Etisalat UAE, one of the largest telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa, announced the new affordable Blackberry smartphone 3G 9720 and a special trade in price for Etisalat subscribers.
Etisalat subscribers can exchange the Blackberry 8520 or 9220 to get the 9720 at the discounted price. Devices can be exchanged at Etisalat business centers at Abu Dhabi, Deira Business Center (Dubai) and Al Manakh Business Center (Sharjah).
There is 50% discount being offered on Blackberry Social package for 3 months.
Khaled El Khouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat, said, “The launch of the new affordable device provides value for money in terms of access to the latest technology and services. Etisalat will continue its efforts in working with technology majors to launch the latest devices meeting the requirements of consumers across various segments in the country.”
The new BlackBerry 9720 comes with the BlackBerry 7 OS version 7.1 accompanied with a dedicated BBM key and qwerty keyboard on the device. The smartphone with a 2.8 inch touchscreen enables multicasting messages to BBM, Twitter and Facebook simultaneously.
The telecom operator had also pioneered in completing the advanced HSPA+ technology across the UAE enabling Etisalat’s 3G network to cover 99% UAE’s populated area becoming the fastest and widest in the Middle East.