If I had balloons, I would blow them up and hold a celebration. Dubai’s strongest carrier, Etisalat, and their BlackBerry service, have been recognized as the Best New Technology of 2006 at the Network Middle East Innovation Awards 2007, which were held at the Grovenor House Hotel in Dubai on April 2, 2007. Nice to see BlackBerry technology being awarded outside of North America. Just goes to show the universal love for our little hip mongers.
Essa Al Haddad, Chief Marketing Office of Etisalat, said: ‘As the first in the region to introduce BlackBerry, we are very proud to have been recognized with this award. It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts and achievements in developing the UAE’s economy by providing new and better technologies. Being recognized by the industry and our peers will encourage us to work harder and towards higher standards.’
Eliot Beer, Editor of Network Middle East magazine said, ‘The awards are open to any advanced systems launched in the Middle East for the first time. Etisalat won for pioneering the market leading push email service ‘BlackBerry’ in the UAE and the region.’
Etisalat plans to introduce more BlackBerry models including the Arabic version devices and attractive promotions for customers throughout 2007.