Sunday 25 September 2016

Viva Bahrain launches plans for iPhone 7s

Viva Bahrain, a top telecom operator, has announced it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses

Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, chief executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distr


Mobily launches iPhone 7 Plus in Saudi Arabia

Leading Saudi-based telecom services operator Mobily said it has launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at all its retail shops across the kingdom. The most advanced iPhone ever, iPhone 7 Plus features an all-new advanced camera system, dust and water resistant design, stereo sp


Cruz named Damas brand ambassador

Damas, a leading jewellery retailer in the GCC region, has roped in A-list Hollywood celebrity Penélope Cruz as the brand ambassador for its newly-launched luxury jewellery brand - Sama. A spectacular gala event was held at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa recently to launch


Acer unveils thinnest notebook, other products

Acer, a leading hardware, software and services company, today unveiled the latest range of its products at a press conference at Dubai’s Westin Mina Siyahi. The event featured a number of key speakers, including Daniel Trachino, general manager of Acer Middle East & Af


HTC launches two new smartphones

HTC Corporation, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology, has unveiled the HTC Desire 10 pro and the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle smartphones. Both devices bring stunning design and flagship-level features to HTC’s widely praised Desire family of smartphones


Apple's iPhone 7 ‘more expensive to make’

Apple is spending more to manufacture its iPhone 7 smartphone than predecessor iPhone 6S due to features such as a bigger battery and larger storage capacity, according to a teardown by IHS Markit. Including $5 in basic manufacturing costs, total cost to manufacture the iPhone 7


45 Smoothie King outlets planned in Middle East

Smoothie King, which made its foray into the Middle East recently with its first outlet in Dubai, UAE, plans to open 45 stores in the region in the next five years. The new outlet is located on the ground floor of BurJuman, one of the oldest shopping malls in the UAE.


Note 7 phone fire in China 'not linked to battery'

A battery supplier to Samsung Electronics said on Monday a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that reportedly caught fire on its own in China appears to have been caused by an external factor. Amperex Technology Limited (ATL) said it conducted a joint investigation with Samsung on the phon


IKEA Saudi Arabia launches new catalogue

Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman Furniture Trading Co., IKEA Saudi Arabia, a leading home furnishing company in the region, has launched today its 65th annual catalogue with “Creating Everyday Moments” as the theme. Through its theme “Creating Everyday Moments”,

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