Feb 02 2013

Blackberry 10 Launch Event Dubai

by Mohd in Kuwait, Technology

The giant has awaken, finally after the long long wait for the latest OS from blackberry have been revealed on Jan 30th. BB10  the new competitor in the smart mobile market will try to dominate the market as it predecessor did few years ago. I got an invitation from Blackberry ( formally known as RIM ) to attend the launch of Blackberry 10 in Dubai. The international launch of Blackberry 10 was in 6 different countries around the world through a video live feed all in the same time & Dubai was the middle east’s city of choice. The event started in Armani Hotel with Robert Bose the managing director for the middle east welcoming us and introducing Thorsten Heins Blackberry’s CEO to reveal Blackberry 10 to us.

Of course most of you have been following my live event update through twitter, Instagram &  Tumblr  and im gonna go through the most things and more details are coming up in another BB10 review post.

Now lets get back to the main attraction the Blackberry 10, Mr.Heins first announced that RIM have renamed themselves to become BLACKBERRY, then he revealed the new Re-designed, Re-engineered and Re-invented and i must add Revolutionary Blackberry Z10 ( An all touch screen handset ) & Blackberry Q10  ( The legendary keyboard form-factor handset Blackberry famous for).

First we got introduced to the main feature that all Blackberry 10 users gonna be using which is the Blackberry Hub, it gathers all the emails, BBM, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Calendar events in one place to maximize the user productivity. Gathering all the notifications in one place and woking all the time in the background to keep the user updated and undistracted by having to check one place which is the Blackberry Hub  rather than having to check multiple apps.

Now BBM users can contact each other using video calls & of course voice calls which got introduced in Blackberry OS7. Adding to the BBM video call a screen share option in my opinion is gonna be so useful for some of us and Im so positive that Ill end up using it especially when guiding someone to what they should do to achieve a certain task on their device.

Blackberry 10 is launching with over 70,000 application and its a huge number of apps for a new OS considering the fact that it just launched while in compare with Windows Mobile 8 that launched lat year with only 20,000 apps so 70,000 is a great number to start up with and keep you moving. Another important features that was announced is the Camera which is an 8 MP with a Time shift that enables you to catch that perfect moment before the person closes his eyes or the right moment when he/she is smiling. check the video below to get an idea about it.

 

The surprise of the event was that Blackberry made Alicia Keys Global Creative Director for Blackberry of course Alicia Keys were a blackberry user for many years.

Many new features have been announced but i wont go into the details of each of coz thats another post you would have to wait for 😉  but i cant end a post without mentioning the new Blackberry keyboard with an awesome prediction and the ability to learn your own words as you type. At the end of the video live feed we headed out to try Blackberry Z10 device that was available for us. I compared it with the Galaxy S3 & iPhone 5 sizes on the images down below (Of course special thanks for PinkGirlQ8 for the pics ) the Z10 feels really great in the hand not so big neither small with the perfect weight of 138 Grams which adds a premium feel to it.

 

Now for the main question most of our readers are asking is when its gonna be available and how much would it cost?

Its gonna be available in UAE starting Feb 10th and of course in kuwait by mid or end of Feb. The exact Z10 price for Kuwait was not revealed but its going to be between 180-200 KD Black or white.

As for the Q10 is gonna be available in the second quarter (No exact date was revealed also).

 

 

Special Thanks to Blackberry for the invitation & Bensirri for organising everything in Kuwait


13 Responses to Blackberry 10 Launch Event Dubai

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  2. Q8 All in One February 2, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Well done buddy.. But I think they have been away for a long time that even their fans have moved on a switched to the competition. Most of my friends ditched their BB’s and went to iPhone 5, Galaxy 3 and the Note 2.

    • Mohd February 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks man, i believe BB users r gonna come back again especially coz most of the apps they already use on iOS & Android r available now on BB10.

      Plus its really great that another mobile OS will compete against iOS & Android competition is great for the end user.

      U should try BB10 its great and im sure ur gonna love it

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  4. Sara February 3, 2013 at 10:21 am

    great event waiting for the review i really want to buy it now 🙂

  5. حمد February 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    وايد يشبه الايفون بس هل يعلق نفس اللي قبل ؟

  6. Jasim February 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    i have been following ur event update on twitter and instagram and im waiting for the review yalla i want to know is it better than iPhone & S3 ?

  7. Marawy February 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I think stores r going to sell it for more than 250 KD 🙁
    I want one now to replace my curve that i broke 2 days ago 🙁

  8. Jacqui February 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Let’s hope it doesn’t turn into the “Little Engine that Could”

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