Samsung’s got Soul

February 14, 2008

When they’re not busy making impressive S60 phones the Samsung folks like to throw a big party. And boy, do they know how to do that! Last night some of the Symbian crew including myself had the pleasure of attending their Samsung “Soul party” in the Opium Mar club.

Opium Mar is a huge night club that is located right on one of Barcelona’s beaches (palm trees and all). They were serving some lovely Paella complete with proper, king-sized prawns. There was a also free bar serving anything you asked for.

View of the beach from Opium Mar

The entertainment started with some live acts…

Live singing and dancing at the Samsung party

…which eventually gave way to a DJ flanked by two percussionists who played a wide variety of music until late into the night. The crowd was always heaving and us Symbianites were up there with the best of ’em dancing away on the stage. Here’s a little panoramic view of the dance floor I recorded on my phone.

We all had a fantastic night there, so a very big 감사합니다 to Samsung!! ^_^


Yesterday’s news

February 12, 2008

Sorry for not posting anything yesterday. The app I was going to use on my phone had trouble connecting and the WiFi connection in my hotel room wasn’t working either. *grumble*

Yesterday was a blast! I spent most of the day on the Symbian stand showing off one of our two ScreenPlay demos (I’ll cover it in more detail in a later post). Lots of people came by and seemed to be interested (though I suspect some were just after the coffee!). There were a few bloggers stopping by too – one was from the Mobile Game Developer Magazine which looks like an interesting site for… well… mobile game developers. We also had Norman from Symbian World stop by – another interesting blog worth checking out! I wonder if the AAS boys or some of the blogs.S60.com folk will stop by too – come on guys, you know you want to!

Pretty coffee

In the evening there was the Symbian party which was excellent. There was plenty of food and drink and music by the Pinker Tones. I would say it was kind of funky electro music, but I’m not too good with the old music genres, so why not judge for yourself? In any case it was a lot of fun and we were dancing away (especially William 😉 ) into the wee hours of the morning.

The Pinker Tones

Right, best be off to the show now.