VIVA launches the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10 in Kuwait

Press release
Published January 30th, 2013 - 08:59 GMT

VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing telecom operator, today launched the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10 in Kuwait. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, and offers customers a smarter experience that continuously adapts to their needs.  

The new BlackBerry Z10 will be available from VIVA branches across Kuwait from February 10 2013. 

VIVA CEO, Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Badran said, “Our collaboration with RIM has given us the opportunity to put forward the latest in BlackBerry smartphone technology, and we are pleased to present our customers with the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. VIVA is keen to continuously offer the best and latest products in the market to its customers, reinforcing its position as a leader and trendsetter in the Kuwaiti telecoms industry." 

“The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry customers. Combined with network and service plans from VIVA, BlackBerry Z10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks, and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them,” said Carlo Chiarello, EVP, Global Smartphone Business at RIM. 

With BlackBerry 10, every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as: 

Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub –  A new mobile computing paradigm where  what matters to customers is always only one swipe away.

Keyboard –  Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately.

BBM BlackBerry Messenger –  Allows customers to share things with the people that matter to them in an instant.

BlackBerry Balance technology – Protects what is important to customers and the businesses they work.

Background Information


Kuwait Telecommunications Company (VIVA) is Kuwaiti Shareholding Company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July 2008 to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law no. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, VIVA was launched in December 2008 and was listed on Kuwait Stock Exchange during December 2014.

VIVA is the newest, most advanced mobile telecommunications service provider in the country. VIVA has rapidly established itself in the market through its customer and employee-centric approach.

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