming out of the bag yet, you ain’t seen the tip of the iceberg at all. Just waiy, we’ll blow you away.

    Thanks guys (and mayBe Babes)

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