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September 29, 2011

iPhone4 and iPad2 Prices in Saudi Arabia October 2011

Here are the iPhone4 and iPad2 Prices for the Month of October 2011. These prices has been collected from local market and from Internet. these prices were picked up from Top Apple retailers in Saudi Arabia  like Nasa Smart Devices, Jarir Book Store, Hyper Panda, Extra Stores and Haddad Telecom.

    iPhone4 and iPad2 Prices in Saudi Arabia

    September 28, 2011

    How to Cancel Facebook SMS Subscription

    STC Facebook SMS

    Facebook has a great notification system that send you Email and SMS notifications when your friends post any updates on the Facebook. However sometime these notification might annoy you because they could be up to 50/day when you have a bunch of friends on Facebook. It is easy to stop these notifications whether they are Email notifications or SMS notifications from your Facebook account setting. It is explained well here.

    However when it comes to SMS notifications charged by Mobile Network Providers its not that simple. I have experienced it. I subscribed to Facebook SMS notifications on my STC prepaid Sim and after I find a lot of SMS in my mobile I turned it off from Facebook Account setting.

    Then I got satisfied that now I will not be disturbed by these boring messages. But it was surprising for me when STC deducted 3 Saudi Riyal from my mobile balance next week.
    You are still registered to STC Facebook sms service.

    September 20, 2011

    HTC Prices in Saudi Arabia September 2011

    HTC Prices in Saudi Arabia September 2011

    Here are the HTC Prices for the Month of September, 2011. These prices has been collected manually and from Internet too and the least prices were picked up amongest all Suppliers like Nasa Smart Devices, Jarir Book Store, Hyper Panda, Extra Stores and Haddad Telecom.

    I have also checked the prices from Mobile Network operators like STC, Mobily and Zain but no extra ordinary promotions are available currently.

    • STC is not offering any HTC device as we can see at STC website in Jawal Devices section. However in one of the banner they used to show HTC HD7.
    • Mobily is offering HTC ChaCha but they didn't write the price online.
    • Zain Saudi Arabia only offers Nokia devices and BlackBerry device at their website, They didn't put any information on the web page, instead they offer a PDF brochure that has all the information regarding mobile devices. You may download the PDF from this web page.

    HTC Prices in Saudi Arabia


    September 18, 2011

    HTC EVO 3D is released in Saudi Arabia

    The latest Android based smartphone HTC EVO 3D is released in Saudi Arabia by Smartphones retailer Nasa Smart Devices. The most amazing and modern feature in HTC EVO 3D is its ability to capture three dimensional pictures with its dual camera. EVO 3D has 2 different cameras at its rear side that make it possible to take 3D photos. It also has Qualcomm 1 GHz dual core processor that helps capturing high quality 2D and 3D pictures. Not only pictures but it can record a stunning 720p video in 3D.
    HTC EVO 3D


    September 15, 2011

    Everyone Claims First One to Launch 4G in Saudi Arabia

    It seems quite funny when we look on to the websites of all 3 Mobile Network operators in Saudi Arabia (STC, Mobily and Zain) where they highlighted, "They are the First one to launch 4G (4th Generation) Network in Saudi Arabia. I don't know who we should believe now. You can see a snapshot of the banners placed on the websites of the Mobile Network Operators in Saudi Arabia.





    However upon further investigation I found that it is STC who is basically behind all this. They have started testing this in beginning of 2010 and keep on testing it and after successfully completing this they have launched it.

    September 10, 2011

    Apple iPad 2 Prices and Availability in Saudi Arabia

    Apple iPad 2 is available in a Wifi only model and Wifi+3G model that is obviously more expensive than the wifi only model. It is about 607 grams in weight in all 3 Storage sizes (16GB, 32GB, 64). The funny thing about this is 64 GB can hold more than 3 times more photos and videos than 16GB but still both of them would have same weight. :-)

    iPad 2 in Saudi Arabia
    Apple iPad 2 in Saudi Arabia

    iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch TFT screen that is quite good for playing games, watching movies or reading newspapers and article online.

    iPad 2 has a lack in camera features. It has 2 cameras but both of them are not quite useful for taking photographs because the rear cam is only 0.7 MP. iPad 2 comes with iOS 4 a lates operating system from Apple. It has 1GHz dual-core processor which is good enough for playing games and performing heavy tasks like online video calling, ediiting photos etc. The most exciting thing about iPad 2 is its battery that runs up to 10 hours. It has 720 hours of stand-by time too. Currently it is available in Saudi Arabia, starting from 2800 Saudi Riyal to 3700 Saudi Riyal.

    Currently stores like Nasa Smart Devices, Jarir Book Store, Extra Mall and Hyper Panda are selling it in different cities of Saudi Arabia. (Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Khobar, Makkah and Madina)

    iPad 2 Arabic keyboard
    iPad 2 Arabic Keyboard

    Prices iPad 2 3G+Wifi

    16GB = 2840 SR
    32GB = 3290 SR
    64GB = 3690 SR

    Prices iPad 2 Wifi Only

    16GB = 2290 SR
    32GB = 2599 SR
    64GB = 2999 SR

    September 8, 2011

    One Step Urdu Installation for your PC - Pak Urdu Installer

    Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and it is also used in India and rest of the world. If we combine the number of speakers of Hindi language and Urdu Language, this set would be world's 4th biggest language in terms of number of speakers.

    Urdu is also used in computers. There are a few Urdu operating systems available and with the help of uni-code, Urdu has become language of the web now. There are a lot of people who had developed their Urdu Websites and Blogs. You can see the list of Urdu Bloggers at UrduLog.com who are contributing in promoting Urdu at the web. I also have an Urdu-English blog that is located here.

    September 6, 2011

    STC Launched BlackBerry Bold 9900 in Saudi Arabia

    Update (11/9/2011): Axiom Telecom, Jarir Book Store and Haddad Telecom has also launched Bold 9900 in Saudi Arabia this week. The price is almost same at all providers.2599 Saudi Riyal

    Saudi Telecom Company has launched latest BlackBerry device Bold 9900 in the Kingdom. This release from STC is exclusive in Saudi Arabia as no other mobile operator launched the elegant and thinnest Smartphone Bold 9900 yet. BlackBerry Bold 9900 that is also called BlackBerry Dakota or BlackBerry Magnum is equipped with fastest 1.2 GHz processor, and as I mentioned in my earlier post that Bold 9900 and 9300 will be launched with next generation BlackBerry 7 OS with powerful new features and innovative apps. Bold 9900 has 5 MP camera that can capture 720p HD video, additionally BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports Arabic language for the users in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern users, STC also provides 1 year warranty for this device.

    STC has launched BlackBerry Bold 9900 with one-month free subscription to the BlackBerry service for only SR 2,599. At the end of the free month, the customer can subscribe to the Blackberry service for only SR 15 for one week or SR 49 for one month (This offer is valid until 23 October 2011). You can see more detail about the devices offered by STC here.
    BlackBerry Bold 9900
    BlackBerry Bold 9900

    September 4, 2011

    HTC ChaCha Arabic Keyboard in High Resolution


    Few days ago I got to design a flyer for latest HTC's smartphone HTC ChaCha. Actually it was for Middle Eastern community who read and understand Arabic language. For the sake of a printed flyer I got to prepare HTC ChaCha Arabic keyboard in High resolution. I tried to look for it on Photo banks and free photo sharing sites but it seems to me that only I am the one who require it, No body else needed it ever. After not finding it online, I took few pictures of HTC ChaCha Arabic keyboard as it was made available to me that time and then imported that photos in Photoshop but the idea didn't work because those photos were very poor quality and cannot be used in a Print ad.

    So finally I created the Arabic Keyboard for ChaCha in Adobe Photoshop in high resolution specially for the advertisement. Now the flyer which I designed is printed.So I thought I should share the High resolution Arabic keyboard with other people too, so that people can utilize it in their designs if they need it.

    I made it available at Vecteezy.com for free. Anyone can download it from the link below. Don't forget to rate it and provide your feed back. Thanks

    HTC ChaCha with Arabic Keyboard.


    Download it in EPS format from this link
    http://www.vecteezy.com/Technology/34468-Arabic-Keyboard-for-Smartphone-Vector
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