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Smartphone users buzzing after Saudi Arabia unblocks Internet calls

Saudi smartphone users were calling out with joy this week after the government lifted a ban on apps that allow video and voice services. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha earlier this month issued a directive to unblock calling apps that have met regulatory requirements, with users able to access them from Wednesday. The move will make the …

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Now, smartphone is your passport in Dubai

Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet. Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and public security in Dubai and Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director-general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners …

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Smart UAE Wallet: Use smartphone as your passport at Dubai airport

Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet. Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and public security in Dubai and Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director-general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners …

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UAE’s residents spend almost a quarter of their day on social media

Dubai, UAE – UAE residents spend approximately five hours a day using social media on average and 29% have six to 10 applications installed on their smartphones according to new research from YouGov. The findings, captured amongst over 5,000 residents in the UAE, revealed that the time spent on social media varies depending on age group. Young users (aged 18-35) …

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Erıcsson consumerlab: Evolving expectations of smartphone users in Saudi Arabia

Smartphone users in Saudi Arabia have a strong interest in new and future services like multi-screening, connected cars and connected homes. The aspiration for these new services is much higher than among users in the US and the UK. 62 percent of the time spent watching videos is on smartphones and tablets When it comes to satisfaction of mobile broadband …

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MEA Smartphone Market Rockets as Cheap Devices Spur Surge in Demand

Smartphone shipments to the Middle East and Africa saw unprecedented year-on-year growth of 83% in 2014, according to – Q4 2014 Handsets Tracker released by International Data Corporation (IDC). Spurred by the increased availability of cheaper models and dual-SIM devices, the global advisory and consulting services firm announced that smartphones accounted for 41.9% of all mobile handset shipments to the …

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More than half of the smartphone users in Jordan are aware of LTE / 4G technology

A new Arab Advisors Group survey of Jordan’s smartphone and mobile application users was concluded in February 2015. The survey revealed that around 31% of the respondents are not aware of the operating system of their smartphone. A new major survey of the Smartphone and Mobile application users in Jordan was concluded by the Arab Advisors Group in February 2015. …

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MEA Smartphone Market Booms as 4G LTE Shipments to GCC Grow 400%

GCC shipments of 4G LTE handsets have increased more than four times over the last year and are now close to accounting for one half of all smartphones sold in the region, according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC). The market intelligence firm’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker shows that smartphones now make up 75% of the phones …

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UAE tablet, smartphone users warming up to purchasing online

Usage share for tablets is expected to grow at the expense of smartphones and laptops, making the UAE a good market to launch new tablets and related accessories, according to Steve Hamilton-Clark, CEO of TNS MENA. Marketers must tailor services to channel and category dynamics Smart phone ownership in the UAE has outstripped the global average by more than thirty …

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