- CrackBerry User
02-02-13, 10:07 AM #29
- 53 Posts
i can safely say the adoption of the bb10 in the middle east will be quite dismal , why? Because of all the F'in restrictions on using voip of any kind , and the exorbitant rates for txt and calls, Whatsapp and Viber are absolutely essential apps that determine the purchase of the phone , and in this case since bb10 has a lack of these apps, it wont be adopted, i read somewhere the z10 will be appx AED 3,000.00 , which is just plain F ridiculous for an unknown fone
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- 02-02-13, 10:11 AM #30
Yes you are right. There needs to be a cross platform communicator. The carriers are definitely stifling the growth of BB10 in the UAE. It is such a shame to see this go down the pan at such an early stage. The phone will retail at AED 2,599 so you will have some change
- 02-02-13, 10:28 AM #31
According to Axiom's website this phone will be available on February 10-15. This slight delay seems to be a good thing to at least get WhatsApp on BB World as this app is used religiously used here. Hopefully we see an app within the next couple of weeks (as some are claiming) and something tells me this "delay" is no coincidence.
What are you talking about guys? WhatsApp seems to be working just fine here in Bahrain without any issues. We aren't restricted to that or any other app. Unless I'm getting the wrong idea here on what's going on down there in UAE.
- 02-02-13, 11:41 PM #34
Arthoris, i dont think there is any place it is availalble as of yet unless you are willing to pay a huge premium. However that does not make sense as anyway from feb 10 to 15th onwards the phone would be available in almost all the stores.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-03-13, 03:14 PM #36
- 282 Posts
Re: BB10 for the Middle East/Dubai?
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- 02-05-13, 11:06 AM #39
2. Voip is anyway restricted in uae. However it is possible to do it on any phone if you have a sip software and i can confirm that there is already a sip softphone for bb10 which is priced at 1.99$. You just have to have a sip account which is not blocked in uae.
3.Whatsapp has already been confirmed for BB10 and will be on the platform soon. Viber however is not available but since viber was already targeting the earlier versions of blackberry i am pretty upbeat that they would come out with a native app soon.
- 02-06-13, 11:45 AM #43
- 02-06-13, 02:47 PM #46
BB10 for the Middle East/Dubai?
A BlackBerry Z10 device will work normally over 3G/H+. I can confirm that on some carriers even if they offer LTE the Z10 won't work. For example in Qatar, Qtel announced that some of the currently selling device may not work on their LTE such as the iPad 3.
Well not surprised Qtel is acting stupid like usual and they usually follow Etisalat UAE so I won't be surprised if Z10 at least the ones handed out in the event didn't work on Etisalat LTE.
- 02-06-13, 02:54 PM #47
According to BlackBerry Smartphones & Software - BlackBerry Mobile Phones UAE - United Arab Emirates the specifications of the Z10 here are as below.. So i guess no LTE
Network & connectivity
Quad band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
Quad band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE)
Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
Preloaded with BlackBerry Maps application
BlackBerry® Tag with NFC technology enables communication between BlackBerry smartphones and other NFC-enabled devices with a tap
- 02-06-13, 03:05 PM #50
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