Two new smartphones are being launched in Oman via Oman Mobile and Research In Motion. The BlackBerry® Torch™ 9860 and Torch 9810 are going to be available in Oman. They both have the BlackBerry® 7 operating system; a handset with all-touch; a huge 3.7” display and the perfect capacity for website, video, photo and gaming display. According to GM of Marketing at Omantel Consumer Business Unit, Saleem Ahmed Abdullatiff, the companies working on this project are delighted to be able to bring such sophistication to the Sultanate.
Out of all the Blackberry smartphones currently available on the market, these two for sure have the best features which are giving the manufacturers confidence that they will be very popular in the Oman mobile phone market. Those looking for faster browser features and improved quality screen display, will definitely be interested in the phones. As well, the price is reasonable, especially in comparison to other packages available.
Both phones are currently available in all Oman Mobile and Omantel stores.
Soon, hopefully, the enter Middle East will be lit up from the sun. That’s because Kibbutz Ketura will, this week, be unveiling the first commercial solar energy plant in the Middle East. Run through the Arava Power Company, the 4.95 megawatt power source at Ketura will be presented today, on Sunday June 5th.
Suntech Photovoltaic Solar Panels
The field is compiled of 18,500 Suntech photovoltaic solar panels that should, in total, produce 9 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year. This renewable energy production has incredible potential, especially considering how sunny the Middle East is and how easy it would be to tap into this free energy source.
The occasion today expects to bring in many heavy hitters at the field, which is located 50 kilometers north of Eilat. In attendance will be National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau, Agriculture Minister Orit Noked, Mks Dr. Einat Wilf, Shlomo Molla and Eitan Cabel. And, to add some extra spice, hip-hop artist Shyne plans to be there as well.
First of Its Kind
As David Rosenblatt, the vice chairman and co-founder of the project said,
“This first-of-its-kind field… will change the face of the energy sector in the country.”
Other participants in the project include Siemens Project Ventures and Bank Hapoalim.
As Johannes Schmidt, the CEO Equity Investments & Project Finance of the Siemens Project Ventures Financial Services division said, “Ketura Sun is the first high power photovoltaic unit that we have set up together with Arava Power in Israel. The project is a perfect opportunity to position Siemens Project Ventures as a reliable and strong partner in the Israeli solar market and to further strengthen our environmental portfolio.”
Arava Power is projecting a goal to provide as much as 10% of Israel’s electricity through partnerships with areas throughout Israel’s southern regions. Time will tell if this project is one that others throughout the Middle East will want to adopt as well.