At the GITEX GulfComms exhibition STC Group announced that that they will be the exclusive distributor of the HTC 8X windows phone 8 handset in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Windows Phone 8 finally supports RTL languages, making it the first Windows Phone to properly support Arabic.
"We are pleased to announce this new partnership, and we look forward to working with HTC and Microsoft, the leaders in innovative technology," said STC’s GM of Corporate Communications, Eng. Nawaaf Al Shalani.
Al Shalani added, "This cooperation affirms our dedication to serving our customers, and sheds light on our ability to create comprehensive services and strategic alliances that consolidate our leadership in the IT industry, as the HTC device provides an added value to the smart phone market in general, and without a doubt it is an innovation that will satisfy the demands of the wider STC customer base by giving them the ideal smart phone experience."
On his part, Jon French, HTC Vice President MEA at HTC, commented on the partnership: "This strategic partnership promotes our vision in forming long-term, positive and mutually rewarding relationships with our main partners in the region, where we always seek to produce smart phones that embody pioneering technologies and innovative designs, as reflected in the advanced HTC Windows Phone 8X."
French maintained: "We are thrilled for the opportunity to present the HTC Windows Phone 8X to the Saudi consumers."
Microsoft Middle East spokesperson, said: "The announcement of this partnership today is a proof of the collaboration strength that gathered 3 of the communication industry leaders, where the customers in Saudi Arabia will be able to experience the latest smart phone technology with HTC Windows Phone 8X, operated by STC."
Nokia has not announced the distributors in the Middle East yet.
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