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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.

March 23, 2014

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Nawras customers will be the first in Oman to experience high definition (HD) voice technology, providing crystal clear, superior sound quality for calls between mobile phones.

March 20, 2014

07:47 GMT
(press release)

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013.

Apple discontinued the iPad 4 last year when it launched its current flagship tablet, the iPad Air. The company had cut the price of iPad 2 to $399 in 2012.
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Analysts have said earlier that the iPhone 5C, which is about $100 cheaper than the iPhone 5S, was unable to grab market share from rivals offering lower-cost phones based on Android.

March 19, 2014

Xbox one will debut in UAE and Saudi Arabian markets this September (Shutterstock)
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Xbox One will debut in UAE and Saudi Arabian markets in September.

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The last and most challenging milestone of tripling Nawras’ 3G+ capacity along the Batinah coastline was completed recently, as part of the countrywide Turbocharging programme.

Dimension Data
08:58 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data announced that it is extending its portfolio of cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) services to include Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS).

"Millions of people in Israel use our service daily, connecting with each other and sharing what is important to them," said Soffer-Teeni.
03:55 GMT

Soffer-Teeni will also focus on establishing a team of local representatives at the Ramat Gan office. The team will work closely with Facebook's Israeli team in Dublin.

March 18, 2014

12:40 GMT

ASUS Middle East announced AM1M-A and AM1I-A, two exciting new motherboards that support the latest AMD AM1-socketed SoC (system-on-a-chip) Athlon and Sempron series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

Nokia X
11:36 GMT
(press release)

Nokia announced that the Nokia X, part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that run Android™ apps, has begun selling in Jordan.

During the event
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(press release)

SAMENA Telecommunication Council kicked off today at The Regency Hotel in Kuwait, in line with the theme ‘Fostering Economic Growth: Evolving Telecoms & ICT Landscape’.

Christine Heckart, newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Brocade
09:04 GMT
(press release)

Brocade today announced the appointment of Christine Heckart to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Tiger Woods
07:59 GMT
(press release)

Huawei in partnership with VISIONTECH INTERNATIONAL announced a successful Wireless Network deployment for ‘golf in DUBAi.

During the event
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Nawras has entered into a five-year partnership with Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS), launching a new Telecommunications Programme – the first of its kind in the Sultanate.

March 17, 2014

Huawei Channel Partner Summit 2014
05:58 GMT
(press release)

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has announced that it will build upon the strength of its Middle East channel partner network.

March 16, 2014

"The current incompatibility of chargers ... is a nightmare and a real inconvenience for consumers."
03:55 GMT

If adopted, the legislation would supercede a voluntary system of standardization created in 2010, following an agreement among phone producers including Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung.