Tag: Smartphones

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

iPhone 8 – Apple’s Also-Ran?

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, two of the three smartphones released in Apple’s 2017 lineup, went on sale last month but have been met with low demand. “The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are virtually perfect phones. And yet…

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Despite “Licensing,” Ride-Hailing Conundrum Continues

The government last month issued temporary approvals for the licensing of ride-hailing apps in Jordan. This is an important step forward, but much remains to be done before these services can operate legally in the Kingdom. Many have lauded the…

Ashraf Sabry, Fawry CEO

All Aboard Egypt’s E-payments Express

Whether it’s buying a bus fare or an airline ticket, Egypt’s first and biggest e-payment firm Fawry handles around 1.5 million transactions daily. Fawry CEO Ashraf Sabry told Venture how he planned to convince even more merchants and consumers to make…

Patrick Harb, the regional manager for HMD

Nokia Calls Back

Three new Nokia smartphones are set to be released in the Middle East soon. Patrick Harb, the regional manager for HMD, the Finnish company that resurrected the Nokia brand last year, believes there will be significant market demand for the…

Orange Jordan CEO Jerome Henique

Orange Enhances the Local Telecom Scene

Orange is a provider of integrated communications that has, since entering the Jordanian market in 1998, become a leader and a staple of the telecommunications sector in Jordan. Venture spoke with Orange Jordan CEO Jérôme Hénique about the origin of…

AI: Speaking Up

All the big names in tech are betting big on AI voice assistants. But who will come out on top? By Zeid Nasser Thanks to the early success of household devices like Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo, and the higher than expected…

Instant Camera

Best Instant Cameras

Smartphone snappers can never match the photographic fun providing by instant cameras. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic www.fujifilm.com The Mini 90 is at the top end of Fujifilm’s growing…

Online Security and Staying Safe

The tumultuous events of last year prove we need to be more vigilant about online security than ever before. By Zeid Nasser The United States accused Russia of hacking its presidential elections. Yahoo admitted 1 billion user accounts had been…

Who Won the Smartphone Wars?

With the global smartphone market now close to peaking, it’s clear to see who the winners and losers are in this closely-fought segment. By Zeid Nasser After years of battle, some tech watchers have declared the smartphone wars over. The…

Mohammad Alayyan, Founder of al Ghad

Al Ghad Looks to Tomorrow

As Al Ghad marks its 12-year anniversary, the owner of Jordan’s most popular independent newspaper remains upbeat about the title’s future in a fast changing media landscape marked by declining ad sales and readership. By Dina Al Wakeel Mohammad Alayyan…