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LG BRINGS UAE’S FIRST 3D GAMING CHAMPIONSHIP TO LIFE

Gamers vying for daily, weekly and monthly prizes,
with the aim of being crowned LG Mega 3D Gaming Champion in January 2012


Oman, Aug. 7, 2011 – UAE gamers are currently battling it out in the UAE’s first-ever 3D gaming championship, powered by LG Electronics, at the Living Rooms video games café in Dubai Festival City.


Over the next six months competitors will go head to head testing their skills to the max using LG’s groundbreaking CINEMA 3D SMART TV technology. Contestants will be whittled down through a series of knock-out stages, leaving the UAE’s top group of gamers competing in the final round on 6 January 2012. Four will be crowned UAE 3D gaming champions.


Each winner will get an LG 3D package including a 42" CINEMA 3D SMART TV, 3D laptop, Optimus 3D mobile phone, 3D monitor, a state-of-the-art gaming console and the cherry on top: a trophy and certificate.


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BenQ Debuts E1465 Digital Camera to the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, 7th August, 2011 – Digital lifestyle provider BenQ has unveiled its new E1465 digital camera to the Middle East. The new 14-megapixel camera’s stand- out feature is its easy-to-use panorama mode which allows photo enthusiasts to capture spectacular horizon shots without missing the smallest of details.

 

The panorama mode was designed to capture the entire skyline in one single shot by stitching two to three images into one single and seamless large picture. The E1465 guides users frame by frame when capturing sweeping views of natural landscapes or bustling street scenes.

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New ASUS U46/U56 Notebooks are Thin, Light and Powerful

Fully-fledged Intel® CPUs and extensive features in slim and portable designs give consumers a stylish and uncompromising mobile computing choice


Dubai, UAE (August 3, 2011) ― Redesigned U46/U56 notebooks are under an inch thick, brandishing highly attractive color schemes. Despite their ultra-slim build, they utilize the latest Intel® standard voltage CPUs up to 2nd generation Core™ i5. Powerful graphics join extended battery life, USB 3.0 and fast USB Charger+ device charging for complete computing that puts carefree usage and enjoyment first on both the 14” U46 and 15” U56. 


The latest models are scheduled to arrive in the region in the final quarter of the year, with the U46 retailing at 2999 AED, with the price for the U56 to be announced.


Eric Correa, Country Product Manager, ASUS Middle East, said: “ASUS is pleased to be able to offer another choice to customers, with the new models of the U46/U56 notebooks adding another slim and sleek product to the lineup. The latest technology and updates have been included, making the machines a great choice for consumers looking for a fully up to date notebook that looks the part and has the performance to match.”


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Ramadan’s Finest Drama Series Land on Yahoo! Maktoob’s All-Free Video Service

Dubai, August 02, 2011: Yahoo! Maktoob, the premier digital media company, is bringing this year’s Ramadan blockbusters to its Video Service (Cinema and TV). Streaming a diverse range of more than 10 drama series throughout the Holy Month, including the highly anticipated Al Daboor, Maraya 2011 and Haddotat Baad Al Noum, users are able to enjoy watching the narratives unfold and catch up on what they’ve missed on TV at any time. The all- free service also provides users across the Middle East with over 1,200 hours of high quality video content from the region’s finest Arabic movies, plays and tv series.


Video Service (Cinema and TV)additionally debuts an enhanced interface and new features for a premier online experience. With a new hotlist structure, it is now easier to navigate a library of over 500 movie classics and recent cinema releases, the latest information and documentaries, with more content to be added in the coming weeks. This Ramadan, users can additionally personalize high definition video players as they enjoy quicker loading speeds.


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First Skype iPad-Optimized App Launches Today

Enjoy video calls on a large screen with friends, family and colleagues, while on the go
LUXEMBOURG- Aug. 2, 2011 -(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Skype today announced the release of its Skype for iPad app, bringing more than 25 million iPad1 users a Skype video calling experience optimized for their tablet device. Available to download from Apple’s iTunes App Store today, the new Skype for iPad app lets users make and/or receive free2 Skype-to-Skype video calls from their iPad to an array of Internet-connected devices over WiFi or 3G.


Skype’s first iPad-optimized app boasts a number of key features designed specifically for the iPad. Skype for iPad users can take advantage of the device’s large screen for video calls that deliver up to VGA quality video (640x480) at 15 frames per second. In addition, Skype for iPad lets users connect via video call on the iPad with even more Skype contacts, as it is compatible with a host of other Skype applications, including: Skype for iPhone, Skype for Mac, Skype for Windows PC, Skype for Android, Skype on HDTVs and many more.


Skype for iPad also takes advantage of the iPad’s larger screen with an updated Contacts view, which displays Skype contacts as large avatars in a grid layout. Users can also more easily find and resume recent conversations and calls through an updated history window.


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Research In Motion Introduces New BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

Largest Global Launch of BlackBerry Smartphones Ever With More Than 225 Partners Around the World


Waterloo, On – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry® smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS).  RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry® Bold™ models and three new BlackBerry® Torch™ models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry® 7 OS.


The launch of this family of handsets will be RIM’s largest global launch ever and more than 225 carriers and distribution partners have already commenced or completed over 500 certification programs for these 5 new handsets.


Featuring RIM’s next generation of hardware and software platforms, these five new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones offer users a variety of designs to choose from and deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity.


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Research In Motion Introduces New BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

Largest Global Launch of BlackBerry Smartphones Ever With More Than 225 Partners Around the World


Waterloo, On – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry® smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS).  RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry® Bold™ models and three new BlackBerry® Torch™ models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry® 7 OS.


The launch of this family of handsets will be RIM’s largest global launch ever and more than 225 carriers and distribution partners have already commenced or completed over 500 certification programs for these 5 new handsets.


Featuring RIM’s next generation of hardware and software platforms, these five new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones offer users a variety of designs to choose from and deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity.


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Tariq Al Barwani visited GUtech

MUSCAT To learn more about different IT activities at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and the whole Bachelor of Science programme in Applied IT, Tariq Al Barwani, Head of Corporate Affairs at Nawras and the founder and President of the popular community IT website www.Knowledgeoman.com, has visited the GUtech Airport Campus in Al Athaiba last week.

“I am impressed that students at GUtech are doing Ipad and different other mobile phone applications taught in Germany as well as GIS system applications, which are becoming important in various industries in the whole Gulf region,” said Tariq who was welcomed by Hussain Al Salmi, Deputy-Rector for Finance and Administration, and Professor Dr. Nahla Barakat, Head of the Department of Applied IT at GUtech.

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Sony Launches VAIO E Series in Oman

Notebooks Feature Colour Variation and Exquisite Truss Pattern Texture Bringing Exceptional Design for Everyday Use

Muscat-Sultanate of Oman: 31 July, 2011 – Sony, the leading consumer electronics brand, today announced the Middle East launch of the new VAIO E Series, a range of notebooks that blend exceptional design with optimal performance for everyday use.  

The all-new VAIO E Series is equipped with second generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor and AMD Dual-Core Processor. The enhanced processing ability of the Intel Core processor and power efficiency of the AMD Dual-Core processor enable sharp and clear videos, realistic and responsive games, and allow the notebooks to run longer between battery charges.
Sony also takes cutting-edge styling to new extremes through the VAIO E Series. The surface of the notebooks features a truss pattern where several small triangles construct one large hexagon. The texture covers the exterior as well as the palm rest. Ergonomically designed for ease of use, fingerprints and smudges are less noticeable due to the three-dimensional pattern. The screen size of the VAIO E Series ranges from 14-inch to 15.5-inch.

The VAIO E series features the graphics provided by NVIDIA® GeForce® 410M GPU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Graphics or Intel® HD Graphics 3000.  
Delivering a richer communication experience, the VAIO E Series is preinstalled with several applications and utilities, many of which are launched through a one touch button including the ‘WEB’ button for quick web access and the ‘VAIO’ button that launches the media gallery. The dedicated ‘ASSIST’ button gives one-touch access to VAIO Care, which simplifies basic maintenance and troubleshooting tasks. In addition, VAIO E Series is equipped with the PMB VAIO Edition software that helps organize, create and share photos and videos.


Isolation keyboard and the handy numeric keypad is another user-friendly feature that allows comfortable typing. Moreover, the touch pad with multi-gesture control supports Flick, Tap and Scroll to facilitate easy navigation around web pages and application screens. This function can be easily enabled or disabled by Fn + F1 key.


Designed for users with a taste for superior quality, the VAIO E Series is available in four different colours. The 14-inch and 15.5-inch models are available in black, white, and pink. Glossy finished white and pink surfaces give a shiny and airy feel, while matte black offers a more sophisticated and stately tone.


The new VAIO E Series is currently available across leading electronics stores in Oman.
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