Doha, Qatar — 11 February 2013 – BlackBerry® hosted an exclusive VIP event in Doha last night in celebration of the BlackBerry® 10 platform and the recently launched BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience.
By exclusive invitation only, the VIP red carpet event took place at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, celebrating an evening of lifestyle and technology excellence. The event also showcased local Qatari businesses and developers who have designed apps specifically for the BlackBerry 10 platform, including Qatar Airways, Al Jazeera, music app developer Anghami and gaming app developer Maysalward.
Ahmad Olaywan, Country Director, Qatar, BlackBerry, said: “We are excited to be introducing our customers in Qatar to a new era of mobile computing. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry customers and we are excited to be bringing BlackBerry 10 to the people of Qatar.”
“BlackBerry 10 is designed to learn and adapt to each user, thus making every BlackBerry 10 experience unique. Our customers in Qatar appreciate the latest technology innovations and we are confident that the BlackBerry Z10 will keep them connected while on the move.”
With BlackBerry 10, very feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as:
- Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub – A new mobile computing paradigm where what matters to customers is only always one swipe away
- Keyboard – Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately
- BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) – Allows customers to share things with the people that matter to them in an instant
- BlackBerry® Balance™ technology – Protects what is important to customers and the businesses they work for
The BlackBerry Z10 is now available in Qatar in all leading telecoms and retail stores. The unsubsidized pricing of the BlackBerry Z10 is QAR 2,599. Details about BlackBerry 10 can be found here