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BlackBerry Launches the BlackBerry Leap in white and shadow grey in the United Arab Emirates

BlackBerry today announced the availability of BlackBerry® Leap in white and shadow grey in the UAE. Beginning today, consumers who want to get things done and companies looking for enterprise fleet renewals can now purchase the modern and powerful BlackBerry Leap through leading telecom retailers including the BlackBerry Store at the Dubai Mall at a suggested retail price of 1099 AED. Press release:

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Dubai to Be Among the First NFC Players, RIM to switch on BlackBerry NFC Mobile Payment Support

According to reports, with the help of RIM, Dubai will be among the first NFC players as RIM plans to switch on BlackBerry NFC Mobile Payment support. The report states that NFC mobile payments are set to be introduced in the United Arab Emirates following the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement between Abu Dhabi-based mobile network operator Etisalat, MasterCard and Research in Motion. As of now no launch date for the arrival of the service is mentioned in the announcement of the strategic partnership but the word out is that they are pushing for late 2011, early 2012.

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Press Release: RIM launches the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 in the UAE

Dubai, UAE – Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and du today announced the launch of the new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9860 smartphone, featuring the new BlackBerry® 7 operating system and a stylish new all-touch handset design. With a spectacular 3.7” display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry® smartphone, the new all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is optimized for displaying web pages, photos and videos, as well as delivering powerful gaming experiences. It also delivers the highly refined, real-time communications and collaboration experience loved by millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world. “The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is an exquisite example of RIM’s innovation, and it is now available through our du shops, through our e-shop on our website and through our authorised dealers,” commented Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du. “By combining this innovative smartphone with our popular Elite Plan packages, we have created yet another winning combination which we are sure will delight our customers.” Sandeep Saihgal, Managing Director, Middle East at RIM, said, “We are very excited to be bringing the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone to the UAE market with du. The BlackBerry solution offers a best-in-class mobile communications and collaboration experience that customers love, and we think customers will be thrilled by the faster performance, enhanced browsing and richer multimedia delivered by this powerful new smartphone.” BlackBerry 7:

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