Etisalat is holding talks with handset manufacturers with a view to launch more phones using Google’s Android operating system by the end of the year.
The operator launched the first Android-based phone in the region yesterday in conjunction with HTC. Samsung and Acer have also announced plans to launch Android-based phones this year.
“Following the launch of HTC Magic, etisalat will definitely introduce more Android-based phones to the UAE market,” said Omar Al Muzakki, the telecom company’s Senior Director, Product Marketing.
Etisalat is offering both prepaid and postpaid packages for HTC Magic phone. The prepaid plan costs Dh2,199 with 5GB of data free for one month. There are three postpaid packages with 1GB, 5GB and 10GB of data.