HELSINKI, Jan. 24, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Jeb Corliss to test ADAIA smartphone on special projects in 2013
Mobile company ADAIA is announcing a partnership today with world-famous BASE jumper and
wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss. US athlete Jeb will put the rugged and
virtually indestructible ADAIA smartphone through its paces as he
ventures to the far corners of the globe on a series of events in 2013
- diving in Palau, jumping in Asia and Europe and while developing a
large-scale project in the Nevada Desert. The secure Android smartphone
is ideal for adventurers, outdoors and sports enthusiasts, as it is
capable of working in any environment and over an expansive reach
across the globe.
The Android handset is designed for outdoors sports activities including
trekking, sailing, climbing, skiing, biking, snowboarding, paragliding,
enduro motorcycling and kayaking. The smartphone will have satellite
functionality where no terrestrial network is available, including a
GPS search and rescue service that can call for emergency assistance.
Security features are built in to the handset to provide enhanced
spy-proof and hack-proof privacy.
"The ADAIA smartphone will be super valuable in far-flung corners of the
world for the abilities to stay in touch and communicate through social
platforms but also for safety reasons. It could be the difference
between living and dying in a remote location." Jeb Corliss said. He
continued, "For someone like me, when this technology exists it won't
be a question of if I would want one, but when will it be available as
it is an absolute necessity for people who do similar things to me."
ADAIA CEO and co-founder Heikki Sarajärvi commented, "When I destroyed
my fourth smartphone last year while sailing, I knew there was a need
for a durable smartphone capable of weathering the toughest
environments. Bringing Jeb's talent onto the team to put our handset
through its paces is vital to our business, as we get closer to
bringing it to market. Jeb will demonstrate the importance and
usability of features including military grade security, a top of the
range navigation tracking system and an extended battery."
ADAIA is bringing a group of the world's leading international explorers
and adventure athletes on board to join forces with the company and
contribute to research, development and testing of the handset on
upcoming expeditions. Kevin Vallely, Guinness World Record holder and one of Canada's leading adventurers,
will take the phone on an 1,800 mile rowing trip through the Arctic's
Northwest Passage this summer. These athletes will test the ADAIA
smartphone in the harsh conditions they regularly battle outdoors
including high impact, extreme cold and heat, and water.
As part of the partnership, Jeb will join the judging panel of ADAIA's
Daring Dozen Competition. The Daring Dozen is a talent search seeking
12 real-life outdoor adventurists who can win their dream challenges
and help road test prototype phones in locations across the globe. More
information about the hunt for the Daring Dozen is here: http://a.pgtb.me/wt0sBF
ADAIA, makers of the world's first Adventure Smartphone, was born when a
group of former Nokia colleagues and mobile industry pioneers came
together to realize a vision for a new form of mobile communication.
Athletes of all types - hikers, trekkers, skiers, sailors, divers,
paragliders, bikers, skateboarders, enduro motorcyclers and extreme
sports enthusiasts - who need a durable phone tough enough to
withstand water, high impact, and the harshest weather conditions will
soon have a secure Android smartphone that is stylish and virtually
indestructible. Funded by private equity investors, ADAIA is
headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with offices in Los Angeles,
Vancouver, London and Dubai.
About Jeb Corliss
Hailing from Marina Del Rey, California, Jeb Corliss is one of the
world's best-known BASE jumpers and wingsuit pilots. BASE stands for
Building, Antenna, Span (bridges) and Earth (cliffs) - from which
jumpers leap with a parachute. Wingsuits pilots wear a special jumpsuit
to increase the surface area of the human body for lift for flight and
currently land with parachutes. In 14 years, Corliss has made thousands
of jumps, from the likes of the Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Angel
Falls in Venezuela, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and
into a half-mile deep cave in China. Jeb's life was the subject of a
documentary film, Fearless, and he's been featured in profiles and on
TV including 60 Minutes in Australia, ESPN's E:60, Today, The Colbert
Report, Good Morning America, and Conan to name a few.