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Al Arabiya News Launches a New App for BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

Faisal J. Abbas, Editor in Chief of Al Arabiya News (left) and Christopher Smith, Vice President of Software Applications and Platform at BlackBerry, during the launch of Al Arabiya News' new app for BlackBerry 10.Starting today, BlackBerry® 10 smartphones users around the world can access the latest news and thoughtful analysis on Middle Eastern affairs through a whole new and dedicated Al Arabiya News app which is available through BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

Al Arabiya News is the English language platform of Al Arabiya News Channel, the region's leading 24 hour news channel based in Dubai.

The Al Arabiya News app works perfectly on the new BlackBerry® Passport, a new device purpose-built for productivity with a boundary breaking design that challenges the status quo. The new app will make the most of the unique features of the BlackBerry Passport, such as the large square touch screen which enables enhanced viewing of articles and videos.

"The new app will offer the most optimal content viewing experience and ensure  our content becomes even more accessible and available for influential decision makers who need to  conveniently access their news and analysis while on the go," said Faisal J. Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya News.

"The new app, which is available through BlackBerry World, is an extension of our existing English website and users of the app will be able to benefit from all of our existing features and sections, such as our 'View More' video-on-demand service which enables users around the world to access Al Arabiya News Channel bulletins and flagship programs with full English subtitles and transcripts," added Abbas.

"It's great to welcome the Al Arabiya News App in BlackBerry World," says Mike Al-Mefleh, Senior Director, Product Management and Services at BlackBerry. The apps make the most of the unique features of our newly launched BlackBerry Passport such as the large square touch screen and the new QWERTY touch-enabled keyboard."

The BlackBerry Passport was launched earlier today at simultaneous events held at Dubai's Armani Hotel as well as in Toronto and London.



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