LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ROKiT, a revolutionary telecommunications company, today introduced its
line of five mobile handsets, including three smartphones, to market. At
an event hosted this morning in downtown Los Angeles, company founders
John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick announced that the handsets
would be officially available for purchase online across the U.S.
exclusively at ROKiT.com and Walmart.com starting today.
UNLIKE ANY OTHER PHONE BRAND, ROKIT IS SHAKING UP THE MOBILE LANDSCAPE
BY PAIRING ITS PHONES WITH VITAL LIFE SERVICES LIKE FAMILY TELEMEDICINE,
LEGAL COUNSEL, AND MORE. THE COLLECTION ALSO INCLUDES TWO SMARTPHONE
MODELS WITH THE BEST GLASSES-FREE 3D TECHNOLOGY ON THE MARKET AND A VAST
LIBRARY OF EXCLUSIVE 2D AND 3D LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATED CONTENT. THESE
UNRIVALED ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE PACKAGES COME PACKED INTO PREMIUM
MOBILE HANDSETS AVAILABLE AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF COMPETITORS.
“WE STARTED ROKIT WITH A MISSION TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH WELL-BEING AND
SECURITY, AND OFFER A REALISTIC ENTRY POINT TO TOP NOTCH TECHNOLOGY. IT
HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE TO SEE OUR VISION REALIZED AS PEOPLE REACT TO THE
PHONES,” SAID JOHN PAUL DEJORIA, CO-FOUNDER OF ROKIT. “NOT ONLY HAVE
THEY BEEN BLOWN AWAY BY THE GLASSES-FREE 3D EXPERIENCE ON THE
SMARTPHONES, BUT THEY CAN’T BELIEVE JUST HOW MUCH THEY’RE GETTING FOR
SUCH A REASONABLE PRICE. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO US TO BE THE FIRST PHONE ON
THE MARKET WITH SUCH AN EXTENSIVE LIFE SERVICE AND ENTERTAINMENT
OFFERING THAT WILL SURELY CHANGE LIVES.”
ROKIT SMARTPHONES OFFER ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH ITS ROK
ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORM, WHICH INCLUDES ACCESS TO SUBSCRIPTION-BASED
STREAMING TELEVISION, MUSIC, AND GAMES. TWO OF ROKIT’S SMARTPHONE
MODELS, THE ROKIT IO 3D AND IO PRO 3D, FEATURE STEREOSCOPIC SCREEN
TECHNOLOGY METICULOUSLY CRAFTED TO PROVIDE A CRISP, VIBRANT 3D IMAGE AND
ELIMINATE PREVIOUS BARRIERS TO 3D’S SUCCESS. TO ENSURE A SEAMLESS
EXPERIENCE FOR USERS, THE PHONES ALSO ENABLE ACCESS TO PREMIUM,
QUALITY-CONTROLLED 3D CONTENT AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON THROUGH THE
ROKFLIX 3D APP, AN EXPANSIVE CATALOGUE OF FEATURE FILMS AND CUSTOM
CONTENT CREATED BY ROKIT STUDIOS, THE COMPANY’S 3D AND ANIMATION STUDIO
ROKIT’S LIFE-CHANGING BUNDLES ARE ROOTED IN PROVIDING HEALTH AND
PROTECTION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. ROK LIFE SERVICES COME PRE-LOADED ON
SELECT MODELS IN ROKIT’S PHONE RANGE, KICKING OFF WITH A YEAR’S FREE
ACCESS TO 24/7 TELEMEDICINE AND DISCOUNTED PHARMACEUTICALS, WITH
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, FAMILY LEGAL SERVICES, AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH, BURIAL
AND CREMATION, AND IDENTITY THEFT INSURANCE AVAILABLE AT LOW-COST
“AT ROKIT WE LIKE TO SAY WE’RE A PEOPLE-FIRST COMPANY, BECAUSE JOHN PAUL
AND I FIRMLY BELIEVE IN BUILDING A BRAND THAT PRIORITIZES MAKING A
DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD OVER MERELY SELLING A PRODUCT,” SAID JONATHAN
KENDRICK, CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF ROKIT. “TODAY MARKS A MASSIVE
MILESTONE AS WE CONNECT PEOPLE WITH WHAT THEY NEED AND WHAT THEY LOVE BY
OFFICIALLY SELLING OUR PHONES GLOBALLY. WE HAVE LOTS MORE IN STORE AND
ARE EAGER TO CONTINUE THIS MOMENTUM FROM HERE.”
ALL FIVE SLEEK BLACK HANDSETS ARE UNLOCKED, EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST
ANDROID FEATURES AVAILABLE, AND INCLUDE DUAL SIM, WIFI CALLING,
WHATSAPP, FACEBOOK, BLUETOOTH, FM RADIO, AND MP3 AS STANDARD.
ROKIT’S FULL LINE OF FIVE MOBILE DEVICES INCLUDE:
- ROKiT One ($34.99) – Classic bar phone
- ROKiT F-One ($39.99) – Return of the flip phone
- ROKiT IO Light ($89.99) – Lightweight touchscreen smartphone
- ROKiT IO 3D ($199.99) – Mostly-loaded 3D smartphone
- ROKiT IO Pro 3D ($299.99) – Fully-loaded 3D smartphone
ROKIT PHONES ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN THE U.S. AT ROKIT.COM AND
WALMART.COM AND WILL BE ROLLING OUT TO THE UK NEXT MONTH VIA
ROKIT IS A REVOLUTIONARY TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS THAT OFFERS
CONSUMERS STATE OF THE ART MOBILE HANDSETS AND WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AT
AN UNBEATABLE VALUE. AS PART OF ROK BRANDS, ROKIT HAS BEEN FOUNDED BY
BUSINESS INNOVATOR JOHN-PAUL DEJORIA (JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS, PATRON
TEQUILA, JOHN PAUL PET) AND JONATHAN KENDRICK (BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR).
ROKIT’S CORE INNOVATION IS THE BRAND’S UNIQUE COMBINATION OF DEVICE AND
SERVICE OFFERINGS BROUGHT TO MARKET AT AGGRESSIVE, ATTENTION-GETTING
PRICE POINTS. AS PART OF ROKIT’S PLEDGE TO PROVIDE CONNECTION, HEALTH,
AND SECURITY FOR ALL, THE COMPANY HAS PARTNERED WITH ORGANIZATIONS WITH
SIMILAR VALUES TO HELP FURTHER THIS IDEAL AROUND THE GLOBE. ROKIT IS THE
OFFICIAL WIRELESS PARTNER OF THE LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, THE INAUGURAL
JERSEY PARTNER FOR THE HOUSTON ROCKETS, AND MOST RECENTLY BECAME THE
TITLE PARTNER OF THE WILLIAMS RACING FORMULA ONE TEAM. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.ROKIT.COM
ABOUT ROK BRANDS
ROK BRANDS WAS FOUNDED BY SEASONED BUSINESS INNOVATORS JOHN PAUL DEJORIA
AND JONATHAN KENDRICK. THE CORPORATION INCLUDES ROK VISION, ROK DRINKS
(ABK BEER, REAL IRISH WHISKEY, BOGART’S SPIRITS, AMONG OTHERS), ROK
WATER, ROK STARS, ROK BOOKS AND OTHER BRANDS. HEADQUARTERED IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ROK BRANDS OFFERS A DIVERSE
PORTFOLIO OF PRODUCTS THAT IMPROVE THE LIFESTYLE OF MANKIND AROUND THE
WORLD. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.ROKBRANDS.COM.
With the WSS World Championship delayed into the summer, you may have wondered if there would be an invitation for a WSS player at the Main Tour World Championship Qualifiers next month, and who might get it. Here is the answer, as posted by Jason Francis on social media.
Published by Jason Francis
We are today delighted to announce that the WPBSA has granted an invitation to this year’s Betfred World Championship in Sheffield for the player who is ranked number 1 on the ROKiT World seniors ranking list following the conclusion of this weekend’s qualifying event in Leeds.
The invitation looks to be a straight fight between Jonathan Bagley from Leeds and Patrick Wallace from Dungannon in Northern Ireland. Both have held the number 1 spot this season.
Taking into account ranking points to be removed at this event, Bagley heads to Leeds with a three-point lead and with their current seeding meaning that they can’t meet until the final this weekend, it’s likely the race will be decided on how they perform against the other players.
Follow all the action this weekend for free on www.snookertv.net
Here is the Press Release
Press Release 20th February 2019
The World Seniors Snooker Tour has announced a new naming rights tour partnership with Global Telecom Giant ROKiT.
The agreement will see ROKiT become the naming rights partner for the tour backed by snooker’s world governing body the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), as well as the title sponsor for the upcoming World Seniors events in Belfast and Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
The partnership with ROKiT follows the announcement last week that the company will become the new title sponsor of the Williams Formula 1 team.
Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman said: “I am delighted by the announcement of an agreement that will help us to take the World Seniors Snooker Tour to the next level. I have been hugely impressed by ROKiT’s mobile handsets and am excited by the opportunities that this cooperation presents.”
Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROKiT, said: “The last time we got involved in snooker was in 2013 when we sponsored Ronnie O’Sullivan to win the World Championship and it’s great to once again align the ROKiT brand with the legends of this game. With our ROKiT phones we can bring snooker to audiences in new and pioneering ways, including through our glasses- free 3D technology and our Wi-Fi capabilities.”
The new ROKiT phone will be the official mobile phone of the World Seniors Snooker Tour www.rokitphones.com
The first ROKiT World Seniors Snooker event will be the all-new 6-Red World Seniors Championship where snooker greats including Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and Ken Doherty will battle it out for a
£20,000 winner takes all prize. The event takes place on one action-packed day in Belfast on Sunday 3rd March 2019.
For tickets go to:
ROKiT is a telecommunications business that offers consumers state of the art mobile handsets and wireless connectivity at an unbeatable price. ROKiT has been founded by business innovator John-Paul DeJoria (John Paul Mitchell Systems, Patron Tequila, John Paul Pet) and Jonathan Kendrick (British entrepreneur). ROKiT’s core innovation is the brand’s unique combination of device and service offerings brought to market at aggressive, attention-getting price points.
For all press enquires to arrange any interviews or media with our legends please email Jason@snookerlegends.co.uk
Those are the new posters for the World Seniors Six Reds Championship in Belfast and the World Seniors Masters in Sheffield, both sponsored by ROKiT
And there is more !
At all events this season a ROKiT Hospitality area will be created which will in effect be the players lounge, it will serve beverages from the ROK Drinks portfolio including ABK Beers, ROK Natural Energy Drink, Bogarts Gin and Rum and more.
It’s great for World Seniors Snooker to get the support of such a prestigious sponsor. Indeed, the ROKiT company also just announced as headline sponsor for Williams F1. Here is photo is their drivers George Russell and Robert Kubica in front of the new F1 car using a ROKiT phone.
ROKiT support for snooker is nothing new. Jonathan Kendrick, chairman of ROKiT, sponsored Ronnie O’ Sullivan with his Oval Vodka brand in 2013 and we all know what happened next!
And, tomorrow, both Jimmy White and Reanne Evans will wear ROKiT logos when they clash at the Snooker Shoot Out 2019.
During the Six Reds Qualifier in Newbury, matches were shown on Snooker TV. If you missed them, you can still watch them. There will be more to come in future World Seniors comps as well. And some Snooker Legends Shows are there too.
You can register to Snooker TV here https://www.snookertv.net
On the first day of 2019, here are my wishes to all of you, readers of this blog: be healthy, be happy, look after yourself and your loved ones and enjoy your life!
Regarding the World Seniors tour here are some news shared by Jason Francis on the World Seniors dedicated forum on Facebook:
I wanted to send everyone a message and update as our year comes to a close. As you can see I am working hard on New Years Eve!
We have 4 qualifiers left this season
Beijing, Houston, Newbury and Leeds.
Some of these are filling up and I urge you not to leave it too late to enter.
Now a few updates for you.
We are working hard on next season but also on securing the longevity of this tour. We don’t want ranking events for one season, I don’t want to be in the position of not knowing when events are going to be, we want a situation like we have with Hull where we know the Uk Seniors will be there for the next 3 years – obviously this sort of deal takes time across the tour.
I am still not in a position to announce this event, the players who qualified will of course get there place in the final event when we do it. This situation is not ideal and is exactly why the point I make in the previous paragraph is important.
World Seniors Championship.
We are making progress on this but I cannot seeing this being done for March. We did move these dates from the calendar a few weeks ago, likely this event will be May June and constitute our last event of the season.
I am conscious of trying to space qualifiers out, trying to fund 3 qualifiers in a month is hard, trying not to clash with other events is hard, trying to get prize money down to the quarters everywhere is hard – is hard! lol Ideally I would like no more than one a month and I have to understand that globally we may reach a position where qualifiers may clash with each other if placed in separate continents.
The ranking list is established and will become more and more important moving forward. I want to set a limit on entries to qualifiers to 128, the reason being I understand sometimes a smaller field gives less chance for ranking points BUT I will also not want to restrict entries if demand exceeds this.
I am constant reviewing formats and listening to all, I have a full day planned with Shaun Murphy and Jason Ferguson to map out next season and we will be making some changes, all designed to make it rely less on me personally but allow it to grow and give players more opportunities.
The amount of different winners this season is testimony to the short format and means more people get the chance to progress to a big event. I don’t want us to lose that and become a tour where the same two or three faces qualify for everything… but the opportunity is there for a player to dominate like Jonathan did last season.
Its clear there is not the appetite I believed there would be for this, the costs involved in staging this and placing tables is large and I think money could be best served paying out to players and staging it in a club. I will make a decision on this in January. Also of course the planned date will in effect not be our end of season.
Rest assured I am totally committed to making this tour bigger and better but without forgetting why most people do play on it….
May I wish you a Happy New Year… I hope we all support Patrick and Rodney who will represent the tour in Goffs this weekend.
Jason is working tirelessly to make this tour work. Thank you Jason for everything you did and do. As the tour grow, it’s obvious that changes are needed. Jason is constantly seeking the players feedback in order to allow the tour to grow whilst, at the same time, trying to meet the wishes of the players.
The Seniors Irish Masters is only three days away. I’ll cover that tomorrow, as well as a special exhibition in Lincoln featuring Jimmy White.
Let’s have a great 2019!
Nex week-end the Seniors potters will compete in Toronto for a spot in the Seniors World Championship.
There have been more than 50 entries already. The draw isn’t know yet.
This event is very important in the eyes of the Canadian Billiard and Snooker Association.
this is what they had to say to their members:
Canadian Snooker Players/Members:
As promised more information is now available regarding the Senior Tour Event. Players who have already signed up may have received the e-mail below but I would like to share it with all our members. Please read the e-mail sent by the WPBSA President Jason Francis below.
This will be a great Canadian event and for us snooker addicts over 40 a thrill to participate in this whether you play or not.
We agree with Jason and foresee this Senior Tour event to be the start of putting Canada back on the map internationally so let us show our support by playing or coming out and joining Cliff Thorburn, Jason Francis, and many others at the players reception on Thursday Dec 6th, followed by match play over the next 3 days.
Entries for this event can be online but also can be made by cash at the Corner Bank with John White and Jim Wych. We would love to see one of our Canadians make it all the way to England to represent us, yes that does not have to be only a dream it is reality ! Take care everyone and see you there if you make it.
The CBSA board and OBSA board thank you and look forward to your support of this great event.
E-mail sent by Jason Francis:
Firstly we want to tell you about the most important WPBSA Seniors Snooker Event to be staged in Canada for decades, this first event is an important part of putting our country back on the map and discovering the next Thorburn, Stevens and Werbeniuk. We are at the start of something and we hope you will want to get your cue out and support the event.
If you are over 40 by 7th Dec you can compete for this great opportunity.
It will all start with our players reception where we will make the draw for the main event. This will take place on Thursday 6th December at the Corner Bank Club 925 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 4C5, – this of course is our home for the whole event.
Arrival time is 7pm and you will be welcomed by our global Ambassador, 1980 World Snooker Champion and Canadian Legend Cliff Thorburn. We’ve got a great evening planned for everyone and of course you will know who you will be playing.
Dress code is smart casual, no jeans or trainers please.
We’ve been working hard together on making this event just right and after discussions with the CBSA and Corner Bank we’d like to announce some news.
Firstly THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER, RIGHT HERE
Enter now by clicking here https://www.snookerlegends.co.uk/worldseniors_registration.html
Secondly we are going to announcing a change in the prize fund to make sure everyone who makes the quarter finals is on some money
The winner will of the event will now receive 2000 CAD and an invitation to the 2019 World SENIORS Snooker Championship where the winner gets 42,000 CAD and a place in the World Professional in Sheffield.
The Runner up will receive 850 CAD
Semi Finalists will 350 CAD
Quarter Finalist will receive 125 CAD
All the money will be paid out in cash on the final day of the event.
ENTRY FEE IS 85 CAD (£50) via the online entry system.
Should the winner be Canadian the CBSA have announced they will make a further contribution to their players travel to the final stages.
Also because we understand many players will only play in this one event this season the WPBSA will not impose the requirement to purchase an official tour shirt at 40 CAD, we are asking players who don’t have a shirt to supply their own short sleeved black collared shirt and you will be required to pay 15 CAD for the World Seniors Logo which you will attach with double sided tape. Should any players wish to purchase the shirt anyway as a keepsake please let us know in advance when you enter so we can bring them.
If you have any questions please refer to the terms and conditions, as well as Canadian players we have some players travelling in who already have an official World Seniors Snooker Ranking, they do get placed in the draw in seeded positions, everyone else is randomly drawn.
We are working on streaming one match table throughout all three days, this means we can offer some great exposure to any company who wishes to add some sponsorship. Please email me or enquire at the club about how we can advertise your brand with this great event,
We personally look forward to meeting everyone in Toronto, please remind other players they still have time to enter and dare to dream as well, please post this link on all your social media and email it about
Enter now by clicking here https://www.snookerlegends.co.uk/worldseniors_registration.html
The parts in bold have been highlighted by me.
This is the place where it will happen The Corner Bank
By following the link you can take a virtual tour …
The next Seniors event is the second Seniors World Championship qualifying event in Jersey and there is good news.
Indeed there is an increase in Prize money in Jersey.
Thanks to a donation from the Jersey Billiards and Snooker Association the total prize fund in Jersey has now passed the £3000 mark.
Any player reaching the last 16 will get their entrance fee back (£50) and anyone reaching the quarter finals will now receive £100 up from £75.
You still have time to enter the draw in Jersey but entries close on Thursday, if you are interested enter here
The event is being held between the 16th and 18th November with the winner getting a place at the 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship.