Kuwait Military Spending

June 9, 2009

According to Economist, Kuwait is ranking 4th (worldwide) in military expenditure relative to its population. Based on 2008 Kuwait spent $4.7 billion.
Maybe, it will increase even more in 2009!

Wataniya Following Zain Way (BB Adv)

June 9, 2009

Just found that Wataniya telecom just launched BlackBerry services in their network. What interesting in their street banner ad (will be posted soon) that they proposed BlackBerry as social device/service not as business oriented service. The street ad says “CATCH UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES”, so it likes “conservative chatting”

Apparently, Zain experience in Kuwait affected the direction in a way!

Wataniya Offer
Postpaid 9KD (only browsing) + 1fils/KB local & fils/KB roaming
Postpaid 13KD local with 10GB (1fils/KB when exceeded & 6 fils/KB roaming)
Postpaid 25KD unlimited local and 10MB free when roaming (6fils/KB when exceeded)
Prepaid package 4KD weekly fees + Usage (1fils/KB)

*all postpaid packages have one year contract! For the 25 KD you will get 1 month free.

Handsets (No handset offers)
Bold @ 185KD
Javelin @ 147

At the end, the offer was not BB WOW! It was expected that at least they would provide BB service with the new touch screen device, Storm.

iPhone 3G S Comming in Jun 19th

June 9, 2009


After lots of rumors of what going to be announced at WWDC, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 3G S (S for speed). It looks similar to the 3G one but way faster in term of processing and data download.
The iPhone will be available in the market on Jun 19th Here’re some of its main new features:
Data speeds up to 7.2Mbps HSDPA
3 megapixel camera with autofocus white balance
Video recording high-quality video in portrait or landscape with editing tool
Built-in compass (digital compass)
Messages (Send/forward text, video, photos, audio, locations, and contact information)
Cut, copy, and paste (works on words, photos ad web)
Voice control (voice recognition for contact and music lists)
Internet Tethering (Use iPhone 3G connection to connect to internet in PC/MAC)
Nike+ support (Nike shoe ipod support)

iPhone 3G S