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The BlackBerry solution launches in Saudi Arabia



RIM, in partnership with Zain Saudi Arabia and Alcatel-Lucent, have launched the BlackBerry solution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Alcatel-Lucent is leveraging its strong local presence in the region to provide Zain Saudi Arabia with the project management, end-to-end implementation, installation, commissioning and on-going support for delivering the BlackBerry solution to the Saudi market. With Alcatel-Lucent managing integration and deployment, Zain Saudi Arabia can focus on managing subscribers and providing adequate customer care.

When the program launches, Zain will be offering its customers the BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. Customers will also have access to BES and BIS.

Hopefully Saudi Arabia will also be able to get their hands on some of the latest devices that will be launching this fall in North America.

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and 8220 Flip comparison video


Zara, who writes a blog mobilechic, has done a video review of the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and 8220 Flip. The video is a quick comparison of the 2 devices and she highlights some first impressions.

Things you’ll notice immediately with the Pearl Flip:

  • Thicker, shorter and heavier.
  • Recessed trackball.
  • Lower build quality (battery cover jiggles).
  • Keys are bigger and easier to press.
  • Larger screen resolution.
  • External screen that shows date, time and messages. Screen also displays media playing.
  • Double the amount of internal memory (128mb).
  • I would agree with Zara’s conclusion and I too would rather the Pearl Flip. What say you readers?



    Orange UK launches Pay As You Go Blackberry


    Orange UK has confirmed that the Blackberry Pearl 8120 will be available on a Pay As You Go plan. From early February, Orange will be the first operator in the UK to offer Blackberry on Pay As You Go. The handset will cost £145, and the monthly BlackBerry Internet Service will cost £5. There will also be a color exclusive to the Pearl – indigo! Depending on how this launch goes, Orange UK will consider extending the offer to other Blackberry models in the not too distant future.

    Stay tuned to Orange UK’s official site for the press release tomorrow.


    AT&T releases OS for a bunch of BlackBerrys


    Nan is happy!Good news for AT&T subscribers who want some of the new functionality found in the BlackBerry Bold without having to cough up the dough. AT&T has finally released OS for the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and 8120, the BlackBerry Curve 8320 and the BlackBerry 8820.

    We’ve included the download link below (make sure you select the right BlackBerry!), as well as a link to our handy OS Upgrade How-To, so you know what to do when the download is complete. Enjoy!

    AT&T BlackBerry OS Download Link
    How to Upgrade your BlackBerry OS


    EMS and Warid bring BlackBerrys to Pakistan


    warid telecom zem prepaid program for BlackBerry

    In an announcement similar to the one made by ACS in Alaska (just for the other side of the world), Emitac Mobile Solutions and Warid Telecom announced the launch of a trio of Blackberrys for all Zem prepaid users in Pakistan. Zem users now have access to the BlackBerry 8820, BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and BlackBerry Curve 8310.

    Chief Executive Officer of Warid Telecom, Marwan Zawaydeh, said, “Warid Telecom has one of the largest GPRS/EDGE networks in Pakistan and is focused on providing the latest innovations to our valued users. Since prepaid connections are the priority for the majority of users in Pakistan, we are introducing the BlackBerry solution with prepaid options for them. It helps bridge the digital divide for the majority of people in the Pakistani market. Our loyal Zem prepaid users will be the first in Pakistan to enjoy the benefits of BlackBerry smartphones.”

    Follow the link for more information on Warid’s Zem prepaid program, and view the full press release after the jump.

    (via RIM)

    Warid Telecom BlackBerry press release

    Three new BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Colors coming October 15th


    BlackBerry Pearl 8120

    Remember the huge rainbow of upcoming BlackBerry Pearl and Curve device colors we showed you way back in August? The Boy Genius is reporting that three of those colors: Frost, Black Emerald and Indigo will appear on AT&T in the form of BlackBerry Pearl 8120s October 15th.

    A little fun just in time for Halloween? Think again. This trilogy of Pearls is likely being launched by AT&T to take away some of the sting of T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 launch. Check out the full palette after the jump and post a comment to tell us which is your favorite color.

    (via Boy Genius)

    All upcoming BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Curve colors