BlackBerry has announced that the Middle East will receive the BlackBerry Z3 – the Foxconn manufactured, budget friendly smartphone.
With the launch in Dubai, (last night GST time) the BlackBerry 10 smartphone seems to already be sold out! “We have been receiving so many calls since morning from customers who had pre-booked the device by
Students based in the UAE have a clear preference for BlackBerry smartphones, a new survey claims. The aim of the survey was to study the purchasing preferences of university students in the UAE and the BlackBerry topped in preference over the iPhone and Nokia.
What was intended to be for international markets is finally making its way overseas. The all new BlackBerry Curve 9220 is now available in the UAE. The 9220 sports all the great features found in OS 7.1 which include NFC, battery saving mode, and the ability to run mobile hotspot. The 9220 also features a dedicated BBM button which is the first of its kind.
BlackBerry smartphone users in the United Arab Emirates will be given the opportunity to upgrade to the BlackBerry OS 7.1 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Festive Holiday sales of the Iphone 4S in UAE have been quite exploding this month, But analists say there is too little chance for the iphone or Android for that matter to become UAE’s #1 smartphone as it has been BlackBerry for a couple of years.
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.
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:
Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) was upgraded by Oppenheimer equities research analysts. A rating of Market Perform was tagged onto the stock as shares were seen rising after successive news of the Nortel outbid over Google was placed this morning.