Mobily signs up 25,000 Saudi iPhone 3G subscribers within hours of launch

“Saudi mobile operator Mobily notched up 25,000 subscribers within hours of its launch of Apple’s iPhone 3G in the kingdom,” Andy Sambidge reports for ArabianBusiness.

“‘In just a few hours of launch the number of walk-in customers and those who applied online reached 25,000,’ said Ali S Al-Dakhee, Mobily’s youth segment manager in comments published by Saudi Gazette on Monday,” Sambidge reports.

“However, the device does not allow users to send or read text messages in Arabic and the web browser does not render Arabic text properly,” Sambidge reports. “These would be rectified and introduced within three months, said a spokesperson of Mobily, the Saudi affiliate of Etisalat.”

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MacDailyNews Take: “Within three months,” huh? In other words: roughly right around the early June (WWDC) timeframe. wink

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