Apple iPhone Heading To The Gulf, Google Android Going Down Under

February 5 2009one Commented

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Apple iPhone Heading To The Gulf

Apple has decided to introduce the iPhone to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.  These two countries will be the first new markets that Apple will be entering in the new year.  Emirates Telecommunications (“Etisalat”) will be selling the iPhone later this month.

When the iPhone was introduced to Egypt in December 2008, the country blocked the GPS feature.  But this will not likely happen in Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E.  One of the barriers for introducing the phone in the Gulf Coast countries is the language barrier.  The launch date is rumored to be on February 15.

Google Android Going Down Under
The first phones that will have the Google Android mobile operating system built-in will be revealed later today.  High Tech Computer (HTC), a Taiwanese company that manufactures mobile phones developed the G1, Google’s first phone to have Android.  HTC developed the phone with Singapore Telecommunications and plans to release it in Australia starting February 16.  Plans will start at A$59 per month to run the phone.

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