Archive for December, 2008

Against Israel’s barbarism: New Year’s vigil for Gaza tonight in downtown Amman

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

“As the world welcomes the new year, the people of Gaza receive 2009 with constant bombardment and bloodshed. Let us stand in solidarity with them on this occasion as we gather at Al-Hashemiyah Square in Downtown Amman for a candlelight vigil on New Year’s Eve between 11:30pm to 12:30am.” Check the Facebook event page. I [...]

Amman updated on Google Earth, but with less detail?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I was alerted (actually by my mother-in-law) that Amman’s Google Earth satellite photography has been updated. I just checked and it’s indeed true. The previous Amman satellite photos where at least 18 months old if not older. The area in the screen shot above is of the Mecca Street/Medical City Road intersection. As you can [...]

Orange starts selling the iPhone in Jordan, but I’m sticking with Nokia, for now

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

I just feel like making a really sleepy sounding wooo hooo. The iPhone is here. With Orange. Check out the offers here, or just look below. OK, so the iPhone can be yours in Jordan if you stick to a one year plan with Orange. Plans start at JD 26 per month for a 500 [...]

Nokia Ovi not working for ZAIN Jordan users

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Ever since Nokia opened their services portal, Ovi, to Jordanian users some weeks ago, I’ve been trying to get my N95 registered with the service. So far I tried maybe 10 times with no success. When you register a device with Ovi, you are asked to enter your telephone number, country and timezone into the [...]

FOR SALE: PSP with six original games, at cool price

Monday, December 8th, 2008

For sale in Amman, Jordan: PlayStation Portable (PSP) Color: Metallic Blue Less than 1 year old. In excellent condition. Original box available. 6 great original games: Daxter Avatar Worms 2 Sonic Rivals 1 Sonic Rivals 2 Pirates of the Caribbean (At World’s End) Also included: 1 new charger 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo (Sandisk) Price [...]

10,000+ reasons why Nokia is in trouble

Monday, December 8th, 2008

digg_url = ‘′; Nothing beats a great visualization of a revolutionary phenomenon. The screen shot above is of a site which lists the icon of over 10,000+ applications available for the iPhone as of today. Ten thousand plus applications for a platform that is only some months old. Re-read that last sentence and think. [...]

iPhone Jordan launch REALLY nears

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

All the predictions and rumors so far have been wrong. The iPhone is still not out in Jordan. Well, I have been told that Orange sales people are now in Egypt receiving training on selling the iPhone. I expect the launch to now be right after Eid. The iPhone will come with a 1 year [...]