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In Pictures: Technology we wish was released in the UAE by now

Kipp’s tired of saying, “It is not yet available in the UAE.” So we thought we do something about it. Like compiling this list. Proactive? Yes, we know.

May 31, 2011 4:03 by

  • Ok, so things may not be as bad as they used to be, but the UAE can still be rather behind the times when it comes to technology releases. Take for instance the iPad 2, that only just got released in the UAE-though was soon to be sold-out, or the BlackBerry Playbook that was supposed to be released on June 12 but now is going to be released June 25. Just a little peeved, Kipp put together this list of technology that we'd wish would be released in the UAE very soon.

  • Yes, sure the BlackBerry App World was recently launched in the UAE, but for those of us with Android phones, that means little to nothing. Now if we had the Android market released in the UAE, well then we could wile away our time on our Android phones playing Angry Birds and what not.

  • Ok, so now that we are spending close to an hour on the Metro going to work we'd really like to have some "me" time on it, as the RTA promises us. What better way than to buy a Kindle and download books and read them. Wait, what is that? Oh yes, the Kindle still isn't available in the UAE. Come on!

  • "Chromebooks are built and optimised for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers." Sounds fascinating, doesn't it? If only we could find out for sure.

  • Yes, sure you can use your GPS in the UAE, but let’s face it, it’s hardly as sophisticated or comprehensive as it could be. You know what we are talking about—the kind of Jetsons-like ‘get-your-car-to-book-a-table-at-your favourite-restaurant’ kind of navigation.

  • Of course, the UAE has to be one of the five countries that sell iPhones that do not support this super cool app which allows you to video-call your fellow iPhone users. With two pseudo-competing telcos in the country, Kipp can hardly wonder why.

  • One of the biggest EA Games role-playing video game Mass Effect 2 was credited by critics, as one of the best games of 2010. Kipp would never know though, because it is banned in the UAE!


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  1. fkthisht on May 31, 2011 9:30 pm

    I wish you guys had servers that weren’t shitty and pages would actually load.


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