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February 24, 2009

Etisalat launches iPhone 3G in UAE and Saudi Arabia

Offers the device with various service packages

By CBR Staff Writer

Etisalat has launched Apple’s iPhone 3G in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The company will offer the device with various service packages for both the 8Gb model and 16Gb model.

According to the company, iPhone 3G combines all the features of iPhone plus 3G networking that is twice as fast, built-in GPS for expanded location-based mobile services, and iPhone 2.2 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs various third party applications available through the Apple App Store.

Etisalat is also expected to sell iPhone 3G through its direct business sales teams. Etisalat’s 3G mobile broadband network will offer 3G mobile phones download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and upload speed of 1.9Mbps.

Essa Al Haddad, chief marketing officer at Etisalat, said: iPhone is a perfect blend of advanced functionality and high performance and we are delighted to be one of the first operators in the region to offer this to our customers on the nation’s most advanced high speed network. iPhone 3G is an amazing mobile device and we are sure that our customers are going to enjoy using iPhone 3G to make calls, send emails and surf the web even faster.

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