Archive for October, 2008

360east Exclusive: First ever demo of Amman’s GPS map on a Nokia device

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Yes you read it right. Amman is finally getting a navigable GPS map. And that’s thanks to Nokia, who will be providing it for free for its Nseries and Eseries devices. I got a private demonstration of the map by Nokia today (see video below). This is the first time it has ever been shown [...]

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic ships in the UAE, Jordan and Saudi Arabia in December ’08

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I had my first chance to touch the Nokia XpressMusic at the Nokia Dead Sea MENA event. I will try to share my experience with it later on. But it has just been announced that device will make its way to the stores in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and, yes, Jordan, in December. The original [...]

Nokia to demonstrate the 5800 XpressMusic at the Dead Sea today

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Nokia’s Anssi Vanjoki is on the stage at the Dead Sea press event event, presenting Nokia’s global strategy. He just mentioned that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be demoed to the press later today. More updates later today.

Ovi goes live in the Middle East, sort of..

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Chris Braam Vice President for Sales at Nokia MENA has just announced that Ovi, Nokia’s online services portal has been launched in the Middle East. I have just registered an account and it worked. But it seems that sharing services are not live yet. I will try to dig more to understand how Ovi will [...]

Nokia’s Anssi Vanjoki @ The Dead Sea: Will a date be set for releasing the 5800 XpressMusic and other burining questions

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Tomorrow Thursday, I will be blogging from Nokia’s heavyweight press event on the shores of the Dead Sea. Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Markets, Anssi Vanjoki is the key name of this event, alongside Chris Braam Vice President for Sales at Nokia MENA. They will be presenting Nokia’s global and regional strategy and showing off [...]

Amman culture snapshot: (barely) catching Aziz Maraka

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Aziz Maraka is a young Jordanian singer-songwriter and one of the most promising new voices in Jordan’s alternative Arabic music scene. I mentioned Aziz on 360east earlier, but sadly could never catch him live in concert. Until last night that is. It all started with a Watwet message from ArabianMonkey who was trying to leave [...]

ALERT: Creative Commons CEO lecture in Amman next Wednesday

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

This is very exciting. Creative Commons is coming to Arabia and they’re holding a lecture in Amman. Creative Commons CEO Joichi Ito will be the speaker. Check out the invite below and read more at the ArabianMonkey. This should be interesting anyone who authors stuff like texts, music, photos, videos, software and so on. It [...]