Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cheap BlackBerry Smartphones in Saudi Arabia

Jarir Bookstore in Saudi Arabia is offering big discount on BlackBerry smartphones this November 2011. Some of these are:

BlackBerry Curve 8520 - image from http://www.jarirbookstore.com

Blackberry Curve 8520 which you can now buy for SR 649 instead of the usual SR 799, a discount of SR 150 or 19% . But before you decide to buy this item, please read the specifications here:

Some of the reviews from http://reviews.cnet.co.uk for this smartphone are:

GOOD

1. Flat, responsibive trackpad
2. Qwerty keyboard
3. Good social-networking apps with more available on the BlackBerry App World
4. 3.5mm headphone jack
5. Dedicated music keys
6. Black version is attractive
7. Rubber trim

BAD

1. No 3G
2. No camera flash
3. Low-end, 2-megapixel camera
4. Purple version is hideous
5. No GPS


Blackberrry Curve 9300 is priced at SR 959, a discount of SR 140 or 13% from the original price of SR1,099. Complete specifications of the device can be found here http://worldwide.blackberry.com/blackberrycurve/3G/curve_specifications.jsp

Below are the reviews from www.co.uk

GOOD

1. Great connectivity
2. Dedicated music keys
3. Will get updated to BlackBerry 6 OS
4. Excellent email support
5. Excellent battery life

BAD

1. Unresponsive optical trackpad
2. Pretty boring overall
3. Requires a BlackBerry contract
4. Apps tend to be fewer and pricier than those of competing platforms




Another great buy from Jarir Bookstore is BlackBerry Torch 9860. Its price is SR 1,999. Specifications for this smartphone can be found here http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_torch_9860-3926.php

GOOD

1. 3.7-inch touchscreen
2. 1.2GHz processor
3. 720p video recording

BAD

1. BlackBerry 7 OS could struggle to compete with Android and iOs


The fourth smartphone on sale is BlackBerry Torch 9810 priced at SR 2,299. Full specifications of this phone can be viewed at http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_torch_9810-3723.php . The following reviews are from http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/blackberry-torch-9810-zinc/4505-6452_7-34855156.html

The good: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810 has a sharp, colorful, and responsive touch screen along with a full slide-out keyboard. BlackBerry OS 7 promises support for augmented-reality apps, voice-activated universal search, a new Liquid Graphics technology, an improved Web browser, and more. Other upgrades include a 1.2GHz processor and 720p HD video recording. It's very affordable.

The bad: The BlackBerry Torch 9810's design is very similar to its predecessor, with the same feature set as before.

The bottom line: The BlackBerry Torch 9810 won't wow newcomers with its tired old design, but its affordable price and much-improved specs should keep BlackBerry enthusiasts satisfied.

Read more: http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/blackberry-torch-9810-zinc/4505-6452_7-34855156.html#ixzz1cceYoXM6


After buying your selected BalckBerry smartphones, the next thing to do is to choose which network you are happy to use. In Saudi Arabia, Mobility and STC are offering great plans. STC packages for BlackBerry users can be viewed here http://www.stc.com.sa/cws/webview/en/individual/jawal/content/blackberry-en.

Mobily also offers BlackBerry services in this site http://www.mobily.com.sa/wps/portal/bis

Buy, subscribe and be a proud owner of BlackBerry smartphones!

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