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Gitex Riyadh 2007 impressions: Don’t bother

Here I am thinking a showroom thats smaller than a single hall of Gitex Dubai will be any good after 5 years. I was wrong.

The expo was a waste of my time, its 45% Saudi Telecom, 45% Mobily, just 2 competing telecom companies with many small computer/technology stands.

No Apple? Apple just wasted a huge opportunity by not participating. And here I am thinking Apple Middle East started to focus on this untapped market.

No Sony? Sony just released the overpriced PlayStation 3 and they need to show it off to attract customers but unlike previous Gitexes, no Sony presence.

The best thing at Gitex was the price drop of the Nokia N95 from 3700SR to 3100SR and as I heard, 2900SR!

At the end, I suggest that you avoid Gitex and go to iTechia or Computer Market in Olaya – also known as haraj. As for me, I decided I will finally go to Gitex Dubai later this year!

I have this final message to the organizers of Gitex Riyadh: TSK TSK TSK.

About Khaled A.


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