Emirates Telecommunications, or Etisalat, has announced that it plans to launch the BlackBerry Storm 9500 smartphone device in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the company, the BlackBerry Storm is a clickable touch-screen smartphone. The touch-screen reportedly supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient navigation.
Etisalat said that the BlackBerry Storm features better communications features and global connectivity with 3G (HSPA) network support, built-in GPS, desktop-style web pages, advanced multimedia applications, a 3.2-megapixel camera and better mobile messaging capabilities.
Abdulla Hashim, vice president of business solutions at Etisalat, said: Our customers will soon be able to enjoy the most exciting smartphone available today using Etisalat’s high-speed, reliable 3.75G HSPA mobile network. Combined with the functionality and network efficiency of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service platforms, users will have access to an unbeatable wireless experience. We are delighted that Etisalat customers will be the first in the Gulf region to experience the BlackBerry Storm smartphone.