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Hot Pepper Introduces Spicy New Smartphones in US Markets


Hot Pepper Introduces Spicy New Smartphones in US Markets

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot Pepper, Inc. is a new 4G LTE smartphone manufacturer that will be launching feature rich handsets at affordable pricing in time for the holidays. Carrying their out-of-the-box strategy into the branding of their handsets, Hot Pepper will launch with four handsets that include the Jalapeno, the Hot Pepper XL, Poblano, and the Ghost. The smartphone handsets will be compatible with all 4G LTE networks nationwide and will be available at retailers and online at the end of October 2018.

Hot Pepper is a Top 10 distributor of the leading smartphones, distributing over 10 million handsets in China. Capitalizing on a partnership with Liberty Mobile, they will launch the new handsets with a bundled service offering. Hot Pepper enlisted one of the wireless industries' most experienced marketing firms, The Time Group based in Dallas, Texas, to launch their brand in the US.

"We are thrilled to be working with Hot Pepper," stated Margaret McKoin, 30-year wireless industry veteran and CEO of The Time Group. "We have seen the quality of their products and we know these smartphones will quickly become a preferred brand in the US wireless market."

With US headquarters located in Irvine, California and regional offices in Dallas, Texas, Kansas City, Kansas, and Lahaina, Hawaii, the community centric Hot Pepper will launch their brand today, Friday, August 24th with a campaign titled, "Give a Phone, Get a Smile." The campaign will include digital and social media elements. Hot Pepper will be partnering with non-profit organizations and restaurants across the US. Participants can enter to win two free smartphones from Hot Pepper and a year of free phone service sponsored by Liberty Mobile when they visit

"The intention of the promotion is to encourage participants to keep a phone for themselves and give one away to someone special who really deserves it," commented Hong Peow (HP) Ong, CEO of Hot Pepper. "It would make the perfect gift for a loved one or a great way to say 'Congratulations', 'Good Luck', or 'You can do it!'"

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Media Contact:
Margaret McKoin, The Time Group


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