Meet the new Coolpad and Introducing Dyno Smartwatch

Meet the new Coolpad:
Company Launches Complete Transformation
to Become the Go-To Source for Technology That Puts Families First

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.

Introducing Dyno Smartwatch, the First 4G LTE Wearable Made for Kids, with Industry-Leading Security for Parents

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.

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