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3G iPhone activation in-store, no online ordering

So much for that plan. iPhone Atlas confirmed that the new 3G iPhone that will be released July 11th 2008 will require an in-store activation instead of the regular iTunes based activation. The goal is to slow the market for unlocked iPhones. But that will mainly effect countries without an iPhone deal, like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, ...

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iPhone software version 2.0 still without Arabic

According to the specifications of the new 3G iPhone. The iPhone will not have any Arabic language support at all. Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish Which is odd considering that the iPhone should be released in 3 Arabic speaking countries; Egypt, Jordan ...

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The 3G iPhone is almost everywhere except Saudi Arabia

View Larger Map The 3G iPhone will be available in more than 70 countries. 22 will get it on July 11th 2008. You can see the full country list here. What is missing are most of the GCC except Qatar who will get the iPhone from Vodafone. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are one the biggest mobile communication ...

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Live Coverage of the WWDC 2008 Keynote

With less than two hours to go until the WWDC 2008 Keynote, here are some sites with live updates from the Keynote: Mac Rumors Live Live Coverage from the Mac Observer Engadget Live Coverage Apple Gazette live coverage Audio Stream from iPhoneAlley We will be back after the Keynote with news on what will be announced.

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What Apple needs to know about releasing the iPhone in Saudi Arabia

Only less than 2 days until the WWDC 2008 Keynote and none of the Saudi Arabia mobile operators (STC, Mobily and the new Zain) announced any deal with Apple regarding the release of the iPhone in Saudi Arabia. If this is the case then Apple is either: 1) Already in talks with one of those and nothing was announced until ...

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Apple in Saudi Arabia: 2 years of frustration

Another title would be: Why Apple should end their Apple IMC program and start selling their products directly. A Mac user in Saudi Arabia, Talal Bakry, posted on the Mac Rumors Forum about his unfortunate experience with GlobalStore ( An Apple Authorized Premium Reseller in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Arab Computers (Apple Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) and Apple IMC(Apple’s third-party ...

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Google Enterprise Executive Briefing conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This is probably the first time Google ever had a conference in Saudi Arabia. Although it is concerned with the enterprise I still find it interesting and worth checking out. The conference will be held on June 2nd 2008 in Marriott hotel in Riyadh. For me I am interested in Google Maps, as you can see (click here to view ...

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Apple released Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3 update

Apple released Mac OS X 10.5.3 update for Leopard, update is recommended for all Leopard users and improves the stability, compatibility and security of the Mac. On my second generation MacBook Pro the update was 198MB. While newer MacBook Pros need to download 420MB. One of new features in this update is the ability to sync your contacts with Google. ...

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New Arabic iPhone software from iPhoneIslam

iPhoneIslam release the pro version of their Arabization software for the iPhone ( +Arabtaller Pro+ ). This will cost $20 and if you don’t want to pay you can still install the freeware edition ( +Arabtaller+ ) reported earlier by Waiel. Main features as translated from the Arabic site: A better installation process A better handling of finishing Arabic letters ...

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Arabtaller after one week

The admins at iPhoneIslam believe(3rd comment) that they had over 30,000 downloads of their ArabTallar application for the iPhone. The application that introduces best Arabic support so far on the iPhone as far as I’m concerned. As for the countries visiting their site/downloading their Arabization software, they are the following, ordered by most visits: Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Kuwait ...

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