Research In Motion (RIM) could launch its new BlackBerry 10 devices in the United Arab Emirates without its BlackBerry Messenger Voice service by February 6th, 2013.
“We continue to work closely with our partners in the United Arab Emirates to bring BlackBerry services to our customers,” RIM said in a statement.
This is great news for Blackberry lovers. RIMs all new touch screen Blackberry called the Blackberry 10 Aristo, is out soon and the specifications looks interesting.
The Blackberry 10 Z10 Aristo is in testing mode at the moment, so the features cannot be finalized however, as we learn the following can be expected.
- OCTA Glass OLED 4.65 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280.
- A quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Krait processor.
- 2GB RAM.
- 16GB Native storage.
- 8MP camera on back that captures video in 1080p at 30fps, and a 2MP one up front.
- WiFi, microUSB, NFC, DLNA and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Okay, even this much of information is quite exciting. We are patiently awaiting Blackberry 10 Aristo’s release in the UAE.
– Update –
Pre Order Blackberry Z10 from Du n UAE
Du has announced that people in the UAE can now pre-order the new Blackberry from its stores and website.
Visit any of Du shops and book BlackBerry® Z10. You will only have to pay a pre-ordering refundable deposit of AED200.
You will receive a voucher, and Du will inform you by SMS as soon as we have your BlackBerry® Z10 in store.
Pre Order Blackberry Z10 from Etisalat
Etisalat has also announced its plans to make the Blackberry Z10 available to people in UAE by February 2013. You can now pre order the Z10 via their website or one of Etisalat’s stores.
You can select a number you like or give your existing number and check eligibility online. Etisalat Blackberry 10 plans start from as low as 49 Dirhams as promised on their website.
The BlackBerry Z10 features (Available on Du):
- 4.2” 4 point multi-touch display
- 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
- 2 GB memory
- 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
- 2 megapixel front-facing camera
- GPS enabled
Blackberry Z10 Price in UAE, Dubai (Grey market)
While the official sales are not on yet (soon by Feb 6th 2013), you can get a brand new Blackberry Z10 from the grey market for about 4000 Dirhams.
There are several listings on popular websites where individuals are selling the Z10 for as high as 4,400 Dirhams. We do not know of the authenticity of these listings though.
Let us know in the comments if you are looking to buy it. Did you pre-order already?