Articles by Yousif Abdullah

STC signs partnership with RIM, announces the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in Saudi Arabia

STC signs partnership with RIM, announces the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in Saudi Arabia

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The Saudi Telecom Company has signed a partnership with RIM on Monday with goals to provide the end user a wider range of content, applications and solutions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As a result of the new partnership, STC announced the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, making it the first BlackBerry 7 enabled handset to hit the Middle East. Ibrahim Al-Omar, STC's Vice...

RIM looking to expand in the Philippines, launches BlackBerry PlayBook via Globe Telecom

RIM looking to expand in the Philippines, launches BlackBerry PlayBook via Globe Telecom

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  As exciting times in the BlackBerry world are about to unfold, Research In Motion looks to expand its operations across the globe, with the Philippines being next. With a total userbase of 100,000 based solely on the number of activations, the Philippines may prove to become the next BlackBerry country right after Indonesia and India. Talking about big numbers, the BlackBerry Curve...

Nitobi PhoneGap v1.0 released, allows use of JavaScript to create cross-platform mobile apps

Nitobi PhoneGap v1.0 released, allows use of JavaScript to create cross-platform mobile apps

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Developers, ahoy! Nitobi has come up with version 1.0 of its PhoneGap product, which essentially allows software developers to use their existing JavaScript knowledge to create cross-platform mobile apps. PhoneGap currently supports iOS, Android, HP webOS, BlackBerry and Symbian, with support for Windows Phone 7, MeeGo and Samsung bada coming...

BlackBerry remains number 1 selling smartphone in Saudi Arabia for eleven consecutive months

BlackBerry remains number 1 selling smartphone in Saudi Arabia for eleven consecutive months

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In spite of recent events, satirical publications and other difficulties pressuring RIM, not all of Waterloo is going the way of the dodo. Recent point-of-sale data by market research agency GfK Retail and Technology suggests that RIM has actually witnessed a year-on-year growth of 112% from May 2010 to May 2011. According to the same data, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 - commonly referred...

Zimbabwe telecommunications authorities interfere with Econet on deployment of BlackBerry smartphones

Zimbabwe telecommunications authorities interfere with Econet on deployment of BlackBerry smartphones

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Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe's principal cell phone company, has faced difficulties with its BlackBerry pilot project from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). The issue came up after it emerged that some of Econet's subscribers and workers were using BlackBerry services without prior licensing. Econet Wireless had engaged RIM for the deployment of...

Airtel Nigeria offers affordable BConnected package for low-cost BBM on BlackBerry smartphones

Airtel Nigeria offers affordable BConnected package for low-cost BBM on BlackBerry smartphones

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Introducing a new dimension to the competition in the BlackBerry subscriber market in Nigeria, Airtel is currently offering a new bundle for BlackBerry smartphone users dubbed the 'BConnected' package. The bundle offers BlackBerry Messenger as well as access to social networks Twitter, Facebook and MySpace for the lowly price of 1,580 Nigerian naira a month (approx. $10 USD)....