DUBAI, UAE, September 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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.
Al Arabiya News can be accessed by visiting http://www.alarabiya.net/English and is available on BlackBerry World storefront.
About Alarabiya News
Alarabiya News is the online English platform of Al Arabiya news channel, one of the most popular, interactive news portals in the Arab world, offering latest news, views and in-depth features. With its commitment to user generated content. Alarabiya News allows its users to interact freely with news, whilst its View More video-on-demand service enables users to access Al Arabiya News Channel bulletins and flagship programs with full English subtitles and transcripts. For more information visit: http://www.alarabiya.net/english
SOURCE Al Arabiya News