If you’ve followed us on twitter you would know the great news that we heard in the Blackberry 10 Launch Event last night. Here’s a full recap of the event (Launch Date in the End):
We gathered for the live video feed at Burj Khalifa, a lot of faces from all around the Middle East were there, including bloggers, telecom operators and media.
The Live Video Feed was being shown all around the globe for the international launch of the BB10 these were the countries that were involved :
Robert Bose, the managing director for the middle east Introduced us to the global event that was going to take place :
Here we were hooked up with the live feed from NY:
Crackberry’s Kevin Cut his hair live, (he said he wont cut his hair until the announcement and they cut it live )
Then we were introduced to BlackBerry’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, one of his first Major announcements was the fact that RIM, the company that made BlackBerry is now going to be called BlackBerry!
A lot of the features of the new BB10 were introduced to us, including the BB Hub
Then, the shocking announcement !!!!
There’s not only 1 new BlackBerry, but 2 !!!!!!
The Z10 (touch based phone) and the Q10 ( Touch + keypad phone )
Alicia Keys was introduced as the new “Global Creative Director” for BlackBerry!
BBM Video Chat and Screen share – The thing that will set the bar higher and provide more differentiation for choosing BB over the competition :
BlackBerry has now over 70,000 Apps in the App world, major apps include : Whatsapp, Facebook, twitter, etc.. Still no news on Instagram !
We were then introduced to Nour Khrais, who manages a Jordanian Development company that produced apps for the BB10, he explained how easy and flexible it was to port applications to the BB 10 platform.
Maysalward Apps, created a lot of aps, 2 of which were Dominoes and Balot.
The Venue was in the Amazing Burj Khalifa :
After the event we had a chance to test out the device :
Stay Tuned for the BB10 with the Z10 Review, which is coming soon! I’ll try to post when I get back to Kuwait.. I’ll be talking about all the other features, including, BB Peak, Balance, Flow and Hub
BTW : Launch date for Dubai is Feb 10, in Kuwait is Mid-February, depending on Carrier readiness!