Archive for September, 2008

Sorry Zain Kuwait, but these TV commercials are sexist TRASH!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I could not believe my eyes when I watched the three TVC’s below on Jazarah! Is Zain Kuwait out of its mind? How was such an offensive campaign approved. Or maybe they feel it’s funny to liken wives and women to mobile phones? Notice.. in the three ads its always a man and a “broken”, [...]

October 2nd: will the Nokia empire strike back with the “Tube”?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The mobile world is in full anticipation waiting for the October 2nd unveiling of the what many believe is Nokia’s first answer to the iPhone. This phone is code named “Tube” and will carry the model name of XpressMusic (or XpressMedia) 5800 (I really can’t stand these model names btw). This is a smartphone running [...]

Ramadan and alcohol: Hypocrisy or identity? Freedom or disrespect? Law or religion?

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Over the past few days, quite a debate has been going on the Jordanian blogosphere about the police’s closing of Books@Cafe. The story of the closure was told on by the owner of the restaurant Madian Al Jazerah. So far close to 240 comments have been posted on that story. I have rarely seen [...]

Full elections and no appointment for University of Jordan’s student council

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Finally some good news. I just read in Al Ghad that the University of Jordan will hold full and democratic student elections this year instead of appointing half of the council. This came after Adnan Badran, the former prime minister and the current head of the National Center for Human Rights has sent a letter [...]

Apples and Oranges: what Jordanian iPhone rumors did YOU hear?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Given the power of rumors in this country and the tendency of people to believe the strangest things (like the get-rich-quick schemes offered by devious “stock market” and “forex” charlatans), I wouldn’t be surprised to hear the following iPhone rumors in Jordan: “The iPhone will only be given to sons of current and previous government [...]

Boring event, pretty good phone: the G1 Google phone is here

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

“i would like to congratulate”.. “on behalf of”.. “i would to thank”.. “moving forward”.. “driving innovation”.. “a momentous day”.. “maximize”.. What a boring launch event for the “Google Phone” aka T-Mobile G1. Why is it that most corporate leaders always insist in communicating in a manner that doesn’t communicate. You don’t have to have Steve’s [...]

Meet the G1 Google phone

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

UPDATE 24 September, 2008: Read my post-launch impressions on the G1 Google Phone. Watch the TV commercial The press conference has not happened yet, but the official shots are already on the web. This is the T-Mobile G1 Google Android based phone to be released today. Engadget has the specs.. I am looking forward to [...]