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iPhone 3G released in Jordan

Orange is now selling the iPhone 3G in Jordan. The iPhone is sold with a one year commitment condition. The prices are varied based on what contract the costumer chooses according to their special offers. There are 3 packages to choose from: iGold 500 cost 29.99JD (158SR/$42) each month with 500 minutes, 500MB and 250 SMS monthly. 8GB iPhone cost ...

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iPhone 3G released in Egypt, without Arabic, disabled GPS and no Egypt App Store

The iPhone 3G is now available in Egypt. It is sold by Vodafone and mobinil. The iPhone 3G will cost the same from both carriers: 3800 EGP (2,615 SR/$698) for the 8GB model and 4450 EGP (3,065 SR/$817) for the 16GB model. And there is no subsidized price! There are a few problems with this release: Banned GPS GPS is ...

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Egypt will probably not get the iPhone 3G

I recently discovered (thanks to Zsafwan and Mazen) that GPS devices are banned from use in Egypt! Telecoms Law 10/2003 outlaws the import of GPS-equipped mobile phones, and retailers found selling them could lead to the confiscation of their entire stock. The same applies to any kind of commercial use of GPS technology, which includes cars equipped with GPS devices. ...

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The Touch Phone War

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, president and CEO of Nokia praised Apple and Steve Jobs for launching the iPhone and accelerating the interest in using the Internet on cellphones. “The guys from Cupertino, he said, have helped to accelerate interest in using the internet on mobile phones, and that he needs to take his hat off to them.” The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will ...

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Apple selling unlocked iPhone 3G $695

Apple is selling the iPhone 3G SIM-unlocked in the Hong Kong Online Apple Store. The 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G models are sold for HK$5,400 ($695, 2610 SR) and HK$6,200 ($795, 2982 SR), respectively, with free shipping. “Customer response to the iPhone 3G has been off the charts, and we are thrilled to offer our customers in Hong Kong another ...

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Apple recalls iPhone 3G AC adaptors

Apple has issued a recall for the iPhone 3G AC adaptors in a number of countries. “Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter’s metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock. We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of ...

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Egypt and Jordan left out of the iTunes App Store

Egypt and Jordan, two of the 3 Arabic speaking countries to get an official iPhone release did not get their own iTunes App Store like Qatar. This is a bit odd considering the fact that many other countries without the iPhone deal, like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait were given an iTunes App Store page. Thanks, Ahmad for the information ...

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Dear Steve, Qatar is not in Europe, it’s in Asia

Sorry for not noticing it earlier, thanks to Thamer for emailing me about it. Although he was making fun of Apple for that. In the WWDC 2008 Keynote, the person who made that slide of the keynote somehow counted Qatar (an Asian country, obviously) . Someone would argue that Apple counts the Middle Eastern countries as part of their Europe ...

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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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