While the mobile market is undergoing one of its biggest shake-ups in years, the Middle East's population mix provides a strong market for two of hardware's former top dogs.
News from Dubai on the growth and development of IT and telecoms in the Middle East.
In the United Arab Emirates, the mobile market is in flux, with Android on the rise and iOS slipping.
A recent price hike in the UAE shows how the illusion of choice in which telco to use is just that. But things could be about to change.
While web threats may not have been high on the agenda for the region's businesses, a series of high-profile security incidents looks like it could be about to change all that.
In the United Arab Emirates, Nokia still holds sway over the market with an OS it abandoned years ago and a three-year-old feature phone.
The telecoms landscape in the Middle East is shifting, as states look to pastures new to ease their reliance on oil revenues.