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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled a new smartphone called Fire Phone.
June 19, 2014 - 23:18 GMT
It’s smaller than leading Android phone, but larger than Apple’s iPhone. Bezos calls the screen, measuring 4.7 inches diagonally, ideal for one-handed use.

April 13, 2014

Saleem Al-Balooshi, Executive Vice President, Network Development and Operations, du
15:10 GMT

du announced that it is the first company in the Middle East to become a Field Test Qualified Operator (FTQO), of the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

Old school: The first Sony stereo cassette player on display in a Tokyo museum (File/AFP)
11:00 GMT

Smartphones and MP3 devices face new competition as Sony unveils its latest Walkman with a playback time of 20 hours.

07:20 GMT
(press release)

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, outlined its vision to support the development of Smart Cities in the Middle East at the Arab Future Cities Summit.

From the training
05:45 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics Levant and United Pioneering Business (UPB), held a training workshop for air conditioning systems sales personnel for the latest air conditioners lineup for the year 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5
05:25 GMT

Nawras has unveiled an exclusive deal for Samsung enthusiasts and heavy internet users alongside the launch of the long-awaited Galaxy S5.

Last week, Samsung had offered a brief preview of its plans, including an effort to downplay Apple's copycat claims by focusing on features it offered that Apple hadn't.
03:55 GMT

Apple has reportedly accused Samsung as 'copycat' once again claiming billions of dollars in damag

April 11, 2014

Christie was head of Apple's Human interface team whose aim was to make elegant and user-friendly softwares.
17:24 GMT

His team created the iPhone's famous 'slide to unlock; function and the ability to place calls from a contact list, CNET reported.

Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its VAIO laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it’s possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.
17:06 GMT

The company says it’s in the process of creating a program to repair or replace the computers, or will refund their purchase price.

In 2013, the company said, the smartphones market imported nearly 1 billion units achieving this great number with Samsung Electronics being number one in the Saudi market.
03:55 GMT

Global sales of the Galaxy S series totaled 200,000,000 units since its introduction.

April 10, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch - Experiential Zone
12:30 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced the launch of the new Galaxy S5 smartphone on April 9 at Laylati Ballroom in Jeddah.

April 9, 2014

12:49 GMT

Nawras has become one of a limited number of official dealers of Apple products in Oman as the iPhone 5s and 5c becomes available at their stores, to add to their impressive range of smartphones already on offer.

During the event
05:53 GMT
(press release)

In efforts to encourage adventurism among Jordan’s youth within its agreement with the renowned Jordanian adventurer and climber Mostafa Salameh, Umniah announced its support of his journey to the North Pole.

05:43 GMT

ASUS announced R9 295X2, a brand-new high-performance graphics card powered by dual AMD Radeon R9 series graphics-processing units and equipped with a highly-efficient, hybrid liquid / air cooling system.

ICT Minister Azzam Sleit, who did not wish to name the company, said the door remains open for other operators to acquire such frequencies to introduce 4G services, which enable data transfer rates of up to 150 megabits per second.
00:43 GMT

One of the country’s three telecom operators has submitted an official request to acquire frequencies to introduce fourth generation (4G) services in the Kingdom, a government official said on Tuesday.

April 8, 2014

Art For All
11:40 GMT
(press release)

Orange Jordan sponsored ArtForAll initiative, which was organized by Peter Claesson from Spain and Zaid Derbi from Jordan.