Etisalat today announced plans to launch the highly-anticipated BlackBerry® Storm™ 9500 smartphone device in the UAE with it being the first operator in the Gulf region to launch the device.
The BlackBerry Storm is the world's first “clickable” touch-screen smartphone. The touch-screen depresses ever so slightly when pressed, responding like a physical keyboard to dramatically enhance the user interface and enable easy and precise typing. The touch-screen also supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient navigation.
Abdulla Hashim, Vice President, Business solutions - Etisalat says, “Our customers will soon be able to enjoy the most exciting smartphone available today using Etisalat’s high-speed, reliable 3.75G HSPA mobile network. Combined with the functionality and network efficiency of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service platforms, users will have access to an unbeatable wireless experience. We are delighted that Etisalat customers will be the first in the Gulf region to experience the BlackBerry Storm smartphone.”
The BlackBerry Storm will leverage Etisalat's mobile broadband service with coverage of up to 99% of the populated areas to offer a perfect blend of connectivity, flexibility and convenience. Etisalat mobile internet offers speed up to 7.2 megabit/sec to download data, and with up to 1.92 megabit/sec upload rate.
The BlackBerry Storm boasts powerful communications features and global connectivity with 3G (HSPA) network support, built in GPS, desktop-style web pages, advanced multimedia applications, a 3.2-megapixel camera and the industry's leading mobile messaging capabilities all of which is designed to give users an incredibly fast and powerful mobile experience.