Blackberry is the series of Smartphones developed by Canadian based mobile company RIM (Research in Motion) Technologies. RIM introduced Blackberry in Dubai in 2008 by setting up their Middle East headquarters in Dubai Internet City. Previous to their presence in Dubai, the main office was located in Turkey.
Blackberry launched its services in conjunction with the help of local telephone partners Etisalat and DU. Blackberry provides both services in UAE / Dubai. These services are
- Blackberry Enterprise Service: For corporate companies who wants to keep their mailing system wrapped around blackberry email architecture. Enabling this service a user can receive and send emails by using its dedicated company account.
- BlackBerry Internet Service: For general users of the Smartphones and with this service enabled, anyone can access their general email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail etc.
Many new Blackberry Smartphones have been introduced in Dubai which comes with special offers available to its customer. Users can also get dedicated internet package by Etisalat and Du as an incentive of purchasing blackberry phones from them.
Blackberry price in Dubai:
Blackberry price in Dubai ranges from dealer to dealer and on color of the device it is available in. Some of the new blackberry phones in Dubai along with their price are mentioned below, these costs / price rates are provided just to get general idea for blackberry price in Dubai as of July 2011.
- Blackberry Bold 2 Price in Dubai: 1600 AED to 1750 AED
- Blackberry Bold 9780 Price in Dubai Stores: approx: 1,400 AED to 1650 AED
- Blackberry 9700 (unlocked) Price in Dubai: approx: 1,200 AED – 1,500 AED
- BlackBerry Curve 8520 White or Black : 600 AED to 800 AED
- BlackBerry curve 9300 Price in Dubai: 700 AED to approx 1,100 AED (also available with 3G option)
- Blackberry Torch 9800 Price in Dubai: 17,00 AED to 2,200 AED
Note: Please keep in mind the above price is just for general idea, how much blackberry will cost if one needs to buy blackberry phones. These price estimates are based on the prices by Dubai Mobile Dealers, Etisalat / Du price packages and used phones which are in mint / never-open condition.
Where to Buy BlackBerry in Dubai:
Blackberry in Dubai are available in most of the electronic boutiques in Dubai. Some of the major ones are below
- Axiom Telecom Dubai
- Jumbo Electronics Dubai
- Sharaf DG
- Emax Electronics Dubai
- Carrefour Dubai and across all UAE
- Etisalat and Du both sell various range of phonesets of BlackBerry, however they need to be purchased along with the data package with different bandwidth limit on them. Etisalat is also offering a monthly package for latest blackberry phones with different ineternet packages.
Blackberry service center in Dubai: If you have purchased from Axiom Telecom or other major mobile outlets then please take the phone to them as they have a dedicated certified trained staff to service the blackberry phones in Dubai. Also, please check online forums and support material to fix minor problems. For more info, please visit Blackberry Support Center in Dubai