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Tech Brand Nothing Enters Saudi Market At Jarir Bookstore

The award-winning Nothing Phone (1) sports a premium aluminum frame and a distinctive LED Glyph Interface.

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Jarir Bookstore, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leading consumer tech retailer, has announced an exclusive partnership with UK-based technology brand Nothing, bringing the company’s innovative Phone (1) to the Saudi Arabian market.

The Nothing Phone (1) goes on sale across all Jarir stores from the 1st of March 2023 and will also be available on the company’s website. Through the collaboration, Jarir Bookstore will also offer repair and warranty solutions for all Phone (1) purchases.

“Jarir is excited to partner with another quick-rising tech company offering something unique and different to the Saudi Arabian market. We look forward to bringing the iconic and highly regarded, Nothing tech products to Saudi Arabia,” says Nasser Abdulaziz Alaqeel, COO of Jarir Marketing Co.

The Nothing Phone (1) has received critical acclaim for its innovative design while also scooping a “Best Inventions of 2022” award from TIME magazine for its unique “Glyph Interface” notification system, which uses 900 LED lights to create light patterns for highly-personalized notification alerts.

Nothing Phone (1) Specs

The Nothing Phone (1) is powered by a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor and sports a 50 MP dual camera, 120Hz OLED display, plus Nothing’s custom version of Android.

There’s a strong and light 100% recycled aluminum frame on the outside, while over 50% of the device’s plastic components are made with recycled materials.

Adding Phone (1) to Jarir’s lineup will help the company stay at the forefront of consumer technology and shows a commitment to providing the latest solutions to Saudi customers. The Nothing Phone (1) is available now at all Jarir branches and online at Jarir.com.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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