As of today, BlackBerry 10 smartphones users around the world can access the latest news and thoughtful analysis on Middle Eastern affairs through a new Al Arabiya News app, available through BlackBerry World storefront.
Al Arabiya News is the English language platform of Al Arabiya News Channel, the regional 24 hour news channel based in Dubai.
Faisal J. Abbas, editor-in-chief of Al Arabiya News, said: “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.”
“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.
The new app will make the most of the features of the new BlackBerry Passport - launched yesterday at simultaneous events held at Dubai’s Armani Hotel as well as in Toronto and London - such as the large square touch screen which enables enhanced viewing of articles and videos.
Al Arabiya News can be accessed by visiting www.alarabiya.net/English and is available on BlackBerry World storefront.