Arab News, one of the few English newspapers in Saudi Arabia, has posted an article comparing the iPhone and the Blackberry phones. The article made many mistakes regarding the iPhone. Let’s start with:
“iPhone has recently introduced its latest 3GS iPhone“. Yes, the “iPhone” company has released a new phone.
“According to Khalid Khalaf, a customer service employee at Axiom Telecom, the official Blackberry and iPhone providers, girls tend to buy the Blackberry phones more than men“. So, Axiom is now an official iPhone provider? Not according to Apple and this page on Axiom’s site lists the phones that they are selling. None of them is an Apple iPhone.
“Our sales of Blackberry Curve or Bold and iPhone are high“. Is Axiom actually reselling Mobily iPhones? If not shouldn’t Mobily protect it’s deal with Apple and stop Axiom? Unofficial iPhone sales will only hurt Mobily.
“the new 3GS iPhone is expensive, it ranges between SR4,500 to SR5,000 depending on the phones memory capacity,“. These are not the prices of the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS will be (and should be) sold at the price of the iPhone 3G. So Mobily should release the iPhone 3GS in Saudi Arabia for 2,400SR and 2,800SR. These prices (4,500/5,000SR) are based on how greedy the resellers are.
The rest of the article interviews some people and ask them what do they prefer, iPhone or Blackberry.